Is it hard to remember the days when you filled the 7-seat Suburban, plus snacks for the team and the diaper bag for daycare? If that season of life is behind you, there may be something smaller, like a MINI or an Audi A4, in your future.
But there is more to celebrate than saying goodbye to the hassles of young children. You have more to share with the world. When you donate a car in Thousand Oaks through Cars2Charities, you get to support a cause you care about. And it’s so easy!
Have you got time to get to Simi for a nail appointment? Then you have time to complete a vehicle donation in Thousand Oaks! It’s seriously that streamlined.
Simply call us at 855-520-2100 or donate online and we arrange for a pick-up of your donation vehicle at a time that’s convenient for you. That way you can get to your appointments or head to work in something more reliable very soon. Also, our towing professionals are able to pick up the car wherever it is. For instance, if you dropped it at Preferred Auto Center for repairs and it never made it out of there – we’ll tow it from there.
Have you been challenged to do more for the environment? There are so many electric vehicles available now. Rusnak/Westlake Auto even have hybrid models of Porsches and Audis. And if you’re worried about charging one, the EV Charging map shows one at the Janss Park and Ride and a couple on T.O. Blvd.
Even if you don’t go really green, you may still want to ditch the Hummer for something that doesn’t guzzle so much gas. And take in the added benefit: A charity car donation in Thousand Oaks through Cars2Charities gives a boost to your favorite cause.
There isn’t enough time to tell you the vast number of upsides to a auto donation in Thousand Oaks. It’s really a win-win-win.
First of all, there’s the obvious: It benefits a charity.
Are you Lutheran? When you donate a car to charity it can benefit your church or temple – in fact, any 501(c)(3).
Are you and your daughter in Charity League? Here’s a chance to support them without pulling out your credit card!
You may have suffered through the chronic illness of a loved one or battled cancer yourself. It’s wonderful to think that doing something as perfunctory as buying a new car can also support someone who needs care.
The second win is that someone of modest means gets to drive your car. Even if you feel it’s seen better days, there’s someone out there who needs a basic set of wheels to get to work. Maybe they have a family to feed or are in recovery. Donating a car in Thousand Oaks can meet a need for them!
And thirdly, you get a tax write-off. Of course, that’s not the only reason you want to support a cause, but it’s a great benefit, all the same. Do you drop your paperwork off at Freeman & Associates every year, hoping you have enough deductions? See what some Orange County CPAs think of vehicle donations.
When you donate a car to charity, even the government’s happy; at least, they show it in the books. Your bottom line is important to you, and every April you get an assessment. Luckily, a car charity donation in Thousand Oaks can take place any time of the year.
One of the issues you run into with a process like a vehicle donation program is that you need to have paperwork validating the transaction. Cars2Charities is a family-owned business that has been in the industry for two generations, and our process is extremely transparent.
After we pick up, prep and sell your donation car, we report the sale price of the vehicle to you and the charity you’ve chosen to support. Following the guidelines set up by the IRS, you both receive IRS Form 1098-C within 30 days of the sale.
One of our clients’ favorite aspects of working with us at Cars2Charities is the advantage you get from our distinct process. Our technicians take a look at every car, truck or SUV donation in Thousand Oaks that comes in, in order to see if it needs any alterations or upgrades. We’ve found that our donation cars typically sell for 25-50% more than those without the changes. That means your car donation tax deduction is higher and your charity gets more funding.
We know that trade-ins are easy, and so is CarMax. But if you care about your bottom line, you want to be aware that it reduces the value gained from your car by about 60%-70%. But, by contrast, when you donate a vehicle in Thousand Oaks through us at Cars2Charities, 100% of the sale value can be deducted on your taxes.
Do you like the links at Sunset Hills Country Club? Or just love to have vehicles for every purpose? You may live on a cul-de-sac or in an over-55 community and have your own E-Z-Go. Have you considered moving up to an Ashton Club Car? Reach out to us if you want to make a golf cart donation in Thousand Oaks.
Did you and your kids enjoy a decade of fun in your Airstream? Nothing can erase those memories, but if your idea of a vacation now involves a 5-star hotel, make an RV donation in Thousand Oaks through Cars2Charities!
Do you love fishing or like water skiing? Who doesn’t?! Maybe it’s time for some new watercraft, or you want to stop paying for slip fees in Ventura. You can make a boat donation in Thousand Oaks, plus donate water skis and Sea-Doos if you’re cleaning house.
Are you in the Southern Cruisers Riding Club? If you love to take your bike on the road, let us know when you’re buying something new. A motorcycle donation in Thousand Oaks gets money to any 501(c)(3) just like a car donation.
If you like to share the wealth with others and, at the same time, have a vehicle you no longer need, it’s a serendipitous moment. The benefits are multiplied with a car donation in Thousand Oaks through Cars2Charities. It’s a very simple way to do something generous.
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