Learn the 4 Ways Your 2018 New Year’s Resolution Can Better Your Community


The year is almost over! We’re mid-holiday and it’s just about time to make those New Year’s resolutions, the ones we always set and casually forget about by the time February hits. We’re all familiar with those trusty, go-to goals like “work out more”, “eat healthier” and “start a new hobby” that we make every year (and may or may not keep) to better ourselves in some way or another. But how about a resolution to better your community? We suggest an auto donation to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio. Here are a few reasons a Columbus car donation is a great place to start.

It’s Good for your Health

The act of charitable giving has some pretty incredible health benefits, like lower blood pressure, lower stress levels, and more, so it definitely files under the “better yourself” category. But that reduced-stress, longer-life bonus only comes from knowing you’ve truly done your part to give back to your community. The money from your Columbus car donation benefits a number of Volunteers of America programs aimed at ending the cycle of homelessness among veterans and families in need.

It’s Good for your Community

Too many veterans in central Ohio suffer from mental health and substance abuse issues. Often, soldiers return home suffering from such conditions as PTSD, depression, and addiction. And to make matters worse, it’s difficult to find a job due to the mental instability or the lack of job readiness skills from spending so much time outside the workforce. All of these things perpetuate the pattern of homelessness among veterans and it’s our mission, at Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, to stop it. We offer housing, counseling, substance abuse treatment, and career training, all geared towards helping veterans to restore their self sufficiency.

It’s Good for Your Wallet

Your Columbus car donation could just earn you a healthy tax deduction (possibly even bigger than what you might get if you sold it), so you’re not only being generous to members of your community, but you get a little something for yourself as well. Save yourself the trouble of listing your car online or paying to have it hauled away. We’ll help you help others.

It’s an Easy Resolution to Keep

We all know how hard it is to stick to your resolutions. Actually, the majority of us fails in seeing them all the way through. But donating your automobile to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio is a cinch. All you need to do is fill out our online form and then we’ll come to you and haul away your vehicle away for free. Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio accepts cars, boats, motorcycles, lawn mowers, RVs, and more. If it has a motor, we’ll gladly accept it, so go ahead and add “be more charitable” to your New Year’s resolution this year. It’s easy, it’s rewarding, and it’s totally worth it.