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Help homeless children with your Columbus car donation

Your donation supports the youngest victims of homelessness

The plight of the homeless in Ohio is always a concern, but it hits especially hard when it affects children.

According to the most recent statistics, some 2.5 million children are affected by homelessness each year. That's one in every 30 children in America who go to sleep without a home. Levels of homelessness among children are at an all-time high.

In our own backyard, more than 47,500 children in Ohio experience homelessness. The state ranks near the middle of state-by-state rankings for child homelessness — 27th, according to a report card by the National Center on Family Homelessness. We have a long way to go in this state to end this problem. No child should ever live on the streets, and one effective way to help is by donating your car in Columbus to Volunteers of America.

Our Youth Education Center helps homeless children in need

Volunteers of America works to help homeless children in several ways. In addition to providing shelter for homeless families, we do more to nurture and enrich the lives of children without a home through programs like our Youth Education Center in Columbus.

The Youth Education Center is an after-school and summer-enrichment program that attends to the needs of children in our housing programs. It's a place for children to go after school and during the summer to continue learning and developing themselves in a safe environment. Among the services it offers:

  • Career exploration
  • Homework help and tutoring
  • Art education
  • Programs that encourage children to explore their emotions and improve communication
  • Training in computer skills
  • Nutritious meals
  • Education

These are services that every developing child must have, but for one who is experiencing homelessness, they can be life-changing. Many different after-school programs focus on these needs, but ours is different. Every single child at our Youth Education Center is either currently homeless or has been in the recent past.

How your Columbus car donation can help homeless children in Columbus

One of the most simple and effective ways to help programs like the Youth Education Center is through your Columbus car donation to Volunteers of America.

If you have an unused or unwanted car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat, your donation will directly fund our programs to make life better in Ohio. What if the vehicle doesn't run any more? No problem. We can arrange same-day towing, free of charge.

Better yet, you might actually see more value in the tax deduction for your charitable contribution than you would if you sold the vehicle. Plus, you don't have to deal with all the hassles of selling.

To get started in the car donation process, just use our convenient online form. The homeless children of Columbus need your help today.