DONATE CARS for Big IMPACT
Vehicles for Change’s Mission
Vehicles for Change is committed to empowering low-income families in the Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Detroit areas. This local non-profit organization cites increased independence, higher wage earnings, better health, and ultimately richer lives as the key reasons car ownership is vital for low-income families.
Vehicles for Change works with community donors to refurbish vehicles and resell them to eligible families for as low as $750. Of the 5,000 families positively affected by Vehicles for Change’s services, an average of 75% received an increase in wages or better job opportunities. Additionally, aspects of family life, such as health and time spent with children, are positively impacted through car ownership.
How to Donate Cars
Vehicles for Change makes it easy to donate cars. Individuals simply fill out a donation form, and a few days later, Vehicles for Change will send a tow truck to pick up your car. This hassle free process is an important part of the Vehicles for Change experience because they believe donating a vehicle should not be stressful for the donor. Their goal is to help you make the most impact with your generous donation.
They offer a specialized inspection to ensure your donated cars are used in the most mutually beneficial way possible. Vehicles for Change determines whether your donation is most suited for refurbishment and resale to a low-income family, resale on their used car lot, or should be auctioned to help pay for other vehicle repairs. The donated cars given to Vehicles for Change are all used effectively. They will not turn down vehicles, regardless of age or condition.
Partnerships Between Non-Profit Organizations
Non-profit organizations team up with Vehicles for Change to promote the organization and raise funds. Vehicles for Change offers a special offer for non-profits and charities throughout the Maryland and Virginia region to encourage members and other individuals to donate cars to Vehicles for Change.
As part of the agreement, when participants mention a partner organization, Vehicles for Change gives that business 40% of the net proceeds from the sale of the car. This partnership is mutually beneficial because it provides an easy way for your non-profit organization to raise money, while also increasing the number of donated cars for Vehicles for Change.
Business Partnerships with VFC
Select businesses are partnering with Vehicles for Change to provide financial support, donate cars, or provide discounted services. These businesses gain exposure as well as contribute to community empowerment. A large part of their business partnerships are related to the automotive industry. These businesses offer discounted or free services to Vehicles for Change to keep costs as low as possible for low-income families looking to buy one of our vehicles. Some business partners offer financial support to help aid in Vehicles for Change’s refurbishment of donated vehicles.
Others donate cars they are no longer using, and still others encourage their employees to donate cars. Business partnerships are an important aspect of Vehicles for Change because they are able to provide larger contributions relative to the size of the business. Along with dedicated individual donors, businesses have the potential to make big changes to the organization’s financial success.
How Partnerships Are Mutually Beneficial
Partnerships between Vehicles for Change and other non-profits or business groups are mutually beneficial because both parties receive valuable resources. For non-profits, the opportunity to raise money beyond volunteer work is useful.
For businesses, getting your brand out with the added bonus of making clear your commitment to the community and helping the less fortunate is a great way to improve brand recognition. Whether you are interested in partnering with Vehicles for Change for a fundraising campaign, making a financial contribution, or offering discounted services, they make sure you receive the credit you deserve and the highest possible benefits. When your organization donates cars, you can be sure you will receive the corresponding funds in a timely manner.
Partnerships Mean More Visibility
One of the perks to partnering with Vehicles for Change is the added visibility. Organizations and businesses that team up with their program are listed on their website as contributors and partners, so anyone visiting the organization learns about important sponsors. Social media is another component of visibility that is increasingly important.
Vehicles for Change’s strong social media presence will benefit your non-profit organization or business. The key to recognition is getting your brand out there, and partnering with Vehicles for Change is an easy way to do so while also contributing to low-income families in the area.
More Cars, More Good
Vehicles for Change is happy to partner with non-profit and charity organizations because ultimately, it helps them achieve our goals. With more cars, they are able to help more low-income families in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. areas regain independence and improve their earning potential. By working with others, Vehicles for Change maximizes the number of families in the area that can be helped.
Also, because of partnerships between Vehicles for Change and automotive businesses, they have managed to keep refurbishing costs down and ultimately provide reliable cars at lower prices for deserving families. In the future, Vehicles for Change hopes to expand to areas outside of the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. region to reach more families in need of assistance and affordable transportation.
Currently, Vehicles for Change is looking to both Detroit and Atlanta for possible opportunities, and they will need the help of both our business and non-profit partnerships to make that expansion.
Who Benefits from Donated Cars
Vehicles for Change helps low-income families in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. areas gain access to affordable transportation through vehicle ownership. They have helped over 5,000 families buy a car, increasing their earning potential and improving their finances in a meaningful way.
Their organization is unique because many car donation facilities are only interested in selling the cars for funding projects. Vehicles for Change is committed to providing transportation opportunities to low-income families and improving their potential to lead happy and healthy lives. The goal of Vehicles for Change is to serve low-income families by giving them access to affordable vehicles.