Not Forgotten Outreach’s Vehicle Donation Program

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Not Forgotten Outreach’s Vehicle Donation Program

Not Forgotten Outreach located in Taos, New Mexico, has announced that they have started a vehicle donation program.  They accepts vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, SUVs, trailers, trucks, RVs, industrial equipment, campers and golf carts are also accepted. They also accept wrecked vehicles and they can be running or not.  They have partnered with One Community Auto, LLC a veteran owned business, to manage their car donation program. 

Not Forgotten Outreach is dedicated to motivating military Veterans and Gold Star families of fallen Warriors to participate in recreational and/or therapeutic activities in order to facilitate the healing process.  The money raised through vehicle donations directly supports our mission.  Programs include: 

  • Adaptive Sports:  Military Family Ski Weekend, Sled Hockey, Adaptive Swimming, Rio Hondo Handcycle/Bicycle Hill Climb
  • Taos Veterans Creative Arts Festival and the Taos Veterans Day Picnic
  • Military Family Ski Weekends at Taos Ski Valley & Sipapu
  • Taos Veterans Farming Project with Education and Entrepreneurship components
  • Military Family Respite Center
  • Providing disabled veterans and Gold Star Families with information about and referrals to Veteran Administration and other recreational and therapeutic sport activities.

The process begins by the donor arranging for the vehicle to be picked up.  The donor can call One Community Auto, LLC at 505-379-3432 or go online to www.onecommunityauto.com to make the donation.  You can also find them on Facebook.  They handle all paperwork, from titling to tax receipts.  Their unique business model, which refurbishes the vehicle and sells it at their retail location vs auction, adds sizeable value to the donated vehicles.  This helps charities receive the maximum monetary value from the donated vehicle, while giving the donor a higher tax deduction.

This process differs from other car donation servicing companies, which typically sell donated cars directly to auction houses for a fraction of their value.  “By detailing and tuning up donated vehicles, One Community Auto, LLC can typically add significant value to the vehicles,” says Gary Peterson, President of the company.  “Our method is a win-win; it benefits the donor, who can get a bigger deduction on taxes, and the charity itself, which gets more money to help fund its programs.”    The average sale price obtained by One Community Auto is substantially higher than any other charity car program as they send their cars directly to auction.  To learn more about this unique car donation program, visit www.onecommunityauto.com or call 575.224.1503.