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Car Donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness California

The domino effect of mental illness can be devastating. But a car donation to NAMI California, National Alliance on Mental Illness, brings about a positive chain of events, one that brings hope nami3and healing to people who are emotionally struggling.

NAMI is dedicated to promoting mental health while adding comfort to those who are dealing with such challenges as bipolar or obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD or schizophrenia. The organization advocates for individuals with mental disabilities through outreach, promoting awareness and offering support.

Why donate my car to NAMI California?

Veterans, teens, adults – any swath of a community can benefit from the recovery programs and volunteer support offered by NAMI. Family and friends of an individual with a mental health condition can receive attention and understanding through group meetings and advocacy.

A vehicle donation to NAMI California through Cars2Charities is a way to provide physical resources and restore dignity to people who struggle with mental imbalance.

The anxiety you experience when you get behind the wheel of an unreliable car may be motivating you to visit your nearest car dealer. The health and well-being of you and your children are at stake, so you want to drive something safe and sound.

It provides you with an opportunity – a charity car donation to NAMI California is both generous and it also comes back to benefit you through a tax break.

If you’re at that point – where you know you need to replace your vehicle – you want to avoid doing a dealer trade-in. You lose 60-70% of the value of your car when you give it to the dealership. In fact, researchers at USC found that they also tend to raise the price of the car you’re buying! 

But if you donate a vehicle to NAMI California through us at Cars2Charities, you can write off 100% of the selling price. There’s another advantage — our process typically brings in a higher sale price. After we pick up your donation car, we make necessary improvements to your car before selling it, which usually brings in 25-50% more money – for NAMI and your taxes.

You need a place to send your old car, and the nonprofit requires resources to keep working.
The National Alliance on Mental Illlness is trained to offer help for those who need it, which makes the combination a good partnership.

What happens when you donate your car to NAMI California?

It’s a fast and easy process. Just call us at 855-520-2100 or donate your vehicle online. We come to wherever you (and your car) are located and pick it up (usually within 24-48 hours).

After our experts take a look and determine if your car would benefit from some changes, we find a buyer for your vehicle, so your car or truck donation to NAMI California gets a new home.

The great thing for you as a donor is how little work it is for you. Once we tow away your donation vehicle, you can – literally – go back to work, hit the gym, or go car shopping. Meanwhile, you’ve laid the groundwork to contribute to a great cause.nami5

A car, truck or SUV donation to NAMI California through Cars2Charities undergirds the organization’s leadership in the effort to reduce the effects of untreated mental illness. The realities of the world can seem hazy and answers unclear, so they need some extra help.

Most individuals with psychiatric disorders are not violent, but societal perception is skewed – there is a conflated blame placed on the mentally ill. Although there are certainly mentally ill individuals who perform crimes, NAMI works to reduce the unfair stigma by increasing public education and support services.

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

Of course you can!

Did your family benefit from years of vacations at national parks in your Airstream? If those days are behind you, make an RV donation to NAMI California through Cars2Charities.

Are you paying for a storage unit and keeping your unused “toys” there?

nami1Are you in the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club? It means you’ve spent a minimum of 6 months in active duty, where you probably saw individuals suffer from PTSD. If your friends in the bike club are moving up to new Honda Rebels or KTM Dukes, donate a motorcycle to NAMI California to contribute to your comrades and feel good about your new purchase.

If you love life on the links, it just might be that golf carts are more your speed. It’s good to know that replacing your Club Car can also add support to the cause. A golf cart donation to NAMI California finds a new owner for your vehicle, while bringing the help of experts in the study of mental illness to the aid of others.

Are you a water skier or do you love fishing? Either way, it’s great to be out on the water when you can. Is your boat showing its age? If so, you can donate a boat to NAMI California through Cars2Charities.

Regardless of the direction you’re going – moving to a bigger vehicle to carpool your growing kids or reducing your carbon footprint with a hybrid or electric car – we can “recycle” the car you no longer need.

Do I get a car donation tax deduction from a car charity donation to NAMI California?

Yes, you do. It’s one of the rare occasions where you get to benefit from doing something charitable.

A report by the U.S. General Accounting Office to the Senate’s Committee on Finance says that approximately 733,000 tax returns had tax donations for vehicles donated to non-profits on them. Taxpayers earned about $654 million in write-offs. It also means a lot of people know that donating a car is a good plan.

And you can be assured that we follow all of the IRS requirements, 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.nami2

While it’s pretty easy to put a monetary value on a donation car, what you provide to victims of mental illness is priceless. Your generous gift provides choices for victims of depression, anxiety and other emotional issues, alternatives to quiet suffering and feelings of hopelessness.

When you donate a car to NAMI California, we’re happy to take care of the details and walk you through the process.

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