Have you ever wondered what happens to a car or truck after it’s donated to a Goodwill® organization? The donated vehicles are sold, obviously, but where? Well, it all depends on the program and the charity. The vehicles can be sold at an auction, fundraiser, or another charity event. The proceeds from sales are normally used to help those in need.
There are many charitable organizations that run car donation programs. Some are national and some are local. If you want to donate to a local organization to help those in need in your own community, you can either donate a car or attend a charity event and buy one that someone else donated. Either way, you’ll be helping out a great deal.
Large organizations like Goodwill Industries ®have chapters all across America, so you shouldn’t have any problems in finding a good charity nearby. Whether you plan on being a donor yourself or buying a donated vehicle through a non-profit organization, make sure you do a lot of research first.
1. How much money will actually go to the needy? What percentage of sales goes toward the charitable program or service?
2. Does the charity have a good reputation? Or, if a third party is running the event, do they have a good reputation?
3. What types of programs and services will the proceeds go toward helping? Are any of them important to you?
These are three questions you need to ask when you’re taking donate-vehicle events into consideration. Don’t go donating your car or buying someone else’s unless you’re certain that the event is a legitimate one and that good, honest people are in charge of it.