Great Reasons to Donate a Car This Christmas!
Here are 5 Great Reasons to Donate a Car this Christmas! 1. Your car donation can make a big difference in someone's life! -- So many Americans have suffered from Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita and now Hurricane Wilma, and your car donation can help relieve the suffering by supporting Activated...
Looking for a 2005 Car Donation Tax Deduction?
Remember that there are only two months remaining in the 2005 tax year and if you have a vehicle that you haven't been able to sell, or that needs repair and you haven't gotten fixed yet, then now is the time to think about donating your car to charity. All car donations that are pledged by...
Claiming the Fair Market Value for your Car Donation
There has been some substantial changes in the IRS requirements for those who make car donations to claim the Fair Market Value of the vehicle. Just to recap these changes: As of January 1st, 2005 those who make a charitable vehicle donation which is subsequently sold by the charity can claim...
Hurricane Katrina Relief!
Find out more about how Activated Ministries is actively working with missionaries of the Family International who are offering physical and spiritual assistance to the hurricane victims by visiting here: Katrina Relief.
Deaf Evacuee Reunited!
  "She was suffering from all sorts of things she was dehydrated, she was dizzy and not in a very good way altogether, and because she was deaf it was hard to communicate with her. So Topaz started talking to her and they brought in another interpreter and together they established that she...
News from the George R Brown Center
“After spending time at the Houston Astrodome helping the evacuees, our team of two adults and four teens went to the George R. Brown Convention Center where the most recent evacuees had arrived.” For the complete story, click on the picture or follow this link: News from the George R Brown...
Day One at the Astrodome
"My wife, Topaz, and I were the first volunteers from The Family International to have access to the evacuees at the Astrodome. We entered the Astrodome on the 4th floor and we looked down and all we could see was a sea of green cots with people on them..." For complete story, click on picture or...
Fair Market Value Deduction
Question: Can I deduct the fair market value when I donate my car to charity? I want to donate my 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager with 100,000 miles and it's in pretty good shape -- why can't I get the fair market value deduction on it? Answer: The IRS is still making decisions on some of the...
New Tax Laws for Car Donations
The JOBS bill (HR 4520) which was signed into law in October 2004 places new restrictions on car donations to charity that you should be aware of if you would like to claim a tax deduction for your car donation. Here are some helpful links that explain the new legislation. IRS Publication on Car...
Car Donation: 94 Jeep Cherokee
A 1994 Jeep Cherokee with 200 k miles and in fair condition sold at auction for $1550. So the owner was able to claim a tax deduction of $1550 for donating his vehicle to charity.

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