New Year’s is a great time to make plans to lead a healthier lifestyle, get organized and make other life changes. Keeping New Year’s resolutions is something most of us struggle with, but it is much easier to stick with a goal when it is something when you know what small steps you need to take in order to achieve a big goal.
Living a greener lifestyle, helping out the community, organizing the garage, and making a vehicle upgrade are a few common New Year’s resolutions people make, and our car donation program Wheels For Wishes can help with all of those! If you have made it your goal to accomplish any of these things, a car donation to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, is one easy step you can take to get closer to achieving a goal.
Car Donation Is Eco-Friendly
Part of leading a healthy lifestyle yourself is working to make the planet a healthier place to live. When you donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, it will either be auctioned to a new owner to use or it will be recycled. 65 percent of a car is made from steel, which can be recycled and used for new cars. Recycled steel is great for the environment because, according to the EPA, producing something with recycled steel requires 74 percent less energy than is required to make something from raw materials. Overall, the Automotive Recycler’s Association reports that roughly 86 percent of a car’s materials are recycled.
Donating A Car Helps Make-A-Wish
The proceeds from auctioning or recycling your vehicle will help your local Make-A-Wish grant more wishes. Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children ages 2 ½ – 18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. During this difficult time, having a wish to look forward to is a wonderful thing for a child. You can be a part of that when you donate your car! Your donation will help bring hope, strength and joy to kids in your community who are living with life-threatening medical conditions.
Our Program Offers An Easy Way To Dispose Of Nearly Any Vehicle
If one of your resolutions is to clean out the garage or simply get rid of an unused car that’s been sitting in the driveway for too long, Wheels For Wishes is here to help. Donating a car can be one small step to completing an overall goal of reclaiming needed space in your garage or shed. We make the donation process easy, and we accept nearly all types of vehicles regardless of whether they run or not. Cars, trucks, boats, Jet Skis, RVs, campers and motorcycles can all be donated. We even pick up or tow your vehicle free of charge!
Upgrade To A More Efficient Model After Donating Your Car
Getting a more eco-friendly vehicle is a goal for many people, and we make it easy for you to get rid of your current car. Whether your car is just last year’s model or you’ve had it since you got your license, Wheels For Wishes is able to accept your car in most cases and turn it into a wish for a local child. We make it easy for you to get your old car off your hands so you can finally make the switch to a new one if that is one of your goals.
Get Started On Your Resolutions Today
If donating your car to Wheels For Wishes figures into your New Year’s resolution, don’t wait to give us a call at 1-877-431-9474. Our donation representatives will be able to schedule your free vehicle pick-up and help you with any questions you may have about donating a car. Alternatively, you may fill out an online car donation form to make a donation. If you choose this method, you will be contacted within 24 hours of the next business day to schedule your vehicle pick-up.
In return for the generosity of your donation, you will receive free pick-up or towing of your vehicle and a great tax deduction since we are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Best of all, you will feel great knowing that your donation helps a child in your community have a wish to look forward to!