Donate cash, cars, real estate, computers,
collectables or even used clothing to charity and receive a tax
break. Sounds good, but what you may not know is some donation
programs are not run by the charities themselves. Many “private”
companies tow and sell donated vehicles, collect funds for and even
sell many donated items and then are supposed to give the profits to
But charities often get cheated and others cash in? Many “private
fundraising companies” handle hundreds of thousands of dollars worth
of donations. They tow, salvage and sell vehicles, call you and
collect funds and are then supposed to give the profits to charities
selected by donors.
Charities do not always get the donation money.
It is sad to say but many non-profits are satisfied even knowing
that much of their donor’s gift is being pocketed by a “for-profit”
company acting on behalf of what seems like a wonderful cause.
The best advice we can offer is even if it is not onlinecardonation.org
that you wish to benefit with your charitable gift; you ask a very
important few questions.
Q) Is there a middleman involved? (Car dealers Etc.)
A) In many cases, even if the charity themselves accepts the
donation there are hidden costs that drain away at a well meant
resource that could benefit a more responsible organization. What
percentage of their staff is volunteer or paid? Do they have
multiple physical locations that increase staff, insurance, lease
payments etc.? Are they being good stewards of their funds?
Q) What percentage of a donated dollar actually is spent on a
program and not it’s administration or the payment of any
A) Car dealers, professional fund raisers etc.? In other words, if I
donate a dollar to pay for 8 year old Mary’s medical care, how much
actually gets to her by the time it leaves the charity’s hands?
The honest answers will surprise you.
Online Car Donation is very serious about delivering your gift in a
We have no “middlemen”, all of our staff are volunteer workers and
we keep all overhead to a bare minimum. We are also very concerned
that money designated for charitable purposes is delivered as such.
When you donate your vehicle to onlinecardonation.org you can do so
with the confidence and the assurance that your heartfelt generosity
is both respected and honored.
God Bless You and thank you for your kind support.