Use Your Car to Give Back

December 16th, 2015 by

Oftentimes when most of us think about our car, we just simply think of it as our own personal means of transportation. However, our personal transportation can also be a great way to help others in need and give back  to the South Florida community — including Hollywood Chrysler Jeeps local area of Hollywood, Florida.

Florida Senior Safety Resource Center

Beautiful, temperate weather have helped make Florida a hotspot for senior citizens. Unfortunately Florida is also in need of more alternative affordable options for seniors to get around and not drive.

To help combat this danger to the elder individual and other drivers, University of Florida organized the Florida Senior Safety Resource Center. This organization has a program in which volunteers can donate their time and drive senior citizens around town. Volunteers use their own cars to transport senior citizens to run errands like grocery shopping, going to the post office or to medical appointments. This program is available to all cities in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. For more information visit, www.fssrc.phhp.ufl.edu.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels America is a nation-wide organization that delivers nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that help America’s seniors to live independently. There are a variety of ways volunteers can contribute to the cause and one of these ways is the delivery of the prepared meals to the homes of those in need. There are several available programs located throughout South Florida. For more information on ways and places you can volunteer, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

Car Donations

There are a variety of options in which people can donate their car to help local communities and children. Two examples of national car donation organizations are Wheels For Wishes, an organization connected to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Kars4Kids. Both of these programs are nation-wide programs that use donated cars, boats, RVs, trailers or motorcycles as a means of gathering money. Depending on the condition of the donated item, each  item is either auctioned as a whole or sold for parts. The proceeds from either of those methods are then donated to help the local children. Those who donate their car are also eligible for a tax deduction for their donation.

On the market for a car after donating your car?

Come by Hollywood Chrysler Jeep located conveniently between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami and check out our inventory of new Chryslers and Jeeps and our range of used inventory. We are located at 2100 N. State Road 7 and we have convenient hours.

 

 

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