CAR DONATION PROGRAM
Question : What do old cars and Long Island Cares have in common?
Answer : Donation Processors of America (Call 1- 877-
You can flip through the pages of your local Pennysaver or Town Shopper
to consistently find Donation Processors of America ads requesting the
donations of cars, trucks and RV’s (running or not) to “Help Feed Long
Island’s Hungry.” Through their efforts this program provides much needed
funds for our food bank on a monthly basis.
How does it work? Donation Processors of America (DPA) advertises for
donation vehicles. DPA works directly with the donor, who receives a
receipt from DPA. All record keeping and administration such as handling clients calls to donate vehicles,
pick up, storage and sale of vehicle are the responsibility of DPA. Long
Island Cares receives a monthly statement along with a donation, which is a
percentage of the net proceeds of selling the vehicle and parts.
This establishes the charitable deduction aspect. You may wish to read
IRS Donor's Guide to Vehicle Donation.
One happy car donor that we know has high praises for this program. She
calls it, “absolutely terrific - not only did my donation of my old car
prove effortless, but it serves such a wonderful purpose.” There can
only be high praise for a program that provides a great opportunity to
generate funds to those in our community less fortunate.
We applaud Curtis Rasmussen, President of Donation Processors of America,
and his staff for efforts on the behalf of the hungry here on Long Island. Thank you for making a difference!