Car donation programs are a great way to help Rodman for Kids – and you don’t even have to write a check! But people have a lot of choices of where they can donate their cars. What makes Rodman’s Car Donations for Kids program the best?
Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator, has offered guidelines for donors. Let’s see how Rodman’s car donation program measures up!
Find a Charity that Directly Accepts Car Donations
Charity Navigator suggests donors avoid the for-profit intermediary organizations advertising in newspapers, on television or on the radio. These organizations can afford to advertise because they only donate a small percentage of the sale of your car to charity. In short, they are middlemen that profit from your donation, keeping as much of 90 percent of it.
That’s not the case with Rodman Car Donations for Kids.
Rodman for Kids is a registered nonprofit in Massachusetts. 100 percent of the money from the sale of your car goes to help at-risk kids. Period.
Value Your Car Correctly
According to Charity Navigator, the IRS is cracking down on how taxpayers value the vehicles they donate to charity. Do you really want to get audited because of your car donation?
I didn’t think so!
The key is to know how much the car sells for at auction. When you donate your car to Rodman for Kids, you get full transparency and quick service.
After the vehicle is sold, you’ll receive a letter from Rodman for Kids with the amount of your donation, which you can use for your taxes. The entire process takes about two weeks, from the time Rodman for Kids receives your vehicle until the time you receive your letter.
Choose a Charity You Can Really Trust
You already trust Rodman for Kids because you support us! But donating your car requires a different level of trust that can’t be easily earned by other organizations.
Donating your car to charity is a great way to support Rodman’s mission!