Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Raleigh, NC. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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For Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano in 1993. Since then, The V Foundation has raised more than $150 million and awarded cancer research grants in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers have developed their laboratories and taken their science from the labs to the clinics with the help of funds raised by The V Foundation. The V Foundation started with the dream of Jim Valvano, the passionate and committed former NC State basketball coach and award-winning broadcaster, as he battled cancer. The V Foundation has an excellent track record for finding and funding elite young scientists.
Helping dogs live longer, healthier lives!
The mission of the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. (CHF) is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease.
Together, We Create Change
United Arts began in 1962 with the formation of the Raleigh Cultural Center. As a private nonprofit, United Arts has worked for more than 25 years to build a better Raleigh and Wake County through support of and advocacy for the arts. To do this, we provide various programs and services in addition to partnering with businesses, individuals, foundations and the government to raise funds and distribute grants to schools, arts organizations and local artists. These funds bring life-changing arts education to our schools and municipalities. They provide artists with resources and opportunities to share their work, and teachers with innovative training. These programs and services help inspire our children and community to succeed.
Open your heart
Founded in Raleigh in 1967, the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Wake County is dedicated to creating a more humane community where every adoptable animal has a home. Each year the SPCA rehomes over 3,000 animals through its innovative adoption programs and lost and found efforts. The SPCA's mission is to protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs. The SPCA of Wake County operates two animal shelters: the Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center focuses on pet adoption and public education, and the Holding Center located in Garner. This facility is used to shelter animals waiting for space at the Curtis Dail Pet Adoption Center. The SPCA also operates the Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic, providing low-cost surgeries to the general public. In July 2010, the SPCA became a no-kill agency working towards a no-kill community.
Feeding out neighbors in Wake County
Since 1974, Meals on Wheels of Wake County wants to end senior hunger in our community by serving the elderly, homebound and people with disabilities. We serve 1,300 noontime meals every weekday to the elderly, homebound and persons with disabilities of Wake County. Our outreach consists of hot meals to homebound individuals, communal dining for seniors in congregate dining rooms, and frozen meal service for dialysis patients and other homebound individuals in isolated areas. Over 2,200 volunteers help us deliver meals Monday through Friday each week.
Great classical music, 24 hours a day
Since 1982, WCPE has adhered to one philosophy: to deliver the finest classical music programming and the highest quality broadcast signal around the clock. With the emergence of satellite and Internet technology, that commitment now embraces a global audience. WCPE serves the Piedmont area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, with 100,000 watts of power on 89.7 FM. WCPE is an independent, listener-supported station dedicated to excellence in classical music broadcasting. WCPE believes that classical music is an integral part of the quality of life in our communities. For listeners seeking accessible Great Classical Music, our selection and presentation make us the radio station of choice, 24 hours per day, every day.
The mission of Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. In North Carolina, the first SONC Summer Games were held in 1970 in Burlington. Currently, Special Olympics programs exist in just about every community in North Carolina reaching nearly 40,000 athletes.
Building strong families
SAFEchild is the only child abuse prevention agency in Wake County working directly with families. SAFEchild offers parent education and support services to families to prevent abuse and neglect, and changes the long-term effects of abuse if it has occurred. SAFEchild, an acronym for Stop Abuse For Every child, supports families with a wide range of needs. The goal for each family turning to SAFEchild is the same: To build a stronger family and create a healthy, nurturing environment which allows children to thrive.
A catalyst for character, creativity and leadership development for the young people of China
Junior Achievement China works to serve as a catalyst for character, creativity and leadership development for the young people of China by implementing principle-centered, interactive business and economics education programs through a partnership between business and education. JA China helps China develop global talents through its provision of a trustworthy platform that connects the business and education spheres in a mutually-beneficial manner. JA China surpasses the traditional bounds of school, company, and society, and brings top-tier business talents into the classroom to help students prepare the skills and mentality needed to successfully enter society.
United Way of the Greater Triangle was born out of the consolidation of the United Ways of Durham, Orange and Wake counties in 1996 and the addition of Johnston County in 2009. The mission of the United Way of the Greater Triangle is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Last year we touched the lives of 300,000 people in need across Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties. Our priorities are health, education, income and safety. Regional initiatives include financial stability and ending homelessness.
Little moments. Big magic.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for better. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 14, in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Share the power of a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina has one purpose- to grant wishes to children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 with life-threatening medical conditions. The benefits of wish fulfillment are many and varied. Though it is difficult to measure the effect a wish has on a child, we believe that while doctors provide the medicine, the Make-A-Wish Foundation provides the magic. Since 1986, the chapter has granted more than 2,134 (and counting) favorite wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout Eastern North Carolina.