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Donate your used vehicle and receive a tax credit as well as the warm, fuzzy feeling of helping Grand Rapids youth!

Donate your used vehicle and receive a tax credit as well as the warm, fuzzy feeling of helping Grand Rapids youth!

GRAND RAPIDS, MI: Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm recently signed an extension to continue the tax credit for vehicles donated to charitable organizations. This tax credit is incentive for people to donate their motorized vehicles to local organizations that can utilize the vehicles or resell them for profit.

Local organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth are happy to hear about this continued support. In collaboration with Action Donation Services (ADS), Boys & Girls Clubs is currently accepting used cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. to help benefit the youth of Grand Rapids.

Boys & Girls Clubs has already received one donation in the new year and made a profit of $250, which will be used to provide meaningful academic and recreational programming for their Club members.

“Making a taxable donation is a great way to get rid of a vehicle that is either unwanted or that you are thinking about selling,” said Executive Director Pat Gunnin. “When it is resold, the money goes directly to benefit our Boys & Girls Club members.”

ADS makes the donation process easy. They evaluate each donation on a case by case basis and will repair, refurbish and properly prepare donated property to be sold at a higher value, increasing the amount of money donated to Boys & Girls Clubs as well as the tax credit received by donors.

In addition to the easy process and tax deduction benefits, ADS also offers a “partial cash payment” for qualified high value donations. This allows donors to contribute some of their sale to Boys & Girls Clubs while still making some profit for themselves. Many other competing car donation companies do not have this unique option.

To learn more about the easy and hassle free process of donating your used vehicle, please visit www.actiondonation.org or call (866) 2-GIVING (244-8464) for a free evaluation.

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