Thursday, March 3, 2011

Recycling Automobiles Program

Good day everyone. I had a gentleman e-mail me asking to post about a program that I have personally checked out. It is a great idea. I'm hoping you will join me in prayer that this program continues to be successful and will continue to grow. I'm happy to share this program as I truly believe in it. This is the information sent to me.


Go green and give with Giveacar

When you think of charitable giving, there are some common images that come to mind. Bake sales, donating your clothes to a charity shop, and getting sponsored to do anything from running to handstands to climbing a mountain may be a few. All of these are valuable ways to show the compassion that Jesus told us to show, and give something back to someone who has less than us.

Yet, there is another usually unexplored avenue to go down when it comes to charitable giving that also has added benefits for the environment. You may think of recycling cans, paper, and glass, but what about donating and effectively recycling your car?

Modeled on US organisations such as CharityCar.us, Giveacar was established in the UK in 2010 to facilitate the donation of scrap cars. They don’t only take cars, they also take vans and have recently started to take motorcycles. They provide a free and easy service that facilitates the vehicle donation through their subcontracted car collection agencies.

Donating your car through Giveacar means that you’re not only helping the environment by taking cars that heavily pollute from the road, you’re also keeping your car out of the hands of rogue traders who may put it back on the road unlawfully. Scrapping your car through an Authorized Treatment Facility also ensures that materials such as oil and brake fluid are disposed of safely and don’t leach into our soil and water.

All it takes is one phone call to organize the free and easy collection of your car. Depending on the age and condition of the vehicle, it is either sent to a scrap yard- Giveacar only uses Authorised Treatment Facilities- or sent to a car salvage auction. Any of the proceeds made from this, minus a small administrative cost, are donated to the charity of the owner’s choice. Giveacar has raised over $400000 since January 2010, and it works with over 250 charities, including Christian charities such as Youth for Christ, Retrak and Toybox.

5 comments:

Young Adventures... said...

Hi Tammi!

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog and becoming a follower. I'm following you now too. I look forward to reading more.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I actually donated a car a few years ago and was able to help out a local charity and got a nice tax deduction too :-)

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thank you YA! And welcome.

That is awesome OG! Glad to hear a testimony of it working and doing good all the way around. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings to you both,
Tammy

Bob West said...

Very interesting blog I am now a follower.
I thought you might enjoy Paradox Principles.
Watch this great film clip
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God Bless, Bob West
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Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thank you Bob!, I'll definitely check your site out. I always look forward to meeting other Christians.

God Bless!