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Donate That Old Klunker!
February 6, 2013
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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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