New Year’s Resolutions Around Charity & Doing Good For Others

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Now that 2020 is behind us and we have moved into 2021, many of us are giving thought to New Year’s Resolutions. For us, our New Year’s Resolutions for 2021 revolve around charity and doing good for others. That is why in this month’s blog, we want to share some ideas we have about giving to others to make the world a better place.

 

Though many claim that the year 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, we at Cars 2nd Chance found a silver lining of good coming out of a challenging year. For one, we saw that more people were quickly becoming food insecure during the early months of Covid-19. That is why we were inspired to take the money from car donations and support the Food Bank of Solano and Contra Costa Counties. In 10 months, we have donated $50,000 and pledged $100,000 to the Food Bank to help feed hungry families and individuals within our communities.

 

We also took the initiative to provide donated cars to families and individuals in need. Some were young couples starting their lives together, while others were disabled or homeless. To see car donations come through that would lend a hand up to those who needed extra support, it warmed our hearts to see that much good coming out of our Cars 2nd Chance program.

 

We are hoping with all our might that 2021 is going to be a better, more stable, and productive year, but there are no guarantees. Two years ago, we gave donated cars to people who lost their homes in the Paradise Camp Fire disaster. There is and always will be a need to help others facing significant challenges within our community. That is why our New Year’s Resolutions continue to focus on charity and doing good for others. It’s who we are as Rotarians, and that is why we love all the goodness that comes through our Cars 2nd Chance program.

 

If you are still undecided about what you want to do for yourself and others in 2021, we invited you to resolve to help those in need through Cars 2nd Chance. If you have a car you wish to donate, our donation process is super easy. If you, instead, prefer to donate cash, we are open to that as well. Or, if you find that you are the one in need of help, ask, and we’ll do our part to assist you. When you willingly give, you are likely to get more, due to your generosity.

 

If you want to buy a donated vehicle, give cash, or present a car to Cars 2nd Chance, now is a great time to share! If you resolve to give more this year, donate your unused vehicle to help someone recover from a natural disaster or receive food from the Food Bank. First, reach out to cars2ndchance@gmail.com to donate a car that runs, or send an email to clunkers4charity@gmail.com to donate a car that does not run. We appreciate your love and support!

End Of Year Giving

Ah, December! It’s our favorite time of year. This month is when we put forth an extra effort towards giving a bit more at the end of the year.

2020 has been an interesting year, at best. Cars 2nd Chance has been busy processing car donations that benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. We also have donated cars to people who lost their vehicles in the Paradise Campfire of 2018, as well as funding an end to polio in 2016-2017. Cars 2nd Chance pursues opportunities and partnerships that will help us reduce suffering, improve quality of life, and lift each other up through car donations.

We have explained our process quite a bit on our website, but to reiterate, the donation process is quite simple. If you have a car you want to donate — regardless if it is running or not — contact us here and we will walk you through the process.  

Look, we know that 2020 has been life-changing for everyone. Some have been using the additional time at home to their benefit. They have been cleaning and organizing their closets, getting rid of old furniture that no longer serves them, emptying old storage lockers of items they no longer need and finding new homes for their old cars. If you have a vehicle that is taking up space in your garage that you don’t plan to repair or use any longer, why not donate it to Cars 2nd Chance?

There are so many benefits to giving donated items at the end of the year. It’s good for tax deductions if you’re seeking a tax break. It’s a great lesson you can share with your children and grandchildren about helping others who are less fortunate. Plus, it feels good, knowing that your donation is benefiting charities who are doing their part to make the world a better place. 

If you do not have a vehicle to donate but you would like to help Cars 2nd Chance, we accept cash donations as well. By donating money, you can still get the tax benefits and the good feelings of being a philanthropist.

Lastly, another way you can help Cars 2nd Chance is to purchase one of our donated vehicles. If you, a family member, or a friend of yours is in the market for a used vehicle, Cars 2nd Chance has some amazing cars for sale that might surprise you! Some of our favorites are this beautiful 1971 VW Beetle show car, and a lovely Mazda Miata. Not all donated cars are junkers, that’s for sure!

Cars 2nd Chance is making a positive impact on Rotary Clubs and communities internationally as well. For example, the Rotary Club of San Felipe in Baja, Mexico, is also sharing our mission and seeking car donations. Truly, the combined efforts of our partners are inspiring. Check out the full list of our partners to see who is going the extra mile to give others a chance at a better life.

If you want to buy a donated vehicle, give cash, or donate a vehicle to Cars 2nd Chance, December is the best time to give! To celebrate the religious holidays and show the children in your life about giving, donate your unused car to help someone recover from a natural disaster, or receive food from the Food Bank. To begin, reach out to cars2ndchance@gmail.com to donate a vehicle that runs, or send an email to clunkers4charity@gmail.com to donate a car that does not run. We appreciate your love and support!

New 50/50 Partner – Rossmoor Rotary Foundation

Our newest 50/50 partner is the Rossmoor Rotary Foundation. The Rossmoor Rotary Foundation, a publicly supported organization, was founded in 1984 by the Rotary Club of Rossmoor, and operates exclusively for charitable purposes.

Most of the Rossmoor Rotary Foundation’s service projects are done in partnership with other community organizations. For International projects they frequently receive matching funds from Rotary International thereby greatly enhancing the impact of contributions.

Projects and Grants worth over $70,000 were funded during 2015-16. For a complete list of organizations and projects supported, visit their Services Projects page.

The Rossmoor Rotary Club meets for lunch every Wednesday at Noon at:

Rossmoor Hillside Clubhouse
3400 Lower Golden Rain Rd.
Walnut Creek CA 94595

No Host Refreshments at 11:30 a.m.
• Lunch at Noon •
Program Ends at 1:30 p.m.

Meetings include guest speakers and a lot of interpersonal fun and jousting among its members.

Membership in the Rossmoor Rotary Club is by invitation. If you are interested in learning more, please ask a current member, or visit the Joining Our Club page.

Donation to the First Presbyterian Church of Concord

One of our 50/50 Community Partners, The First Presbyterian Church of Concord (FPCC) received a check for $596, thanks to a car donation by one of their members.

Clayton Worsdell, the President of the Rotary Club of Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise, and a member of FPCC, presented the check to Pastor Toby Nelson, along with Financial Committee Chair David Stearns, and Mario from D&H Enterprises, the Concord auto repair shop that founded and supports Cars2ndChance.

Donation to Concord Church

 

One of the Bay Area charitable organizations that FPCC helps provide support is the Bay Area Rescue Mission. They provide many services, like providing a hot meal for the homeless and poor, providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation for men, and transitional housing for families and women with children. They reach out to their community in a variety of ways and have recently developed an extensive ministry with children who live in the area.

Read more about the First Presbyterian Church of Concord (FPCC) on our blog. >

 

Diablo View Rotary New 50/50 Partner

We’re happy to welcome Diablo View Rotary to the Cars2ndChance family!

The Diablo View Rotary Club joins 17 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page.

While most rotary clubs attentions are focused internationally, Diablo Valley Rotary club is dedicated to helping the local community. They organize outings within the community to clean beaches, sort food at local food banks, serve meals to those in need, package reading materials for local tutors to use in the area’s schools, and anything else that their members can do to make the community better.

Contact them using the Diablo View Rotary Club contact form.

Meeting Time & Location Information
Tuesdays at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Buon Vino
1545 Locust St
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 map it

Cars2ndChance generates over $50,000 dollars each year from vehicle donations that are given directly to Rotary. For the person making a vehicle donation, the program is simple and straightforward and the process is easy. A tax deduction is usually an added bonus for vehicles donated to the program.

Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary New 50/50 Partner

We’re pleased to welcome the Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary to the Cars2ndChance family.
The Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary joins 17 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page.

Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary are a group of business professionals, government leaders and humanitarians who meet each week on Tuesday mornings at Scott’s in Walnut Creek to enjoy informative and interesting programs, camaraderie, networking opportunities and a chance to serve larger causes by working together.

Contact them using the Walnut Creek Sunrise Rotary online contact form.

Meeting Time & Location Information
Tuesday at 7:00 AM
Scott’s Seafood Bar & Grill
1333 N. California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  map it
Moving to Wednesday effective June 3

Cars2ndChance generates over $50,000 dollars each year from vehicle donations that are given directly to Rotary. For the person making a vehicle donation, the program is simple and straightforward and the process is easy. A tax deduction is usually an added bonus for vehicles donated to the program.

South Asian Behavioral Health and Training Foundation 50/50 Partner

Dollarphotoclub_42711096We’re pleased to welcome the South Asian Behavioral Health and Training Foundation (SABH) to the Cars2ndChance family.
The South Asian Behavioral Health and Training Foundation joins 16 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page.

SABH was founded by Dr. Harmesh Kumar, who is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Bay Area. For the last 28 years,  the SABH Foundation is helping our seniors (Physical and Mental health) and people with disabilities (Developmental, Physical and Mental disabilities) by providing mental health and residential care facilities in the Central Valley area at several locations.  

South Asian Behavioral Health and Training Foundation (SABH)

2249 Pacheco Street
Concord, CA 94520
PHONE: (415) 504-3471
FAX: 925-887-6791

For more information and ways you can assist in their work, call the number listed above.

Cars2ndChance generates over $50,000 dollars each year from vehicle donations that are given directly to Rotary. For the person making a vehicle donation, the program is simple and straightforward and the process is easy. A tax deduction is usually an added bonus for vehicles donated to the program.