Junk cars are everywhere. They are abandoned on the streets and sitting in driveways taking up space and gathering dust. Junk cars are old or damaged vehicles whose value is lower than the amount of money needed to repair them. Insurance companies label them as junk to be sold off to the local scrapyard. However, junk as they are they are still worth something. If they are still working, a local community can use them or if they are just rusting away, the scrap value can be turned into much needed cash. Why not give back to the community and donate your junk car to your church.
It’s a Junk Vehicle
If the car already has significant rust damage or does not or barely runs at all, car donation to your local church is the most civic-minded thing you can do. In most cases, you can donate the car in any condition, even if it is non operational. There is also an added benefit of free towing that you get so you do not even have to spend a dime to get rid of it.
Cars as they get older will require more repairs and the older and more wear and tear they get, the more expensive the repairs will be. If you are at a point where it is much more practical to purchase a new one, donating your car to the local church means there is no need to worry anymore on the expensive maintenance. As an additional perk, you also can stop paying insurance on an already unwanted vehicle once you have completed the donation.
It Belonged to a Dead Relative
When a family member passes away, one of the most difficult thing that you need to do is deciding what to do with their personal belongings. Cars are most of the time a sentimental item and when the owner passes away it is a big burden if you are left to maintain and pay insurance on their car. Moreover, there is a lot of confusion because the vehicle title is still in the deceased person’s name. If there is no provision on the will regarding how their personal belongings are to be disposed, donating the car to the church seems to be the most logical choice especially if it is in accordance with the relative’s wishes.
Free up Space
Sometimes we hang on to personal belongings too long because they hold a sentimental value in our hearts. We may have a car that we used during college or a gift from a parent or spouse but the problem is that it is no longer working and expensive to repair. Chances are we fool ourselves thinking we can make a special restoration project out of the car but in reality it just sits there taking up precious space in the garage. Donating the car to the church frees us that space and lets us move on.
Not Worth Selling or Trading It
If you have tried selling it online and gotten very lowball offers or worse no offers at all, then the best way to dispose it and give back to the community is by donation. Also, trading a vehicle is much worse than trying to sell it. A trade-in rarely will give you the return that you’re hoping for. Donating it to a local church not only allows you a way to get rid of it without cost but it will feel good to knowing that it can help others. Then your church can turn around and sell it to a reputable We Buy Junk Cars site and get much needed cash for the church and it’s programs.
Donating a vehicle to your local church is a worthy activity. The proceeds from its sale will benefit the objectives of the charity that you are looking to support. If the car is still working it might be used by the church as a mobile soup kitchen or for some other worthy cause. Don’t let that junk car idle away in your garage or driveway, donate it to your local church.