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Cars for Homes: In the news

Press releases and news articles about Cars for Homes.
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April 2012
Habitat for Humanity affiliates chosen for $100,000 matching Cars for Homes grant

Habitat for Humanity International chose Habitat affiliates in D.C., Arlington, Fairfax, Montgomery, Loudoun and Prince William Counties as 2012 partners.

August 2011
Car Donation to Habitat for Humanity (video)

Interview with Cars for Homes director, Marcia Rundle, build volunteers, and Habitat homeowners in Waldwick, New Jersey. Find out all the amazing ways the proceeds from car donations help those in need.

April 2011
Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Earth Day by Recycling Cars into Homes (20KB .pdf)

In celebration of Earth Day, four Habitat for Humanity affiliates in northern New Jersey invite everyone to recycle their used cars and vehicles to help build a brighter future in partnership with low-income families.

March 2011
Habitat for Humanity ‘Jersey Road Trip’ Aims to Turn Cars into Homes (31KB .pdf)

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity International’s Cars for Homes program and four northern New Jersey affiliates of Habitat for Humanity announced dates today for the Jersey Road Trip, a week-long event that will be the highlight of Habitat’s car donation program in Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties.

December, 2010
Habitat for Humanity International chooses Northern New Jersey for Cars for Homes Matching Donations Grant (21KB .pdf)

Habitat affiliates in Bergen County, Morris County, Newark and Paterson have been awarded a matching donation grant of up to $100,000 from Habitat’s Cars for Homes program. This means that the cash value of vehicles donated to these affiliates between Nov. 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011, will be matched with donations from Habitat for Humanity International.

Dec. 1, 2009
Habitat for Humanity East Bay awarded $100,000 matching grant for 2010 Cars for Homes Partnership Project

Funds generated by car donations from Alameda and Contra Costa counties made during the next eight months will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Habitat for Humanity. East Bay car donors will have an opportunity to participate at a Habitat East Bay job site, helping to build a home side-by-side with a partner family during the 2010 Cars for Homes Partnership Project.

Nov. 11, 2008
SRI helps ‘recycle’ Cars for Homes (223KB .pdf)

The newest support of Cars for Homes , Steel Recycling Institute, reports that the automobile is one of the most recycled consumer products—more than 14 million tons of steel is recycled from cars each year. By donating an end-of-life vehicle car to Habitat for Humanity, you help save energy and natural resources with the added benefit of supporting hard-working families build decent, affordable housing within your local community.


Banners throughout the Bridgewater Commons mall to encourage shoppers to donate vehicles.


July 28, 2008
Shoppers are driven to “Shop, Give and Build” with Cars for Homes (76KB .pdf)

Among some of the best stores, entertainment and dining, Bridgewater Commons mall shoppers are now presented with many opportunities to help Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity build homes in partnership with low-income families.

March 26, 2008
Boston area residents attend “Drive In” and “Drive Out” in a Zipcar (144KB .pdf)

Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing service, hosted Boston’s first “Drive-In” event to take old cars and the pollution they cause off the streets. During March and April, Boston residents are able to donate vehicles to Cars for Homes, Habitat for Humanity’s car donation program, and receive a one-year Zipcar membership and driving credit.

Jan. 9, 2008
Donate a car to help build a family home (62KB .pdf)

The Times-Picayune newspaper printed an article about a recent car donation helping Habitat for Humanity of St. Tammany West and featured the affiliate’s executive director, Maureen Clary, talking about the ease of the Cars for Homes car donation program for both car donors and Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

Nov. 9, 2007
ARS “recycles” car donations into homes (100KB .pdf)

November 15 is America Recycles Day, and Advanced Remarketing Services, Inc., Habitat for Humanity’s nationally authorized agent for processing car donations, provides supporters with an easy way to “recycle” by donating vehicles.

Nov. 15, 2006
Cars for Homes helps rebuild the Gulf

Through an anonymous, designated donation of a powerboat, Cars for Homes sponsored the building of a complete house and energy-saving upgrades to other houses being built by Ginger Ford Habitat for Humanity. Serving Tangipahoa Parish, this affiliate is one of 23 in the Gulf Coast area receiving aid, materials and support through Habitat’s Gulf Recovery Effort.

March 23, 2006
Audi of Downtown Los Angeles partners with Habitat (100KB .pdf)

Audi of Downtown Los Angeles partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Cars for Homes to help generate awareness and eliminate poverty housing in the local community.

Aug. 1, 2005
Habitat for Humanity launches Cars for Homes nationwide

Steering more low-income families toward affordable homeownership opportunities, Habitat’s official national car donation program helps raise funds from car, truck, boat, motorcycle, RV or other automobile donations to benefit the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate within the local community where the car donation is made.

Dec. 14, 2004
Cars for Homes provides tips to donate a car, boat, RV or other vehicle

Cars for Homes offers supporters an additional way to help families within the local community who are living in substandard conditions by donating a car, truck, boat or RV.