How to Support Vehicles for Change
Donating a car is just one way you can support Vehicles for Change’s mission and help change the life of a low-income family.
Donate funds. Your tax-deductible financial contribution will help us refurbish vehicles for worthy families.
Become a business partner. As a VFC partner, your business or employer will demonstrate its commitment to the community while helping low-income families become self-sufficient.
Become a nonprofit partner. Schools and charities can raise thousands of dollars for their own causes while supporting Vehicles for Change.
Be a vehicle for change – YOU can make a difference!
To make an offline donation toward this cause, follow these steps:
- Write a check payable to “Vehicles For Change”
- On the memo line of the check, indicate that the donation is for “Vehicles For Change”
- Mail your check to:
Vehicles For Change
4111 Washington Blvd.
Halethorpe, MD 21227
Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated!
Vehicles for Change believes individuals with talent are abundant – it is opportunity that is limited. We are matching those individuals with impactful opportunities via car ownership and automotive training.
A car can be a vehicle to end the cycle of poverty. For families without transportation, getting to work, dropping kids off at daycare and medical appointments, and even going grocery shopping is a daunting task.
Your donation enables VFC to recondition cars for low-income families in need, while also training ex-offenders, underemployed and unemployed individuals on those same cars, in order to place them in meaningful employment opportunities.
Here’s how your contribution can make a difference:
- $25 covers vehicle cleaning
- $50 buys a tank of gas
- $100 pays for a tune-up
- $200 replaces tires
- $500 provides brakes, pads and rotors
The holiday season is upon us! Do you know what that means? It means it’s time for Vehicles for Change’s annual Year-End Giving Campaign. COVID-19 has turned the world as we knew it upside down and forced us to adjust to a new way of living.
But, this transition has been even harder for the families we serve at Vehicles for Change.
More than 10 million households in predominantly rural counties do not have access to a vehicle. Rural Americans without transportation face barriers such as access to employment, fresh food to serve their families, access to doctor’s appointments and healthcare and most importantly, maintain a connection with their family and friends.
This holiday season we are calling on you to help VFC support families in need and help build a better, brighter community. With your help, we can raise $50,000 to increase our impact in the community and:
- Provide donated cars to worthy families
- Increase workforce training opportunities
- Open employment opportunities to deserving families and formerly incarcerated men and women.
As a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, all gifts, whether a vehicle or monetary, are tax deductible to the fullest extent by law. Ready to get involved? The first step is easy; choose how you want to support our mission. Donate a car, give a monetary gift, or volunteer to be a VFC Ambassador and engage your network!
DONATE A CAR GIVE A HOLIDAY GIFT BECOME AN AMBASSADOR
Questions? Email Ayanna Dacosta, Vehicles for Change’s Director of Development at ADaCosta@VehiclesForChange.org.
Business Partners at Vehicles for Change
Select businesses are partnering with Vehicles for Change to provide vehicles, financial support or discounted services while generating community goodwill and exposure for their own organizations.
In fact, VFC’s partnership with Precision Auto Care was recognized by the Washington Business Journal and area business leaders at the 2011 Corporate Philanthropy Awards. Vehicles For Change and Precision, which owns and operates 26 Precision Tune Auto Care centers, received the MassMutual Citizenship Award for the most productive private-public partnership.
Vehicles for Change is grateful for the support of numerous Maryland and Virginia businesses. Please join us in thanking these community-minded companies whose partnership makes it possible for VFC to put thousands of hard-working families on the road to success.
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
- General Motors
- Kahlert Foundation
- PNC Bank
- The Abell Foundation
- State of Maryland
- State of Virginia
- Wells Fargo Foundation
- The Phillips Foundation
- United Way of Central Maryland
- France Merrick Foundation
- MileOne the Heritage Group
- Rotary Club of Baltimore
DONATIONS OF HIGH-QUALITY,
- Exclusive Motors
FOR VFC FAMILIES
DISCOUNTED AUTO PARTS AND
SERVICES FOR VFC VEHICLES
- Advanced Auto
- Buss Locksmith Service
- Certified Auto Repair
- Stan Rollison’s
- Windshield Wizards
DONATIONS OF FLEET VEHICLES
- Kaiser Permanente
- Crockett Facilities Services
YOUR BUSINESS CAN DEMONSTRATE ITS DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITY AND MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE BY SUPPORTING VEHICLES FOR CHANGE.
Here are some ways to help as a Business Partner:
- Tell customers and employees how their car donation to VFC can earn them the best possible tax
deduction. We can provide an article for your newsletter or website.
- Display flyers or counter cards. We can supply them.
- Make VFC the beneficiary of a raffle, golf tournament or other activity.
- Allow us to bring our staffed information table to your workplace or meeting site.
- Invite us to speak at an event.
- If you’re in the auto business, provide in-kind or discounted services.
- Make a financial contribution to offset the cost of vehicle repairs.
- Introduce us to a potential partner.
We welcome your ideas and appreciate your interest. Please contact us at email@example.com if your business would like to get involved. If you’re involved with a school or charity, learn how to raise money for the cause while helping low-income families.