Adults with disabilities need assistance building life skills and attaining their dreams to live independently. A car donation to PathPoint gives those men and women the chance to strengthen workplace abilities and develop meaningful relationships.
Compassion and empathy are at the heart of PathPoint, as staff members work to create inclusive, equitable communities for those with disabilities and mental challenges. Founded in 1964, the charity supports 2,700 individuals in five counties, including:
• Santa Barbara
• Los Angeles
• San Luis Obispo
A vehicle donation to PathPoint through Cars2Charities empowers men and women to live the life they choose, as the organization partners with individuals with developmental disabilities to improve their personal and economic prospects. The counseling center offers personal assistance to clients, helping them make decisions leading to their ability to live independently.
Steady employment is PathPoint’s goal, as workplace success contributes to an increase in dignity, wellbeing and a positive self-image. Programs seek to provide their clients with personal and social adjustment as well as job development and placement.
It’s nice to know that you can make a decision that benefits you financially but also contributes to the economic stability of an individual who needs a little help. Your car charity donation to PathPoint brings such benefits as computer training and placement services.
When you donate a vehicle to PathPoint through Cars2Charities, you share your resources with developmentally disabled individuals and you gain a tax credit as well.
It’s extremely simple! Just call us at 855-520-2100 or contact us online and we get your vehicle donation process started. One of our staff members will schedule a pickup of your donation car at a time and place that’s convenient for you.
Your auto donation to PathPoint through Cars2Charities is not only easy for you, it’s a unique process that maximizes your tax write-off. After we pick up your car, we bring it to our technicians for an assessment. If your donation vehicle needs some adjustments, we take care of those changes, which tends to raise the selling price. And because your tax break is based on the sale price, more money for the car means a beefier write-off – as well as more money for PathPoint.
We also complete every bit of paperwork, handling the entire process, from pickup to the title transfer. It leaves you with a tax break and a lot of free time. If you’re still considering whether or not you’re ready to replace your car, perhaps these advantages will help you make your decision.
While many things in life aren’t worth worrying about, having a car you can depend on ranks pretty high in the scheme of things. If you’re spending more time at the auto mechanic’s shop than you are at your job, it may be time for a change.
For some people there’s a growing sense of environmental responsibility that leads them to replace their car. And if you have a favorite make of car – Volvo, Audi, etc. – you have a growing number of hybrid and electric car options.
If you typically do a trade-in with the dealer when you buy something new, you may want to consider a different route. You only get about 30-40% of your car’s value from a dealer! Not only that, the USC School of Business did a study showing that for customers with trade-ins, dealers typically raise the price of the new one you’re buying!
By contrast, when you make a car or truck donation through Cars2Charities, you can write off 100% of the vehicle’s value.
Yes, you do. It’s one of the perks offered to everyone donating a car to PathPoint through Cars2Charities.
If it seems that every year when you submit your paperwork to your accountant you’re pressed for more write-offs, this is a chance to get a head start. You can make a car, truck or SUV donation to PathPoint year-round which benefits your tax situation when April 15th rolls around.
Of course, you don’t give just to receive, but that’s what makes the car donation process special. It offers you the knowledge that while you get the pleasure of upgrading your ride, you also improve the lives of others.
And in the case of a PathPoint car donation, a bump to your bottom line is also an economic boost for theirs. You’re benefiting programs such as the Youth Networked Services, which provides employment support to youth ages 16-24 who meet the requirements for the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act. Clients get paid work experience, transportation assistance, interview work clothes, job shadowing career exploration, employment skills workshops and other job support.
Ventura residents are eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:
• Experiencing homelessness
• Pregnant or parenting
• Challenges with finishing high school
• Transitioning out of the foster care system
• English language learner
• Documented disability
If you typically use Turbo Tax you can read their instructions online.
There’s a specific advantage to the Cars2Charities process, as well. Unlike some car charity programs, we pick up donation cars and our technicians assess them for necessary alterations. From our own research, we’ve found that these cars garner about 25-50% more than cars without the changes.
Isn’t it nice to know you don’t have to schlep your car to a used car lot – or worse – sell it yourself? It’s a pretty burdensome process to find a buyer for your car. If you’ve ever sold something large such as a vehicle, you know how it is. First there’s the massive cleaning project followed by taking pictures to put it in its best light. And finally, there are car shoppers to deal with.
But a vehicle donation to PathPoint through Cars2Charities involves none of that. You just hand over the keys and collect your tax write-off. And at the same time, you can feel good about where the donation’s going – providing more individuals a leg up, socially and financially.
Bringing 30 years of experience, we follow IRS guidelines to the letter. We send you and PathPoint the IRS Form 1098-C within 30 days of the sale, so you get the tax deduction for the total.
Yes – you may donate any of the above. If water sports are your thing, but you haven’t been to Lake Powell for years, it may mean good news for the charity. You can make a boat donation to PathPoint through Cars2Charities to transfer the value to support adults with disabilities.
Are you in a Southern California motorcycle club? When you and the other members want to do the Decker Canyon ride on a new bike like an Ecosse Titanium, let us know. You can donate a motorcycle to PathPoint when it’s time.
Do you have vehicles collecting dust in a storage unit? If it’s just a drain on your wallet, not a weekend in the wilderness, keep in mind you can donate an RV to PathPoint and let the Pace Arrow you no longer use become support for men and women who need help surviving and thriving.
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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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