Where to donate? Morris County, NJ
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Pedals for Progress accepts used bicycles and distributes to
developing countries. Local contact:
(908) 638-4811, Box 312 High Bridge NJ 08829-0312
Thinking about donating your car to a charity? The IRS publishes A Donor's Guide to used-car donations. Make sure you know where your car is going before you sign over the title and hand the keys to a stranger. Charities that are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service are listed in The Cumulative List of Organizations (Publication 78).
Pedals for Progress accepts used bicycles and distributes to developing countries. Local contact: (908) 638-4811, Box 312 High Bridge NJ 08829-0312
Some organizations sponsor their own auto donation programs, others use national networks such as the Vehicle Donation Center. Every organization has its own guidelines regarding acceptable cars (age, running/non-operational) and title transfer.
IRS Publication 561 does not specify which car guides must be used to determine the fair market value of your vehicle. The New Jersey Administrative Code 11:3-10.4 specifies two approved guides for the use of insurance company vehicle appraisals: National Automobile Dealer Association and the The Automobile Red book:A Primedia Price Digest [formerly the National Market Reports Auto Blue Book].This Automobile Red Book is not available for free on the Internet. The Morris County Library subscribes to the Red Book and can provide you with prices from this source. The popular Kelley Blue Book is also available online for free.
The following organizations pick up cars in the Morris County area (no, this is not a comphensive list!):
Day care centers & nursery schools: Many primary educational programs work just fine on older computer models. Printers are nice, but not necessary.
Senior centers & nursing homes: Computers and typewriters are often appreciated by seniors who have a hard time writing by hand.
Shelters & group homes: Adults can use older computers for job hunting (resumes & cover letters), practice typing and upgrade their office computer skills. Children can use them to expand their education or complete homework assignments. Books and games in good condition may also be welcome.
Organizations: Special Olympians may appreciate sports equipment (in good, working condition); a community garden may be interested in your old wheelbarrow. Retiring to Florida? Maybe Habitat for Humanity can find a new home for your old snowblower. Animal shelters welcome used blankets and towels.