Well, I'm happy to say that I got a new car last week. And of course, I'm totally enjoying it! But this post isn't actually going to be about me or about my new car. Instead, it's going to be about what I chose to do with the old one.
As you know, whenever you buy a new car you generally have a handful of choices of what you can do with the old one. Basically, you can keep it, you can trade it in at the dealership, or you can sell it privately. But there's another good choice as well. You can choose to donate it to charity!
And that's just what I did. I donated my car to the Kars-4-Kids. And I must say that the entire process was amazingly quick and simple. When I got home with the new car I called Kars-4-Kids and told them that I'd like to donate my car. Here's how easy it was...
They took some basic information from me, which included: my name, address and my phone number, as well as the the make, model and VIN number of the car I was donating. Then they arranged for it to be towed to the donation center (for free) the very next day. All I had to do was leave the keys in the car, along with the title, and that was that!
Kars-4-Kids also gave me the choice of donating a portion my donated car's value to the charity of my choice. So, for that I chose the Lupus Foundation of America since one of my very best friends from college actually has Lupus. In fact, she's going in for hip replacement surgery this Thursday, so be sure to keep her in your thoughts!
All in all, I feel really great about donating my car to charity. Sure, the money from trading it in or from selling it would have been nice to have, but I think it's always important to be keenly aware that there are good folks among us who are worse off than we are. And if I can help in any way, then by damn I will! And hopefully you will too.