Community Asked to Donate Vehicles to Support Channel Islands YMCA Open Doors Scholarships

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Stephanie Saucedo, Program Director at the Lompoc Family YMCA, recently donated her car “Amelia” to the Channel Islands YMCA through Vehicle Donation to Any Charity.

The Channel Islands YMCA is seeking car donations through Vehicle Donation to Any Charity (V-DAC) to support the Y’s Open Doors Scholarship Program. All types of vehicles (running or not) are accepted, including: cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, airplanes and farm equipment.

To donate, the community is asked to enter their vehicle information online, mail in their paperwork and schedule a free pick up. Tax receipts will typically be received within 60 days of donation.

Stephanie Saucedo, Program Director at the Lompoc Family YMCA recently donated her car to the YMCA through Vehicle Donation to Any Charity.

“The donation process is simple and Vehicle Donation to Any Charity calls you to set up a good time to pick up your old car,” said Saucedo. “The great thing is – it’s at no cost to me!  What a simple and easy way to give back to my community.”  

Sixty to eighty percent of all net sales will support the Y’s Open Doors Scholarships, which offers financial assistance for thousands of kids, adults and families to benefit from YMCA membership and programs, including youth sports, swim lessons, child care, parent-child activities, summer camps, teen leadership activities and much more.

“We are always looking for a creative way to enable all families to benefit from YMCA services regardless of their income,” said Jill Rode, Chief Development Officer of Channel Islands YMCA. “Vehicle Donation to Any Charity’s car donation program – trusted by many worthy organizations – will help us provide more scholarships for local families to enjoy YMCA membership and activities.”

Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC is a Commercial Fundraiser, registered with the State of California Office of the Attorney General. It provides the vehicle donation programs that allow donors to give to any charity, church or school in the country. Vehicle Donation to Any Charity is known for delivering high net revenue to recipient non-profits around the country.

The Y never pays any costs associated with the donation of a vehicle.  If the vehicle does not generate enough proceeds to cover the cost of towing, sale and title transfer, then Vehicle Donation to Any Charity covers these negative costs.

For more information regarding the Channel Islands YMCA’s Car Donation program through V-DAC, email Jill Rode, at jill.rode@ciymca.org or call 805.569.1103 ext. 23.

 About the Channel Islands YMCA

Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs.

 

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