Support VFC

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:
    1. Write a check payable to “Vehicles For Change”
    2. On the memo line of the check, indicate that the donation is for “Vehicles For Change”
    3. 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

Vehicles for Change is thrilled to announce our 2nd annual Custom Cars, Cocktails & Change, a car show featuring top exotic and classic vehicles. Enjoy all the fun of a car show, live auction, and awards ceremony from the comfort and security of your home at our virtual car show.

Attendees can purchase affordable general admission tickets or upgraded VIP Tickets to receive access to the digital vehicle library following the event, a gourmet crab cake platter, and a half bottle of fine wine with a complimentary wine glass.

 

Click Here to Buy Tickets

Want to get involved? 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.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • General Motors
  • Kahlert Foundation
  • MileOne/Heritage
  • 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,
PRE-OWNED CARS

  • Exclusive Motors
  • MileOne/Heritage

LOW-INTEREST LOANS
FOR VFC FAMILIES

  • Sandy Spring Bank

DISCOUNTED AUTO PARTS AND
SERVICES FOR VFC VEHICLES

  • Advanced Auto
  • Buss Locksmith Service
  • Certified Auto Repair
  • LKQ
  • 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 adacosta@vehiclesforchange.org 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.