December 17, 2018
Downsizing? Consider Donating Your RV to Charity
Are you an RV owner? If so, you know very well how awesome it is to take it on the road. Whether you’re going camping or crossing the countryside, it’s such a thrill driving this enormous vehicle.
However, while owning a recreational vehicle can be fun and worthwhile, it can also be pretty burdensome, especially in terms of its financial aspect. Apart from paying for its maintenance and repairs, you have to spend quite a sum of money for its registration fee and insurance premium.
If you are downsizing, thinking that it’s about time to stop investing in your old RV and save yourself from money troubles, we suggest you donate it to a charity of your choice.
Selling vs Donating
Are you still undecided on whether to sell your RV or get rid of it for a good cause? We’re here to help you decide on the best course of action.
If you decide to sell your RV, you’ll have to look for interested and reliable buyers in your area, which is not an easy thing to do. To make it look attractive to prospective buyers, you have to spend a great deal to repair and refurbish your RV. That will certainly hurt your wallet.
On the other hand, if you simply donate it to a charity that supports a cause that will benefit your community, you not only dispose of an old and unwanted vehicle easily and for free, but you also get the opportunity to make a positive impact in your community. Moreover, you avoid the hassles and expenses involved in trying to sell a hard-to-sell vehicle yourself. To top it off, you’ll be rewarded with a handsome tax deduction after the charity auctions off your vehicle.
Things to Keep in Mind when Looking for a Trusted Charity
If you’ve decided to ditch the idea of selling your RV and you’re now ready to donate it to a charity, we’d be glad to give you tips on finding a reputable nonprofit organization.
Know what cause you want to support.
Before anything else, you need to figure out what advocacy is closest to your heart. Explore all nonprofits in your area that support a cause dear to you. Once you’ve selected a charity, familiarize yourself with its goals and programs.
Check the status of your RV donation program.
To ensure that you’ll receive a tax deduction, see to it that you’ve picked a charity with a certified 501(c)3 status. This IRS database will help you determine the qualification of your chosen organization.
Know your chosen charity’s donation process.
The next step is to learn about your chosen charity’s donation process. Don’t forget to ask about their requirements, the necessary documents you might need to submit, and their pickup service.
Ask about possible restrictions.
Be aware that not all RV donation programs accept damaged or poorly running vehicles. Before you begin to prepare your worn camper for pickup, inform them first about its condition. They’ll let you know if they’ll take it. Otherwise, they might give you alternative options.
Don’t fall victim to scam.
Last but not least, be vigilant of the charity you’re donating to. Check out the following websites to ensure that your donation won’t fall into the hands of fraudsters: Charity Navigator, GuideStar Charity Check, and Charity Watch.
Donate Your Unwanted RV to Our Former Troops
If your heart tells you to give back to the courageous men and women who have served our country, we’d have to second the motion. We at Veteran Car Donations will be more than happy to take your old RV!
So, why choose us? Here are three simple reasons:
- We offer a fast and professional towing service absolutely for free.
- We will take care of all the required donation paperwork.
- You’re assured of getting the highest possible tax deduction.
The proceeds from the sale of your donated RV will be used to provide essential services to the veterans in your area who are grappling with service-connected disabilities, physical and mental health problems, lack of jobs, and homelessness due to poverty and lack of support.
Our charity partners will use the funds to provide these needy veterans with mortgage-free and specially adapted homes, free physical and mental health care services, educational scholarships, career development, employment opportunities, financial assistance, and many other benefits.
You can donate your RV to Veteran Car Donations by either calling us or filling out our online donation form. We accept vehicle donations wherever you are in the United States since we have car donation programs in all 50 states.
Give Your RV a New and Meaningful Purpose
Are you downsizing and are now considering donating your RV to charity? Do you believe that our veterans deserve all the help they can get for their invaluable service to our nation—for fighting for us and courageously risking their lives to defend our freedoms and protect our security? If you do, there’s no time to waste. Call us at 877-594-5822 and get started with your RV donation!