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October 29, 2022

4 Essential Items You Need to Bring

The origin of tailgating is said to have started at the Battle of Bull Run in 1861 in Virginia when Union Army supporters showed up with food and drinks and loudly cheered on the soldiers while hanging out in their carriages.

As for the modern version of tailgating, some believe it has its roots when the very first college football match in the country took place at College Field in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1869 between Princeton and Rutgers. Football enthusiasts traveled to the game by horse-drawn carriages and grilled sausages at the “tail-end” of their horses, thus giving birth to the term “tailgating.”

Today, tailgating has evolved into an event of its own with increasingly elaborate setups and parties. And with the football season in full swing, that means the party is on!

As with any tailgate party, the car or pick-up truck is the star player. To get yours ready for a next-level tailgating party, Veteran Car Donations encourages you to stock up with these essential items:

  1. A good cooler

Coolers aren’t an option for any tailgate party — they’re a necessity. A good tailgate party needs a good cooler for your food and, more importantly, for your drinks. Investing in a good cooler will save you money in the long run. They tend to be sturdier and will keep everything colder longer.

  1. A portable grill

Every tailgate party needs a grill that cooks well and is easy to transport. Propane grills are recommended over charcoal grills as fuel tanks take up less space than a bag of charcoal. You’ll want to make sure you have tongs, knives, cutting boards, lighters, and seasonings for your meat.

  1. Folding tables and chairs

Folding tables and chairs lay the foundation of a good tailgate. A high-quality folding table is needed to hold the cornucopia of tailgate food and drinks, as well as proper tailgating chairs to ensure your guests’ comfort and willingness to stick around. Having comfortable places to sit, eat, and drink is crucial to keep any tailgate party going.

  1. Cleaning supplies

Tailgating can get messy, so adding paper towels and disinfecting wipes to your kit is essential. Bring baggies for leftover food and big trash bags for waste disposal. You don’t want your car to be a rolling dumpster after the party.


Show Our Heroes That They Haven’t Been Forgotten

As you assemble the perfect tailgating kit for your car, spare a thought for our suffering former military service members who could only dream of tailgate parties with their buddies. We’re talking about our war veterans who are homeless, unable to find decent jobs, and suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health issues.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the underprivileged and neglected veterans in your community, consider donating a vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use your donation to help them live decent and dignified lives.

We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and other services meant to uplift their lives.

You will also benefit from your charitable contribution since you’ll get to enjoy our free pickup and towing service anywhere in the United States. You’ll also love our quick, simple, and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork. On top of that, you’ll have the privilege of receiving the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, these material rewards are nothing compared to the joy of knowing that you’re helping transform the lives of our nation’s suffering heroes.

We accept almost all vehicle types, including those that are no longer working properly.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may write to us here. Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program.


Start Touching the Lives of Our Heroes Today!

It’s time to give back to those who have risked their lives and made enormous sacrifices to ensure our freedoms and security. Your car donation is your way of saying thank you to them. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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