Saratoga Au­to­mo­bile Mu­seum re­vives Do­nate a Ve­hi­cle pro­gram

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Sarato­gian staff

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> The Saratoga Au­to­mo­bile Mu­seum has an­nounced it is re­viv­ing their Do­nate a Ve­hi­cle pro­gram to help boost fundrais­ing ef­forts, to sup­port ex­hibits and ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram­ming, such as the dis­tracted driv­ing ini­tia­tive.

Ve­hi­cles that can be do­nated un­der the pro­gram in­clude cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, campers, and RVs. Ve­hi­cle age does not fac­tor into what can be do­nated, nor the road wor­thi­ness con­di­tion.

The Mu­seum will re­view ve­hi­cles of­fered for do­na­tion in two ways; those that will be con­sid­ered for the Mu­seum’s ex­hibit col­lec­tion, which is based on their con­nec­tion to our mis­sion and col­lect­ing fo­cus, and those ve­hi­cles that will be sold. 100 per­cent of the pro­ceeds from the sale of a do­nated ve­hi­cle goes di­rectly to the Mu­seum and all ve­hi­cle do­na­tions are tax de­ductible for the donor.

The first ve­hi­cle do­nated un­der the re­vived pro­gram was a 1955 Ford Thun­der­bird that was auc­tioned off, at no re­serve, dur­ing the third an­nual Saratoga

Auto Auc­tion in Sept. 2019. All pro­ceeds from the sale of the do­nated ve­hi­cle di­rectly ben­e­fited the Mu­seum. The Saratoga Auto Auc­tion is the largest fundraiser for the Mu­seum and is held at the Saratoga Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter.

“We are grate­ful that the lo­cal com­mu­nity con­tin­ues to sup­port the

Mu­seum and its mis­sion.” said Carly Con­nors, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, “Our Do­nate a Ve­hi­cle pro­gram is an­other way for peo­ple to help fuel our ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams by do­nat­ing ve­hi­cles that they no longer need or use.”

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