• St. Vincent’s now accepting donated vehicles

    The nonprofit Society of St. Vincent de Paul is now accepting donations of vehicles for its charitable functions.

    The program differs from similar programs in several important respects:

    This program is both a fundraiser and way of assisting those in need. Depending on the need, the donation may translate into program or services dollars, providing essential needs such as food, shelter, housing, and care for the elderly or even medicine. Or it can provide transportation to someone in need.

    A donated vehicle or money generated from it will stay locally.

    “Part of our mission is to get to know our neighbors”, said Ron Schenk a member of St. Angelis Merici Catholic Church in Pacific Grove and the manager of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shops in Pacific Grove and Seaside.

    The donation program will be managed through Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) which is one of the largest and most reputable companies of its kind in North America. Its goal is to sell each vehicle for the highest price possible, IAA has been working with charitable organizations for more than 15 years.

    If you have a vehicle to donate you can be assured:

    ·       The vehicle will be picked up within 24 hours.

    ·       The tax paperwork will be sent back to you.

    ·       Best of all, unlike similar vehicle donations programs you donation will be tied directly to your community which means you contribution will benefit someone in your immediate area.

    St. Vincent de Paul accepts most types of vehicles, running or not. The society asks for clear title, and has experts on hand who can even help donors obtain title. Registration need not be current. Boats must be on a trailer.

    If you have a vehicle that you want do donate, log on to http://www.svdpusacars.com or call (800) 322-8284.

    St. Vincent de Paul is one of the oldest and most effective charitable organizations in the world. It is a Catholic lay organization of more than 690,000 men and women throughout the world who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually and offer person-to-person service to the needy and people living in poverty.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 17, 2011

    Topics: Current Edition, Front PG News

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