Your car donation to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness works to offset the inequalities that exist between healthcare for the privileged and the underserved in San Francisco. The nonprofit group bolsters communities needing HIV/AIDS services, particularly African Americans in the city, who have the highest infection rate.
It doesn’t matter how good you’ve got it – there are many in this country who are suffering from a lack of resources, and there’s nothing more basic to comfort than a person’s medical needs.
There are numerous programs and services offered by the nonprofit, which provides a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere aimed at helping build a healthier community. When you donate a vehicle to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness through Cars2Charities, you enable an everyday item – your vehicle – to provide for those who can’t afford it.
The organization has classes in health education, exercise and nutrition, which gives the population lasting success through knowledge. They also provide practical, hands-on medical benefits such as health screenings, case management and alternative medicine options.
When you’re lucky enough to be born into the American middle or upper class, it’s both a privilege and a responsibility to care about those less fortunate. And in the case of a vehicle donation to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness, you’re putting your money where your mouth is.
It began in 1986 as the Black Coalition on AIDS, responding to the urgent need for services because of the rise of HIV/AIDS. The organization sought to meet needs of the African-American community, a group that tends to be marginalized when it comes to policy decisions and funding. It grew to include San Francisco residents in general who lack access to healthcare.
There are so many unknowns in life, and you know you won’t have your health forever. You also know that what you drive will eventually need replacing, and this is an opportunity to transfer the value of your car to a cause worth supporting.
Despite all the gains we’ve made in the U.S. there’s still a stigma when it comes to HIV/AIDS. And that hurdle affects the attention and support these patients receive.
It’s extremely simple! Just call us at 855-520-2100 or contact us online and our experts come to you to tow away your donation car. Let us know where the vehicle is located and we arrange an appropriate time to pick it up, based on your schedule.
A car or truck donation to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness means we get in gear and begin the process of preparing your vehicle for sale. We pick up your donation vehicle at no cost to you and we complete every bit of paperwork. We handle the entire process, leaving you with the tax break and Rafiki with a check!
Perhaps you work in healthcare or volunteer with AIDS patients. Maybe you have no connection at all, but you realize there are many folks in San Francisco who need healthcare access. You have too much going on to deal with selling your car to earn some money to give to the organization.
That’s the win-win of a car charity donation to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness through us at Cars2Charities – it requires nothing from you.
Are you still just deciding whether or not to replace your car? You can’t drive in the city with unreliable wheels, of course. Commuting to work or driving kids to lessons and sports after school is an extremely important responsibility.
It may be that your carpool days are behind you. Are you considering a downsize? A Mini Cooper won’t burn nearly as much gas as a Suburban.
If your usual M.O. is to do a trade-in with the dealer and drive away in something new, you may want to reconsider. Not only do you get just 30-40% of your car’s value in return, the USC School of Business did a study showing some good reasons you do NOT want to trade in your car, mostly because they simply jack up the price of the new one to make up for it!
But when you donate a car to charity through Cars2Charities, you can write off 100% of your car’s value.
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On top of the benefit you get by not choosing a dealer trade-in, you get the bonus of a nice tax write-off when you make a car, truck or SUV donation to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness. It gives you the opportunity to boost your bottom line and add to the comfort of others.
And our process benefits you even more! When we pick up donation cars, we are often able to raise the sale price because our experts assess them to determine if any changes would raise their value. Our research shows that cars with these kinds of alterations tend to sell for about 25-50% higher than those 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? If you’ve ever used AutoTrader or Craigslist or even a Facebook group to sell a vehicle, it’s brutal. You have the cleaning detail, then a photo shoot, and all the details of listing every feature your car has. And how about the fun of meeting shoppers?
At Cars2Charities you simply hand over the keys and collect your tax break! And at the same time, you can feel good about where the proceeds are going – to provide transitional housing, education and medical care to underserved HIV/AIDS victims.
And you can do this any time of year – there’s no managing the stress of scrambling at the last minute to find write-offs after your paperwork is already at the CPA, or when you’re sitting in front of your computer doing Turbo Tax. The Turbo Tax site has a page explaining how to input your car donation, by the way.
Do you still want to look at the possible advantages of donating a vehicle to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness? You can visit this CPA firm’s site to see the opinions of industry professionals.
Do you look to Eaglerider for the best motorcycle tours, taking you around the East Bay or down to Santa Cruz? California is great motorcycle territory. If you or your friends feel it’s time for a new bike, let us know. A motorcycle donation to Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness through Cars2Charities sends money to victims of HIV/AIDS.
Do you have a ski boat or fishing watercraft? Going out on the Delta is great – but if your family rarely gets out there, it may be time to retire it. If so, you can make a boat donation to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness and let its value help others.
Do you love the great outdoors from the cab of a Winnebago? Whether you have a trailer, a fifth wheel or a Vanagon, we can help you find a new owner for it when you no longer find it useful. Maybe you’d like to camp the old-fashioned way (in a tent) and commune with nature with only your guitar as company.Or maybe you’re ready to upgrade to AirBnB or hotels. Either way, you can donate an RV to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness through Cars2Charities.
Do you live in an over-55 community? If you’ve got a Club Car you no longer need, you can donate a golf cart to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness and share the wealth!
The Bay Area has its problems, and health-related challenges are among its most pervasive. It’s a relief to see there are people who seek to make it simpler for underprivileged individuals who have limited resources. It’s also good to know you can donate a car to the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness and contribute to those efforts. Add to that a tax write-off and everyone wins.
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