Step 13 Launches Driven to Donate
For 11 years Step 13 has operated a highly-successful vehicle donation program that provides an important source of revenue and offers meaningful work opportunities to our men. Building on that model, Step 13 is launching Driven to Donate, LLC, a vehicle donation program serving other area nonprofits and churches.
“Step 13’s car donation program is so successful we want to share our expertise with other nonprofits who don’t have the resources to have this program,” explained Peter Droege, executive director of Step 13 and of Driven to Donate. “By partnering with Driven to Donate we handle all the details and then split the net proceeds of the sale of any vehicle donated to a nonprofit in the program.”
An innovative website – www.DrivenToDonate.org – is interfaced with a state-of-the-art Sales Force database to drive all aspects of the program. The program is being managed by Carrie Agnew, a professional with a strong background in the automotive industry.
“There is no charge for a nonprofit to enroll with Driven to Donate,” explained Carrie. “All donated vehicles are processed by the men of Step 13, providing them with even more work opportunities, while they strive to maximize the resale value of each vehicle.”
Driven to Donate works with nonprofits to take the donation from concept to completion, including:
· Designing a custom online form for the nonprofit’s website
· Taking phone calls and processing online donations
· Scheduling towing
· Making repairs or enhancements where appropriate
· Selling the vehicle
· Sending all required forms to the IRS and the person donating the vehicle so they may receive their tax deduction.
· Sending a check for the split of the net proceeds to the nonprofit designated by the donor
Supporters are encouraged to continue donating cars, trucks, and motorcycles to Step 13 as 100 percent of the proceeds benefit our program helping men overcome addiction through sobriety, work, and accountability. But if you have other favorite charities please tell them about Driven to Donate. It’s a great way to generate revenue. We look forward to helping nonprofits benefit from establishing a vehicle donation program for their organizations.