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Car Donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness California

pexels photo 551588ADHD. OCD. PTSD. They’re more than just letters of the alphabet—they’re symbols for the suffering of approximately one in five Americans.

The range of mental illness is vast and more common than we think. Luckily, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is on it.

A grassroots organization of families and individuals, NAMI provides support, resources and leadership for those whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.

Do you want to be a warrior for mental health? You can, with a car donation to NAMI California.

Why donate your car to NAMI California?

If you have a friend or loved one who struggles to maintain emotional stability, you’ve seen firsthand their need for patience and acceptance. NAMI advocates for individuals with a wide range of challenges, fighting to bring them respect, without stigma or discrimination.

It’s entirely possible you never even thought about financially supporting a program to help kids and adults with mental disabilities. And in the case of a vehicle donation to NAMI California, there’s no check-writing involved!
You need a place to send your old car, and the charity needs resources to keep providing for the manyfist blow power wrestling 163431 Californians who need support. It’s a complementary combo.

Do you ever wish you could wave a magic wand and create a climate where people with bipolar disorder or autism have a safe place to learn, grow and thrive? NAMI’s leadership provides advocacy for those who can’t verbalize their needs, in terms of legislation and policy development. The structure is in place to make those changes—but they need our support.

A car, truck or SUV donation to NAMI California through Best Car Donation Company gives us a way to do that.

Why donate my car vs. sell it?

So, you’ve decided enough is enough—no more loose knobs, torn seats and shaky steering. Or maybe you’ve already been car shopping. If so, congratulations!

Just a word to the wise: A dealer trade-in is not the way to go.

“What?!” you ask. That’s right—you’re losing money with that route. It’s not really news to say that dealers make sure they stay ahead of the game (a little like “the house always wins” in Vegas). But did you realize you’re only getting 30-40% of your car’s actual value?!

A study at USC’s Marshall School of Business found that dealers merely hike up the price of your new car to make up for the trade-in. Their research showed that buyers who traded in a car paid an average of $990 more than those who didn’t! https://www.marshall.usc.edu/news/consumers-beware

But if you donate a vehicle to NAMI through us at Best Car Donation Company, you’ll benefit from 100% of the selling price! And because your tax write-off is based on the sale price of your car, that’s another advantage—our process typically comes in way ahead of other sales totals. We make necessary improvements to your car before selling it, which usually brings in 25-50% more money—for NAMI and for your taxes.

If you’re a part of the environmental movement, you like green living. You can hardly find a bigger everyday decision to reduce your carbon footprint than moving to a hybrid or electric car. If you decided to do that, let us know and we can also “recycle” the car you no longer need.

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What happens when I donate my car to NAMI California?

pexels photo 853168 1It’s both fast and simple. Just call us at 888-250-4490 or donate your vehicle online.

Believe it or not, you’re practically done. We come out and tow away your car (24-hour service is possible) at a time and place that’s convenient for you. Then our experts take a look at it and decided if your car would benefit from some changes. Again, that maximizes your tax-deductible contribution by contributing to a higher price for your car.

Then we find a buyer for your vehicle, so your car or truck donation to NAMI California finds a new home.

At Best Car Donation Company you can be assured that we follow everything required by the IRS, reporting the final price to you and NAMI. You both receive IRS Form 1098-C within 30 days of the sale, so you get the total tax deduction for your records. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/pub4303.pdf  


There was a report by the United States General Accounting Office to the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Finance saying that tax donations for vehicles donated to non-profits were on approximately 733,000 tax returns, so taxpayers earned about $654 million in write-offs. In other words—a lot of people know that donating a car is a great idea.

Can I donate an RV or make a motorcycle donation to NAMI California?

motorhome aOf course you can!

Do you have a recreational vehicle donation for NAMI California? Just call us for pick-up! Were you a camping family back in the ‘90s when the kids were little? Why pay for a storage unit!

And speaking of storage—is your boat just sitting there collecting dust? Make a boat donation to NAMI California! https://www.bestcardonations.com/donate-vehicle/boat-donation

Have you noticed all the guys in the bike club are driving the new Honda Rebels or the Yamaha R-6 now? If you’re going to sink some money into a new bike, donate a motorcycle to NAMI California to feel good about making a difference.

But if golf carts are more your speed, you may be looking to move up in the cart department. We’re here to tell you a golf cart donation to NAMI California can make a big difference to someone receiving help from the organization. https://www.bestcardonations.com/donate-vehicle/golf-cart-donation

Whatever is your vehicle of choice, when you donate a car to NAMI California—or a van, camper, Jet Ski, etc.—you’re providing more choices for victims of depression, eating disorders or any other mental health issue. At Best Car Donation Company your gift is maximized, which means more support groups, more medical resources, more advocacy for them—and a better bottom line for you.

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