Making a Difference: Donate a Vehicle to Heritage for the Blind Today!

In this blog post, we discuss the latest news on used car pricing and highlight why now is the perfect time to donate a vehicle to the non-profit organization Heritage for the Blind.

By Amani Schimmel
Aug 1, 2023
10 Minutes
Making a Difference: Donate a Vehicle to Heritage for the Blind Today!

Summary of Recent News on Used Car Pricing:

The used car market has seen significant fluctuations in pricing recently. A lack of new car supply has led to a surge in demand for used cars, resulting in higher prices[1]. According to Cox Automotive data, the average list price for a used vehicle in June 2023 was $27,147, compared to $27,998 in June 2022[2]. However, there are indications that prices may begin to ease, especially in categories such as SUVs and luxury cars[4].

Furthermore, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 42% increase in used car prices from December 2019 to October 2022[3]. The pandemic-induced chip shortages, supply chain constraints, and inflation have contributed to skyrocketing prices for new vehicles, making used vehicles more attractive to buyers[5].

Why Now Is a Good Time to Donate a Vehicle to Heritage for the Blind:

In light of the current state of the used car market, now is an opportune time to consider donating a vehicle to the non-profit organization Heritage for the Blind. Donating a vehicle not only allows you to support a worthy cause but also provides potential benefits for donors.

  1. Tax Deduction: By donating your vehicle to Heritage for the Blind, you may be eligible for a tax deduction*6. This can help reduce your tax liability while supporting an organization that provides valuable services to visually impaired individuals.
  2. Convenience and Simplicity: Donating a car is a hassle-free process with Heritage for the Blind. They handle the paperwork and towing at no cost to you[7]. This saves you time and effort, as you don't have to deal with the complexities of selling your vehicle privately.
  3. Social Impact: Your vehicle donation can make a significant impact on the lives of visually impaired individuals. Heritage for the Blind uses the proceeds from donated vehicles to fund programs and provide assistance to those in need[7]. Your contribution helps promote independence, accessibility, and support for the blind community.
  4. Environmental Considerations: Donating your car to Heritage for the Blind supports sustainable practices. Instead of leaving your vehicle unused or potentially contributing to environmental pollution through scrapping, you're giving it a second life that benefits the organization and reduces carbon footprint[7].

In conclusion, with the current state of the used car market, where prices are high and demand is strong, it is an ideal time to donate a vehicle to Heritage for the Blind. Not only do you support a worthy cause, but you also enjoy potential tax benefits and contribute to positive social and environmental impact.



  1. CNN - The steep plunge in used car prices
  2. USA Today - Car prices for new, used models a sign of good news. But will it last?
  3. Auto Remarketing - Retail used-car prices likely to continue easing
  4. U.S. News - When Will Used Car Prices Go Down?
  5. Capital One - How the 2023 Used-Car Market Has Impacted Trade-In Values
  6. Heritage for the Blind - Car Donation Program