A Worthy Organization needs Your Donated Car...
July 1, 2011 - New Canaan, CT
No doubt you've heard the ads touting "donate your car for charity". Frequently these ads are aired by people in the wholesale car business who are looking for inexpensive vehicles. They help facilitate a donation where you sign your title over to a non-profit organization in exchange for a tax-deductible receipt for the value of the car, while the wholesaler takes the car and sells it returning, in most cases, the majority of the proceeds to the non-profit. In the end, it is always SMART to know exactly what happens to your donated vehicle.
Well, we have a true need for a vehicle we'd like to share. Recently we were contacted by Brooke Manning Hinds from Arts for Healing, a local organization dedicated to serving the special needs population of children and adults living with communication disorders. Their mission is to break through barriers that isolate them, creating a channel for self-expression through the arts.
One of Arts for Healing’s core programs requires a therapist to make home visits. Their lead therapist lives in New York City and commutes to New Canaan by train. Rather than spend money they don't have on renting a car, Arts for Healing is currently seeking a serviceable vehicle that could be used for this purpose. If you or someone you know has an extra vehicle that you would consider donating to a great cause, please contact Brooke at email@example.com or by phone at 203.972.2982.
Arts for Healing is a unique, nurturing community-based center that helps people with learning and developmental disabilities improve the quality of their lives through music and creative arts therapy.
As a not-for-profit organization, we've been working with special needs children, adolescents and adults, and their families, in Fairfield and Westchester Counties for over a decade.
By providing safe and enriching artistic experiences, our students emerge to increase communication, attention span, fine and gross motor skills, social skills, and language development. As they progress, their renewed awareness and self-confidence is carried with them into their family relationships, school settings, and community.
We invite you to learn more about the organization, visit their Resource Center, and read about the many ways that you can participate.
Who Arts for Healing Serves:
Their clients all have in common a communications disorder that inhibits their ability to understand and interact with the world around them. They include children, adolescents and adults with learning and developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders and other neurological dysfunctions, the elderly, cancer and stroke victims and those with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, as well as individuals with brain injuries and physical disabilities.
Thank you for your support and consideration!