Aikido of Santa Cruz is a non-profit, public benefit, educational organization, serving the community since 1982. We welcome sincere students of any race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background. Our Chief Instructor is Linda Holiday Sensei, 6th degree black belt and author of Journey to the Heart of Aikido.
The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei (1883-1969) envisioned Aikido as a multifaceted training of body, mind, and spirit in the principles of harmony, natural movement, and "the spirit of love and protection for all." As Aikido emphasizes inner strength rather than physical strength, it is accessible to all ages and body types. Women and men train together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support. Aikido practice is empowering, fun, and inspiring for everyone - ages 6 & up. Visitors are always welcome to watch classes. Join the Beginners Classes at any time!
In most cases, we accept donations of all types of vehicles, whether they are running or not. We process all makes and models of: cars, trucks, motorcycles, vans, RVs, boats, golf carts, and more!
It’s easy and simple. Start by completing an online donation form (the blue box on the right side of the page). Once you submit the form, one of our donation coordinators will contact you to gather additional information about the vehicle.
Together, we will then decide the most coinvent time, date, and location for the pick up. After that, we handle the entire process on your behalf, free of charge.
With Cars2Charities, donating your unwanted vehicle has never been easier. Our expert Vehicle Donation Coordinators are always available to efficiently walk you through the donation process in just 3-5 minutes.
At Cars2Charities, we have a unique operating model that results in you getting the best possible tax deduction for your car donation. How? We start by improving how your vehicle donation and then we market it to our network of retail buyers.
Car donations are considered by the Internal Revenue Service and the State to be COMPLETELY TAX DEDUCTIBLE. This means that the price that your car is sold for will be tax deductible.
Need some more info? The IRS guidelines for tax deductions is a great resource.
You can also learn more about our vehicle donation program by watching our videos, which focus on frequently asked questions that we've grouped by topic.
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Whatever your reason for donating a car, we make it so easy. Simply tell us a few key details, or call to speak with a knowledgeable and friendly Coordinator. We can be reached 7 days a week, at 855-520-2100.
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