June 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm | Top 5 Reasons to Donate Your Car

If you have an old clunker sitting around and have been considering upgrading, you’ve probably wondering what you should do with your current car. Instead of selling it on Craigslist or calling the garbage dump, consider donating it! Not convinced? Read on to learn the top five reasons to donate a car in the New Brunswick, NJ region.


  • Tax deductions. Did you know that donating your car to charity can count as a tax deduction? It’s true! You can deduct the value of the car you donated from your taxes. In the summertime, taxes are probably the last thing on your mind, but you’ll be happy you did when they sneak up on you.


  • It’s better for safety. If your car is having engine issues, it can be dangerous to drive it in the summer. This is because the high temperatures and humidity can cause the engine to overheat, potentially posing a safety hazard to your family.


  • Free towing. If your car is less drivable and has been sitting in your yard, you can get rid of the eyesore for free by donating! The American Children’s Society, Inc. will send over a towing vehicle for you, so all you need to worry about is scheduling your pickup.


  • Get a deal on a new car. If you’re considering getting rid of your vehicle for an upgrade, planning for when you’ll purchase your new car is a great summer activity. As the 2018 models start to be unveiled in early fall, you can snatch up a good deal on 2017 or earlier models in the late summer.


  • Give back to your community. The best reason to donate a car is to help local children who need your help. Donating your cars to help kids in New Jersey will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside that money simply can’t buy.


If you wish to learn more about donating your vehicle for a good cause, contact our friendly staff here at American Children’s Society, Inc. to learn more.

June 2, 2017 at 1:43 pm | How to Be Charitable When You’re Low on Cash

When you think of the word “charity,” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably imagine the American Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders asking for donations. While these types of organizations do amazing work, did you know that there are dozens of unique ways to help an important cause besides giving a monetary donations as well? If you’re a little low on cash, but still want to lend a helping hand, consider donating something besides money to a local charity.

Many charities are now collecting more than just money because they realize that there is a need for all types of donations. For example, the American’s Children Society has created a unique new way to allow people to donate without directly giving money; they are encouraging car donations from New Jersey. residents!

Many of us have an old, used car that we no longer use or cannot seem to fix. The American Children’s Society is running a car donation in New Jersey to take those clunkers off your hands- for a great cause! If you don’t have a car to donate, there are still plenty of ways to get involved with local organizations that need your help. Donations of time have become as valuable as donations of money, and many charities have programs set up to allow community members to sign up for convenient shifts helping run inner working of the charity or reaching out to the beneficiaries of the organization.

We all want to help donate to charity, but the truth is that some of us just don’t have the extra money to spare. However, giving your time, advice, or even donating cars right here in New Jersey can be just as helpful as a monetary donation. Together, we can all make a difference.

If you wish to learn more about The American Children’s Society and learn how to donate a car in New Jersey, we encourage you to reach out to us by calling 888-776-4038 or filling out a contact form on our website.

February 9, 2017 at 7:18 pm | 6 Long-Lasting Cars Perfect for Small Families

American Children’s Society, Inc. allows you to donate a car in NJ or PA to benefit kids with cancer and other ailments. If you have been thinking of getting a new car, your old one will make a good donation candidate. That being said, here is a list of new cars to consider that are ideal for families. It’s not uncommon for any of these cars to last you over 200,000 miles if you take proper care of them:

  • Toyota Corolla – Toyota’s are known for their longevity, and the Corolla is a very popular family-friendly model because it is spacious, safe, and gets good gas milage. They are also great starter cars that you can purchase used for young drivers when they are ready to get their license (and first car.) The newer models are all sedans, and they come with a touch-screen display and navigation and Bluetooth compatibility, so you won’t have to risk a potential accident by using your phone to navigate or talk into.


  • Hyundai Elantra – Elantras have always been underrated cars, but in 2010 they exploded onto the scene due to their new designs and higher quality components. Hyundais also come with a 100K mile warranty, and similar to Corollas, new ones can be purchased for under $20,000. The least expensive model gets 29/38 MPG City/Hwy, which is great for parents that frequently drive to work, school, and extracurricular activities.


  • Ford Taurus – Whether you want a pre-owned 2007 Taurus or a brand new one, you can count on it being durable (hence why you see so many from all years on the road still.) Plus, these cars can comfortably fit five people, which is great if your kid(s) invite a friend along for the road trip.


  • Subaru Legacy – This midsize sedan comes with many modern features, and their handling is known to be top of the line.


  • Chevrolet Impala – The new Impala’s have a 5-star safety score and optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity that supports up to seven phones at a time.


  • Honda Accord – Last [but not least] we have the Accord, which has been a leading family car for decades. These cars really know how to maintain their value over time.

Note: These are only a half dozen of the longest lasting vehicles. There are many other incredible makes and models that are great investments for your family. After you buy that new car, we suggest you donate your old one (even if it’s not working.) Your can help raise money and awareness for cancer and other important causes. To donate a vehicle near Philadelphia, PA, Newark, NJ, and everywhere in between, call 888-776-4038 today! Thanks a lot, and have an incredible day!

December 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm | Can Cars Cure Cancer?

Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death (by disease) for American children ages 14 and under? Below you will see a pie chart that outlines the number for childhood deaths by disease (per year). The total number of disease-related deaths among children in this research was 3,468.

Roughly one in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 20, and an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under 20 worldwide. Currently, treatments are advancing rapidly, but about 66% of childhood cancer patients still have long-lasting chronic conditions caused by their treatments. Just imagine the day where we find a cure that can save thousands of kids per year. It’s not that unrealistic, and with your help, we can make it happen together. All we need is your car, boat or RV.


How can a car/boat/RV help kids with cancer?

The American Children’s Society facilitates donations that are then used to raise money for suffering children and research. Your vehicle doesn’t even have to be in working condition. We take care of the entire process. From picking up your unwanted car donation to supplying you with tax forms and instructions how to write off your donation to the IRS, we do it all. That’s how we became one of the best car donation charities in Philadelphia, PA (and one of the top car donation charities in Staten Island, NY, and all of New Jersey.)

We take pride in doing what we can to make every day special for sick and suffering kids. We are not in this to make money. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and we are in this to see smiles coming from America’s youth. Let’s change the world one donation at a time. In exchange for an extra, out of commission clunker, you can make a difference.

To learn more about what’s made us one of the premier car donation charities in New Brunswick, NJ, Philly, and NYC, visit http://childrenscharities.com or call us 24/7/365 at 1-800-380-4380.

January 5, 2016 at 11:04 am | Your Car Can Save A Child’s Life

It takes years to become a doctor, but it only takes a few minutes to save a life.

Did you know that over 35 children are diagnosed with cancer every day?

Did you know that donating a car could help save one of their lives?

Thousands upon thousands of Americans have extra cars that are barely (if ever) used. Their plates are expired, they are entrenched in dust, and they need a new home. The American Children’s Society, Inc. restores cars into working condition and donates or sells them to people in need. We also use the proceeds to benefit ill children to improve their situation and everyday well-being.

Now, take a moment to think long and hard. Do you have a lemon that is acting more as a yard ornament than a means of transportation? Would you be proud knowing you helped save lives? Do you want to be a part of America’s future?

Instead of taking your worn down car to the junk yard, give us a call so you can make a difference.

Here’s how:

Step one – Go to http://www.childrenscharities.com/autodonation/autodonationform.html.

Step two – Fill out the Auto Donation Form. We accept cars, trucks, RVs, and boats, of any condition (working or not).

Step three – Click “Donate”.

Step four – Speak with our representatives. They are available 24/7 at 888-776-4038.

Step five – Feel happy about making a difference and go about your day smiling from ear to ear.


It really works. Click HERE to see a few of the many success stories brought about by our program. Here is one example from Jennifer Larson of Gainesville, Florida:

“Dear Mr. Lloyd and the Staff of the American Children Society, Inc.,

On behalf of our medical team and the patient and family we had the privilege of serving, I want to thank you for your very generous donation to the Rocker-Cusack mortuary. Your gift made possible an incredibly meaningful memorial service and burial for  a very beloved child. The family has asked me to let you know that they are so very grateful for your gift and that they are humbled by your kindness and generosity. Thank you for this gift which they will forever remember.

With gratitude,

Jennifer Larson MSW
UF Health, Gainesville, Florida”


Now you can see the impact you can make by donating a few minutes of time (and a vehicle). For more information, visit http://childrenscharities.com today. Thank you.