For Immediate Release
Charity Offers Free Car-Donation Processing Service To All Non-Profits Nationwide
Longwood, FL, Monday November 10, 2008-The Original Charity Cars, America’s largest nationwide car-donation / distribution charity, has launched a new coast-to-coast free car-donation processing service that will benefit a wide spectrum of non-profit organizations. Beginning today, all vehicles donated online through the charity’s alternate website www.1-877-Charity.org will be sold and 100% of the proceeds will be forwarded to the charity of the donors choice.
According to recent government studies there are over 4300 charities nationwide with car-donation programs. The vast majority of vehicle donations are processed by 3 rd party, for-profit middlemen / fundraisers. The study concluded that when for-profit middlemen were involved in the car-donation process, on average, only about 35% of the revenue from the sale of the donated vehicles ever reached the charity. As a result, tens of millions of charitable dollars are lost each year to the professional fundraising companies that administer most of America’s car-donation programs. By utilizing its vast knowledge and expertise to process vehicle donations for other charities, The Original Charity Cars hopes to deliver millions of dollars in much needed funding to non-profits who take advantage of this free service.
“Our new service makes it possible for every charity in the nation to have its own turnkey car-donation program, and in addition, donors can now be certain that 100% of the proceeds from their vehicle donation will actually go to the charity of their choice”, said Brian Menzies, CEO and founder of the award winning charity. The organization hopes to keep the service free by attracting corporate sponsors interested in cause related marketing. “Obviously our cause is perfect for the automotive industry but since 1-877-CHARITY vehicle donors have the opportunity to select the charity of their choice, any company interested in supporting a wide array of charitable causes would find sponsorship of our project a perfect fit as well.”
1-877-CHARITY, www.1-877-Charity.org, is the newest addition to the non-profit organization’s diverse portfolio of innovative projects, which includes 1-800-Charity Farms, www.800CharityFarms.org, the charity’s 30-acre organic farm dedicated to feeding the hungry of Central Florida, as well as its main charitable focus, The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, www.800CharityCars.org, which leads the nation in providing free vehicles to struggling families.
1-877-CHARITY - A Project of The Original Charity Cars
Established in 1996, The Original Charity Cars operates the largest non-profit car-donation / distribution program in the nation. A past winner of the prestigious Walt Disney World Outstanding Community Service Award, the national, one-of-a-kind charity has also received kudos from Montel, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, The Non Profit Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and People Magazine.
The Original Charity Cars
1-877-CHARITY x 1
750 Miami Springs Drive
Longwood, FL 32779