Two years after its launch, the ABHOW Foundation Vehicle Donation Program has raised more than $22,000 from the sale of 29 vehicles. That represents about a 70 percent return-on-sale benefitting ABHOW communities.
The way it works is simple: team members and residents who have a car they no longer want – most often because they no longer use it or it needs costly repairs – call the National Vehicle Donation Program’s (NVDP) toll-free number, schedule a time to have it picked up, and then dictate which ABHOW community will receive proceeds from the sale of that vehicle.
The NVDP, which handles donations to the Foundation, will even pick the car up at the repair shop. Once the car has been sold at auction, proceeds are directed back to the Foundation and invested at the community level.
The program has given a nice boost to Judson Park’s community endowment and bus fund. In fact, about half of the vehicles donated through the program to date have been on behalf of the Des Moines, Wash., community.
Donors can claim a charitable tax deduction based on the vehicle’s final sale price. If it sells for less than $500, donors can claim the fair market value up to $499.
The program is not limited to automobiles, and will accept trucks, sports utilities, motor homes, boats, airplanes, and farm and construction equipment.
Arrange to donate your vehicle by calling the Foundation at 1-800-222-2469 ext. 7151, or click here to donate online.
Founded in 1949, ABHOW is widely known for its pioneering leadership in senior housing and health care. The company serves more than 5,000 residents in 37 retirement communities in California, Arizona, Nevada and Washington.
To learn more about ABHOW visit www.abhow.com.
This article appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Legacy.