Vehicle Donation Material

Ideas for Vehicle Donations

Flyers

The below flyers are available for you to print for distribution. One is in black and white and the other is in color and will require a color printer. We also have color flyers available that we can send to you. If you need these contact Joanne Wilson at jwilson@nfb.org or 410-659-9314 ext 2335.

Color
Black and White

 

Below is a 16x20 poster promoting the program. You can take the file to your local print shop to take your advertising to another level. 

Poster - Color
Poster - Black and White

 

Below is a printout promoting the program. Each sheet can be cut in half to make 2 prints. 

Printout

 

Stickers

4x6 stickers are available by contacting Joanne Wilson at jwilson@nfb.org or 410-659-9314 ext 2335. These can be used to put on vending machines, cash registers, taxi cabs, and in many places of business.

Mail Inserts

The below inserts are available for you to print for distribution. Bright orange inserts are also available to be sent to you by contacting Joanne Wilson at jwilson@nfb.org or 410-659-9314 ext 2335. These inserts can be put in any mailing, such as donation letters, bill stuffers, holiday cards, or any other mailings that you might do.

Mail Insert

State Website Information

Affiliates that have a webmaster should include this HTML code. The code will display graphic buttons for the online donation form and for the toll-free number along with text about the program. Affiliates that just want to provide a link on their website can use https://nfb.org/nfb-vehicle-donation-form to direct users to the donation web form. 

Press Release

This press release or variations of it can be used in local publications or your state newsletter. 

Press Release #1

Press Release #2

Press Release #3

Tagline

Please use the below tagline for your email signature:

Vehicle Donations Take the Blind Further
Donate your car to the National Federation of the Blind today!
For more information, please visit: www.carshelpingtheblind.org or call 1-855-659-9314

Radio Spots

The below radio spots can be used on public radio.

Did you know that an unwanted car makes a wonderful gift?

It does if you give it to the National Federation of the Blind
If you have a car or truck that you'd like to get out of that driveway, donate it to the National Federation of the Blind and you'll be supporting Braille literacy for blind children right here in your own back yard.
You can find out more about our vehicle donation program on our website at www.carshelpingtheblind.org or call 1 855 659 9314 you’ll be glad you did…
 
If you have a car, truck or some other vehicle you don't want anymore, but you still think its worth something, why not donate it to the National Federation of the Blind?
We accept most vehicles, from cars to boats to motorcycles, and your gift will take the blind further!
Just go on line to www.carshelpingtheblind.org or call 1-855-659-9314.
 
DONATE YOUR UNWANTED Car or Truck TO the National Federation of the Blind.  YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A TAX DEDUCTION, AND YOU’LL HELP take the blind further! TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR VEHICLE DONATION PROGRAM, Just go on line to www.carshelpingtheblind.org or call 1-855-659-9314.
 
If you have an old GAS GUZZLER you want to get rid the National Federation of the Blind WANTS IT!
Better than LOW Trade-in or HIGH Repair Cost.
Any vehicle; Anywhere, Free and Easy and a big help to our least fortunate.
Just go on line to www.carshelpingtheblind.org or call 1-855-659-9314 to donate today!
 
Never forget; the National Federation of the Blind WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR CAR!
When the time comes to get rid of your old car, truck, RV, boat.
Fast, Free, Friendly. Better than Low Trade-in or High Repairs.
Just go on line to www.carshelpingtheblind.org or call 1-855-659-9314 to donate today!
 
Old car with Mechanical Problems? Low Trade-in offer? Gas Guzzler?
The Safe and Free way to help us, and get a Big TAX benefit.
Any vehicle; Any where, Free and Easy and a big help to our least fortunate.
Just CLICK here! (ICON / URL)
A Great way to support National Federation of the Blind! Just go on line to www.carshelpingtheblind.org or call 1-855-659-9314 to donate today!
 
Idea Starters

Key One:  Order and use 4x6 vehicle donation stickers

  • These can be ordered by emailing Joanne Wilson at jwilson@nfb.org. Please indicate how many stickers you would like. They are yellow and red 4x6 stickers that read: Wondering what to do with your old car or truck? Donating your vehicle to the National Federation of the Blind is convenient and may qualify you for a tax deduction. Call 1-855-659-9314 or visit www.carshelpingtheblind.org. Your donations can Take the Blind Further!  Learn about blindness: www.nfb.org.
  • Ask all of our members to take five stickers to be placed where the public can read them. Remind them that each sticker costs 10 cents, so we do not want to waste a Federation dime. They should ask permission to put the stickers in such places as beauty and barber shops, gas station pumps, vending machines, cash registers in places of business, grocery stores, retirement homes, car repair shops, public bulletin boards, banks, dry cleaners, or anywhere they frequent. Remind them that by taking five minutes to do this they can help “drive the blind further.” 

Key Two: Put information about our vehicle donation program on the back of local and state raffle tickets.  This information should be on the part that is given back to the purchaser of the ticket.

  • Possible wording: Wondering what to do with your old car or truck? Donating your vehicle to the National Federation of the Blind is convenient and may qualify you for a tax deduction. Call 1-855-659-9314 or visit www.carshelpingtheblind.org. Your Donation can Take the Blind Further!
Key Three: YouTube and other materials
  • We now have a YouTube video for the vehicle donation program that features four of our rockstar blind children! Here is a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVn7jbP6Iyw&feature=youtu.be.  You can use this video on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.  All you have to do is copy the link and paste it on your social media pages.
  • We will have a vehicle donation table in the back of the room during general sessions at the National Federation of the Blind Convention in Orlando. Please stop by and get stickers, flyers, mail inserts, and other information. You will know where we are by listening for the HONK HONK!

Key Four: Guest speaker at your chapter meetings to recruit more "drivers" for the vehicle donation program. 

  • At our national convention many of you heard about our vehicle donation program and received stickers to help promote the program. For those not able to attend the convention, we can get one of our “lead drivers” to speak by conference call at your local chapter meetings.  We might even be able to have the familiar Honk Honk available during these calls!
  •  Please let Joanne Wilson know if you would like to schedule a speaker by contacting her at jwilson@nfb.org or 410-659-9314 x2335.
  • Please have a speaker phone available. 
Key Five: Craigslist
  • Put our vehicle donation announcement in various places on Craigslist:
    Wondering what to do with your old car or truck?Donating your vehicle to the National Federation of the Blind is convenient and may qualify you for a tax deduction. Call 1-855-659-9314 or visit www.carshelpingtheblind.org. Your donation can Take the Blind Further!
  • This announcement can be placed in many places on Craigslist, examples are for sale, cars and trucks, general, motorcycles, boats, RVs. Do not place under “free,” it won’t be accepted. Craigslist walks you through how to post materials. 
  • These listings will need to be renewed every 45 days. 

Key Six: Use someone else’s big list

  •  Anyone who delivers anything to businesses or to the general public can be approached to help get the word out locally
  • Ask pizza delivery places to put flyers about our NFB vehicle donation program on their boxes
  • Anyone with a large email list can be approached about putting something in their newsletter
  •  Schools and churches can put notices about the vehicle donation program through their communication networks

Key Seven: Meet the Blind Month Event Promotion

  • Put up banners and signs promoting the vehicle donation program
  • Make t-shirts advertising the vehicle donation program to wear during your Meet the Blind month events (or just stick the vehicle donation program sticker to a shirt you already have!)
  • Have the vehicle donation program flyers, stickers, and orange inserts in a prominent location at all your events (Remember you can order all of these materials from the Meet the Blind month order form or by contacting Joanne Wilson at jwilson@nfb.org)
Key Eight: Rev Up Your Bragging Rights and Let the Race Begin! 
The following states have now created some traffic in our vehicle donation program: Maryland (3), Iowa (2), California (2), Massachusetts (2), Washington (2), New York (2), West Virginia (1), Florida (1),  Nebraska (1), Tennessee (1), New Jersey (1), Illinois (1), Pennsylvania (1), North Carolina (1), Mississippi (1), Virginia (1), Louisiana (1)

We would like your state to join the circuit from now until January 1, 2014 to start claiming bragging rights of your own. Each car on average is boosting our treasury about $500. We are racing towards the season of giving, so now is the time to push this program!

 
Key Nine: Poster Promotion! 
In order to help you steer your Meet the Blind month activities towards successfully promoting the vehicle donation program, you can now download a 16x20 poster! Here’s how: 
· Race to download the file (in black and white or color) by visiting nfb.org/vehicle-donation-materials.
· Take this file in to be printed off at your local copy or UPS Store.
· Proudly display the poster at all your exciting upcoming events! 
 
The poster reads: 
Vehicle Donations Take the Blind Further!
Wondering what to do with your old car or truck? Donating your vehicle to the National Federation of the Blind is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction and best of all; your donation of a used vehicle will ensure a brighter future for all blind children and adults. All you need to do is call 1-855-659-9314 or visit www.carshelpingtheblind.org. We will arrange to have the donated vehicle picked up and towed and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt—all at no charge to you! 

Learn about blindness: www.nfb.org

 

Key Ten:  Rev up donations with Public Service Announcements!
Free PSAs are good way to get the word out about our vehicle donation program!
o PSAs can be on television, cable networks, public radio, commercial radio especially local stations, and community calendars.
o Some sample PSA’s can be found at http://nfb.org/vehicle-donation-materials.
o Some sample PSAs can be found at http://nfb.org/vehicle-donation-materials.
o Congratulations to Nebraska and Georgia who are already driving up donation with these radio spots!

Key Eleven: Rev Up Your Bragging Rights! Update! 

We now have five new states who can now claim bragging rights in our vehicle donation race! Thirteen of you have increased the number of vehicles that have been donated in your state. Congratulations! Let’s keep going at full throttle!  
 

The following states have now created some traffic in our vehicle donation program:

Alabama (3), Arkansas (1), California (4) ,Connecticut (2), Florida (1), Hawaii (3), Illinois (1), Iowa (2), Louisiana (3), Maryland (6), Massachusetts (2), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (2), Nebraska (2), Nevada (1), New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina (1), Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island (1), Tennessee (2), Virginia (5), Washington (2), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (1).
 

We would like your state to join the circuit from now until January 1, 2014 to start claiming bragging rights of your own. Each car on average is boosting our treasury about $500. We are racing towards the season of giving, so now is the time to push this program! 

 

Key Twelve: Holiday Mail Insert

  •  We have small bright orange mailing inserts available to be put in all your holiday mailings. If you need these inserts please contact Joanne Wilson at Jwilson@nfb.org!
  • The inserts read: “Wondering what to do with your old car or truck? Donating you vehicle to the National Federation of the Blind is convenient and may qualify you for a tax deduction. Call 1-855-659-9314 or visit www.carshelpingtheblind.org Your donation can take the blind further”
  • These inserts can also be used anytime of the year that you are doing personal, business, or NFB mailings. We have been using these at the national center and have definitely gotten some vehicle donations because of the inserts!
  • Remember, flyers and posters can be printed out from our vehicle donation website at: www.nfb.org/vehicle-donation-materials

Honk Honk! Thanks for helping steer this project down the road to success!

Remember, all sleighs accepted too!

Happy Holidays!

 

Key Thirteen: Vehicle Donation Drivers Update!

We now have seven new states who can claim bragging rights in our vehicle donation race! Alaska, Montana, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio, Idaho and Utah have now entered the race! Eighteen of you have increased the number of vehicles that have been donated in your state. However everyone will have some catching up to do, since Maryland has become our first state to hit double digits!  Congratulations! Let’s keep going at full throttle!  
The following states have now created some traffic in our vehicle donation program:

Alabama (4), Alaska (1), Arizona (2), Arkansas (1), California (6), Connecticut (3), Florida (1), Hawaii (4), Idaho (2), Illinois,  (3),  Indiana (1), Iowa (2), Louisiana (3), Maryland (14), Massachusetts (2), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (2), Montana (1), Nebraska (2), Nevada (1), New Jersey (3), New York (3), North Carolina (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island (1), Tennessee (3), Utah (3), Virginia (9), Washington (6), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (1).

 

Key Fourteen: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Every place you go is a pit stop for vehicle donation promotion material! This is the first of a series of “places” you can go to advertise the program.

  • Gas stations, car washes, mechanic shops, auto part and tire stores, local branch of Department of Motor Vehicles, driver education schools, and rest stops. 

Let’s rev up our donations by getting the vehicle donation stickers in every nook and cranny!

 

Key Fifteen: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Part 2
 
Every place you go is a pit stop for vehicle donation promotion material! This is the second of a series of “places” you can go to advertise the program.
 
  • Senior centers, retirement homes, condo communities
Please send me your additional ideas about places to go to be shared in future keys! 
 
Remember you can order more promotional materials by contacting Joanne Wilson at jwilson@nfb.org.
 
 
Key Sixteen: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Part 3
 
Every place you go is a pit stop for vehicle donation promotion material! This is the third in a series of “places” you can go to advertise the program.
 
  • Churches and Schools: newsletters, bulletin boards, events, service/meeting announcements, enlist volunteer groups to help pass out information around the community
Thanks for all your ideas! Please send me your additional ideas about places to go to be shared in future keys! 
 
 
Key Seventeen: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Part 4
 
Every place you go is a pit stop for vehicle donation promotion material! This is the fourth in a series of “places” you can go to advertise the program.
 
  • Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Bars: placemat advertisements, stickers on cash registers or doors, vending machines, food delivery box inserts, bulletin boards 
Thanks for all your ideas! Please send me your additional ideas about places to go to be shared in future keys! 
 
Key Eighteen: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Part 5
 
Every place you go is a pit stop for vehicle donation promotion material! This is the fourth in a series of “places” you can go to advertise the program.
 
  • Waiting Places: beauty shops, barber shops, doctors’ offices, dentist offices, law offices, spas, social security offices, veterinarian offices
 
Key Nineteen: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Part 6
 
Every place you go is a pit stop for vehicle donation promotion material! This is the fifth of a series of “places” you can go to advertise the program.
 
  • Drug stores, dry cleaners, movie theaters, bowling alleys, retail stores, post offices, banks
Remember you can order more promotional materials by contacting me at jwilson@nfb.org.
 
YouTube and Social Media

Please share this video on your social media pages, such as Facebook and Twitter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVn7jbP6Iyw&feature=youtu.be