Adoption RI’s Car Donation Program
What makes the Adoption Rhode Island Car Donation Program different? All funds raised through this program stay in Rhode Island to directly benefit the hundreds of children in state care hoping to someday have a family of their own. If you have a car you are planning on trading in or otherwise getting rid of, please help Rhode Island children by donating it through our program.
IT IS EASY TO DONATE
1. Call our automotive intermediary partner, Ocean State Auto Auction, at 401-397-2801 and mention Adoption Rhode Island. (Have your title ready)
2. Ocean State Auto Auction will arrange fast free towing of your vehicle
3. At the time of pick-up, you will receive a receipt for the donation. Within thirty days, you will receive a donation acknowledgement and thank you letter from Adoption Rhode Island which will be part of your documentation for tax purposes.
Ocean State Auto Auction maximizes each donation made to Adoption Rhode Island by limiting their administrative costs. This allows the highest percentage of your donation to go to ARI.
There are many reasons to donate your vehicle to Adoption Rhode Island:
You avoid the costs, responsibility and time of trying to sell the car yourself or investing in further repair costs.
• The car need not be running. Junked cars can be towed from your premises free of charge.
Contribute to our Annual Appeal
As the end of each year draws, we reach out to friends of Adoption RI our to ask for support of our Annual Appeal. Every donation, no matter the size really does make a difference. We are fortunate enough to have a donor step forward with a $10,000 matching donation. This means that any gift you make to Adoption Rhode Island will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000! $20 will become $40, $100 will become $200, and so forth. There has never been a better time to give. Your tax deductible contribution will help Adoption Rhode Island continue our work so that no child will be forced to grow up alone.
But let’s not stop there! Please help us to spread the word! Share this on Facebook and let your friends know how important Adoption Rhode Island is and how they can double their dollars by making a tax-deductible donation now. To donate online, please go to adoptionri.org/donate or make checks payable to Adoption Rhode Island and mail to 2 Bradford St., Providence, RI 02903.
Donate to our “Fund a Need” Campaign Your donation can fund specific needs of the kids we serve. Click here to learn more.
Volunteer or make an in-kind donation
Everyone has some skill or resource they can contribute. Perhaps you have craft or computer skills that we could use. Or you have a great connection for party entertainment. Maybe you’d like to help with mailings, adoption parties, our annual conference, or phonathon. Or maybe there are services or resources that you could donate or offer at a discount. In-kind donations in the past have included printing services, software, videography, karaoke, catering, office supplies, gifts for kids and more. The sky’s the limit! So please keep us in mind, and help us make a difference.
Tell a friend about Adoption Rhode Island
If you or someone you know ever considered starting or expanding their family through adoption, but feared it was either too expensive, involved time consuming overseas travel or years and years of painful waiting, please consider the hundreds of children of all ages, who by no fault of their own, are currently in state care. Adoption Rhode Island can offer more information through our information packets and/or our monthly information meetings. Please click here for a schedule of upcoming information meetings.
Share your talents with a child
Business owners, hairdressers, photographers, instructors, etc., – treat some children to a special day.
Host a fundraiser
Have your company, church, synagogue, lodge or school organize a yard sale, golf tournament, car wash or donation drive. All funds raised directly benefit Rhode Island children in state care and every little bit helps.
Learn about child welfare issues
Children in state care are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our children, and our responsibility. Make children a priority.
Watch Tuesday’s Child
Let NBC-10 know how much you appreciate their commitment to Rhode Island’s waiting children.
Sponsor an adoption party
Have your company, church, synagogue, lodge or school donate time, food, or decorations for a party attended by 300 of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.
Remember us During the Holidays
Each year in late Fall, Adoption Rhode Island holds a Holiday Drive where we ask anyone who can to kindly donate a gift or gifts for distribution among the many Rhode Island children who don’t have families with whom to share the typical joys of the season. Unwrapped gifts for younger children and gift cards for the older children through age 18 ages would be greatly appreciated. Suggested gift cards, in increments up to $20, include Target, Walmart, CVS, Borders, & Best Buy. If you are able to contribute to our holiday drive, please call us at Adoption Rhode Island at 401-865-6000 and we will help make arrangements for pick up or delivery.