Many charities ask for your old car and sell it to a scrap yard; as a common charitable marketing endeavor, some places find it a valuable endeavor.
"For decades, Brookfield Resource Management in Elmsford and Montrose has dismantled vehicles for spare parts and recycling, diverted waste from landfills and helped charities raise funds by processing donated old cars....
"Kars4Kids in Lakewood, N.J., for example, runs radio commercials in the New York metro area. In 2013, the charity raised $28.2 million — almost entirely from 48,425 donated vehicles — and it spent $12.4 million in advertising and promotion, according to its most recent tax return.
"On a smaller scale, Habitat for Humanity of Westchester accepts donated vehicles through its national organization's Cars for Homes program. Jim Killoran, the group's executive director, said his charity received 11 donated cars in its most recent quarter that were sold to scrap yards."--Ernie Garcia, The Journal News