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Donate That Old Klunker!
February 6, 2013
Donate That Old Klunker!

Posted by Jon Federman 

CARSGot an old car that won’t pass inspection?

Worried that no dealer will take your old jalopy for a trade-in?

Want to be better at multi-tasking?

Instead of schlepping from dealer to dealer to get the best price on your used automobile, why not donate it to JF&CS – and get a valuable charitable deduction while contributing to our many worthwhile programs? You can solve a car problem and simultaneously donate to JF&CS – it's multi-tasking at its best. 

“Several years ago I brought my car in for inspection and it flunked. The required maintenance was much more than we wanted to spend on a fifteen-year-old car. Although it still worked, we quickly learned that no dealer would take our car for a trade-in,” said Phyllis Cohen, a JF&CS donor.

“Then someone told me that I could donate my car to JF&CS. It was so easy. I made a phone call and in days my problem was solved,” explained Cohen. “The bonus was that we got a letter for a charitable deduction on our taxes. Even more surprising was that weeks later, we received a follow-up letter that our car had actually sold for a higher amount than expected at auction and our charitable deduction amount was being increased!  What a deal for us and for JF&CS!” Cohen exclaimed.

“This year, we were again faced with the challenge of a car needing to be replaced. Rather than trying to sell it ourselves, we called JF&CS partners at Charitable Auto Resources. Donating our car was easy – a win-win solution for me and also for JF&CS, one of my favorite charities, both at the same time,” added Cohen.

If you would like more information on donating your used automobile to JF&CS, please visit Charitable Auto Resources or call 877-537-JFCS (5327).

Jon Federman is the JF&CS Staff Writer. A practicing attorney for more than 15 years, he is thrilled to bring his legal and persuasive writing skills to the JF&CS Marketing Communications department. Jon has a BA from Tufts University and a JD from Boston College Law School. In his spare time he is an exhibiting photographer and an award-winning cartoonist. Jon lived in London, England for five years before returning to Boston in 2011.
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