There all sorts of ways to fun a non-profit organization. Most people shoot for cash donations. It’s probably the easiest way to collect funds. Well, that and grants. I’m sure you’ve seen over the years, though, organizations asking you to donate a car, boat, motorcycle, RV or camper. That would be CarAngel (and BoatAngel), the endeavor that funds a number of projects, including the children’s animated series “The Adventures of Donkey Ollie” and the documentary D.O.P.E
The Donkey Ollie series is a five-episode adventure in Jesus’ time. Ollie meets a host of characters in his journeys, learns moral life lessons, and enjoys catchy songs. The series is geared to preschool and early school age kids, and the DVDs are free of charge. All of the funding is provided via CarAngels. And, that’s quite an accomplishment, considering the same studios are used to make these animations that have completed projects for Disney, Sony, and Mattel. If your kids love Veggie Tales, they will adore the Ollie Free Children’s DVDs.
Donkey Ollie can also be seen a number of satellite, cable, and local television stations.
Car donations also funded the making of the anti-drug documentary D.O.P.E. It is currently making the film festival rounds and features actor Danny Trejo as narrator, as well as music from Switchfoot, P.O.D., and Arrested Development. It focuses on the “rise, fall and redemption” of some of skate boarding’s biggest personalities, including Christian Hosoi and oldschooler Dennis Martinez. A free screener is available on DVD and can be ordered for viewing for your organization. You can also watch the entire D.O.P.E documentary on CarAngel’s website. I’m watching it now and I can attest that this isn’t some low budget hack job. It cuts right to the chase, it’s gritty, and it’s real.
CarAngel is part of Angel Ministries. Check them out to see what donating your old car can actually accomplish in the long run. We’re not talking about a lot of bloated overhead costs (Carangel averages less than 5% of revenues for overhead). We’re talking about results you can see and actually benefit from yourself.