After my mother-in-law died of cancer two years ago, my wife and I moved to a new home. I noticed at that time that one of my neighbors has a vehicle which he never uses. It has been sitting in exactly the same spot for two years.
If he had turned that auto into a car donation last year, he would not only have gained a parking space, but now, when talking to his tax preparer, he would have a serious tax deduction. That credit on his tax return could be worth thousands of dollars since the vehicle is so new.
Now my challenge is how to approach a complete stranger who I will have to live around the corner from for years to come. If he takes offense when I suggest he make a vehicle donation to charity, will I be able to justify my boldness? Does my effort to generate a donation to fight prostate cancer, whether that donation is a boat, truck or RV, make it OK?
Absolutely! As long as I am respectful and polite, they will have no reason to complain. And maybe a life will be saved. Who do you know with a potential motorized donation sitting in their yard or driveway?
Might be time for a conversation.