11-03-16: Finally, A Good Choice This November

CauseNetwork Gives People the Power to Steer Their Vehicle Donations

MCLEAN, VA, November 03, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — Last year, less than 3% of charities had the ability to accept the 700,000 vehicles donated annually, providing little choice on which cause to support for philanthropic consumers. That changed today with The CauseNetwork Foundation’s introduction of MyRideMyCause.Org; a new online platform that gives consumers the ability to choose from nearly 1 million 501(C)3 charities registered with the IRS on the beneficiary of their vehicle donation, which includes boats, motorcycles, and RVs. Donors receive a receipt for the maximum tax deduction and the donation is made in their name to the charity they choose. With November and December typically accounting for 50% of the vehicles donated, the timing is perfect for charities looking to raise some extra cash.

Additionally, any charity can now create their own custom vehicle donation page to promote to their supporters by filling out a simple form on http://vehicles.causenetwork.org/links. It takes less than 30 seconds to customize a page, with instant creation of iframe code to add this vehicle donation page to the charity’s homepage. The custom links and code are free and the program is completely turnkey for charities. Charities simply promote their vehicle donation page to their supporters and The CauseNetwork Foundation takes it from there, coordinating vehicle pickup through resale and donate the proceeds, minus the costs associated with operating the program, back to the charity.

The wheels are already rolling in: the first car donation has been submitted. This donation went to support Teal It’s Gone, a charity whose mission is stopping cancer before it starts through genetic testing, while providing free tests for under-served communities. Katie Maxwell, founder of Teal It’s Gone says, “Being able to accept car donations adds a whole new dimension to our fundraising. Having great tools in a platform built for our cause at no cost from CauseNetwork is a huge benefit to a small organization like us trying to make a difference in people’s lives.”

“This is a game changer for non-profits and consumers nationwide,” says Mike Rowen, Chairman of the Board of The CauseNetwork Foundation. “MyRideMyCause lets any size charity, from local PTA’s to large national charities, easily accept vehicle donations, while providing consumers the freedom of choice on how to benefit their favorite charity. This option simply didn’t exist until today.”

About The CauseNetwork Foundation: The CauseNetwork Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization registered with the IRS and the state of Virginia. The Foundation was formed to facilitate non-cash donations from consumers and businesses to Causes within the CauseNetwork. The Foundation coordinates all logistics, tracking, and settlement processes for vehicle, electronics, and shopping donation programs. These programs are always free to any not-for-profit organization. The CauseNetwork currently serves causes ranging in size from local PTA’s to large national organizations. To sign up your cause, go to www.CauseNetwork.org.

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