When you say to yourself “I want to donate my car to charity”, you’re making a truly generous gesture. Give to the right charity and you will be getting an old car off your hands and funding important programs that help people in your area. [Read More]

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For lots of Americans recycling has become a part of our daily, or at least weekly, lives. Hey, even NASCAR is recycling and going green now! [Read More]

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They’re everywhere – ads asking you to donate your old car or truck to a charitable organization. When you see this much advertising on any subject, you can be certain that it is generating revenue. Organizations don’t pay for advertising if it doesn’t bring in money. In 2008 alone the IRS reports that US taxpayers donated over 443 million dollars worth of old vehicles.

Most people who donate a car are looking for a tax break or looking to get an eyesore out of their driveway. But they also donate cars to charity because they want to help others. So the question becomes: What percentage of the money earned from donating a car actually goes into programs that help people? [Read More]

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Recycling – it saves energy, money and the planet. Nearly everything is recyclable, if you just know how. That’s where this ongoing guide to recycling comes in. [Read More]

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When you donate a car to Volunteers of America, you help underwrite veterans programs, programs for seniors and for children and their families. But in many areas of the country you also fund programs that help recently released prisoners re-enter society as productive members of society. [Read More]

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VOA Receives $5000 Finalist Grant from Home Depot

Thank you for all your votes and efforts for Volunteers of America Michigan for The Home Depot Foundation’s Aprons In Action program!

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Reuse, Reclaim, Recycle – Part Two of Our Obsessively Thorough Guide To Recycling Nearly Everything.

As we continue our obsessively thorough guide to recycling almost anything, lets celebrate the differences recycling is making in the USA. Consider these statistics: In 2009 nearly 34% of the 243 million tons of waste generated by Americans was recycled, which prevented around 178 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the [...]

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Charity car donations help fund new assisted living center

On February 15 Volunteers of America officially opened the Mary Marshall Assisted Living Residence for senior citizens with mental illness or intellectual disabilities in Arlington, Virginia. Not only is the new Mary Marshall center a state-of-the-art community based facility, it is also an example of the kind of locally based programs you help fund when [...]

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Help VOA Michigan Win a $25,000 Grant from Home Depot!

Volunteers of America Michigan is in the running to win a $25,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation. You can help us – just click here and vote for Volunteers of America Michigan — you can do it once a day. Look for the banner on the left, click on vote now and you’ll be [...]

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Reuse, Reclaim, Recycle – an obsessively thorough guide to recycling nearly everything. Part 1

Here at CarsHelpingPeople.org we are big fans of recycling. Donating a car to charity like Volunteers of America is one of the most effective kinds of recycling anywhere. Not only are you helping us provide funds for the millions of people we help every year, you are also giving your car a second (or third [...]

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