You have probably heard of Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? It’s not about looking for good deals on holiday shopping, fighting the crowds, or checking off your holiday shopping list. Dec. 2 is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. Consider car donation this Dec. 2, which is the perfect opportunity to give back to your community and make wishes come true for local children.
There’s So Many Ways To Give Big On Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Together, charities, businesses, families, organizations, students, and community centers will all come together to give back to others. Whether you donate your time to help others, make a generous contribution to an organization or group of your choice, or you donate a car, you can make a difference on Giving Tuesday.
If you choose to donate a car on Giving Tuesday, you will be donating at the perfect time. Car, truck, boat, motorcycle, RV, Jet Ski, and ATV donations all get you a great tax deduction. When you donate a car before 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, your donation will count for the 2014 tax year. Plus, you will feel great donating a car during the holidays. Learn more about your vehicle donation tax deduction here.
Car Donation Provides Many Great Benefits
Car donation is simple and incredibly beneficial. When you donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, your donation benefits your local Make-A-Wish and helps to grant the wishes of local children in your community. Find a Make-A-Wish chapter in your area and donate a car today. Vehicles will be picked up or towed away at absolutely no charge to you, whether they run or not.
If you have a vehicle to donate, please call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an online donation form. Vehicles are auctioned off for a new owner to use, or they are recycled and reused. Earned proceeds from the sale of vehicles are donated to Make-A-Wish and help to grant the wishes of local children. Wishes help to provide children battling critical illnesses with hope, strength, and joy.
If you don’t have a vehicle to donate but know of a child between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who is deserving of a wish, please refer a child to Make-A-Wish.
How Will You Give On Dec. 2?
If you don’t have a car to donate to Wheels For Wishes, there are plenty of other ways to give back on Giving Tuesday. Consider putting together an online food, toy, and supply drive for Giving Tuesday using the YouGiveGoods campaign. YouGiveGoods provides a free service for companies, nonprofits, schools, and volunteers to raise money for an organization of their choice. The online drive goes from Nov. 24 until Dec. 31 and anyone can participate!
When you sign up to use the YouGiveGoods program, you can start your own drive page which includes a shopping cart with items that are most-needed by the charity you are raising money for. Donors visit the page and shop for items that they would like to purchase and donate to the chosen charity. All donations are tax-deductible. Receipts are mailed to donors after check out.
YouGiveGoods will also provide a matching donation of 10% cash for any donation of goods over $50. Join the YouGiveGoods campaign today! Start your own drive or find a drive that you can support for Giving Tuesday, or all of the holiday season.
Feel Great About Supporting Giving Tuesday
You know that feeling of going to the mall and feeling guilty about spending more than you had planned? When you give back on Giving Tuesday, you will feel the exact opposite of guilt. You will want to give even more! Giving back to the community is a very rewarding and beneficial experience. Give back on Dec. 21 and feel great through the New Year.