The moment we heard about VFC we knew we found a fantastic way to help drive positive change in our community while extending the life of our corporate fleet vehicles. We absolutely recommend this program to other businesses. - Bryan T. Del Monte, McEnroe
Halethorpe, MD (PRWEB) August 29, 2014
Hunt Valley-based McEnroe Voice & Data donated two corporate fleet vehicles to Baltimore area nonprofit Vehicles for Change, Inc. (VFC) in support of VFC’s mission to empower families with financial challenges to achieve economic and financial independence through car ownership and technical training. This partnership model offers corporations an opportunity to actively contribute to the betterment of the greater community while repurposing their corporate vehicles.
“We were ecstatic to receive donations from McEnroe Voice & Data and we’re hopeful to make more similar partnerships with other corporations,” said Marty Schwartz, VFC president. “The community can be greatly and positively impacted when local businesses and nonprofits partner together. VFC has come a long way in making a difference in the community and we owe a lot of our success to businesses that have partnered with us and made donations.”
As a social enterprise, VFC operates several programs to fulfill its organizational mission and support its operations. VFC accepts and refurbishes donated vehicles to award them to low-income families in need of personal transportation to become self-sufficient. Vehicles received undergo a stringent inspection process to determine whether the car qualifies to be awarded to a family, will be sold through VFC’s retail lot, or sold at auction. Typically, for a vehicle to be awarded to a family, the car must be newer than a 1998, have less than 150,000 miles, and in good condition. Families who receive a car from VFC also receive a 2-year or 24,000-mile warranty. Both corporate fleet vehicles donated by McEnroe were sold at auction this year.
“As a company headquartered in Baltimore for more than 42 years, we always look for ways to reach out and better our community,” said Bryan T. Del Monte, director of business development for McEnroe. “Affordable transportation is something that is often taken for granted. The moment we heard about VFC we knew we found a fantastic way to help drive positive change in our community while extending the life of our corporate fleet vehicles. We absolutely recommend this program to other businesses.”
McEnroe plans to continue to donate eligible fleet vehicles to VFC. Currently, VFC strategically partners with several businesses and organizations that donate corporate vehicles to its cause, including Century Engineering. Any company interested in beginning a similar partnership is encouraged to contact Jen Harrington at 410-242-9674. Please direct all media inquiries and requests to Josie Hankey at 410-420-2001.
Vehicles for Change accepts and repairs donated cars and awards them to prequalified families for as little as $750, enabling low-income families to become self-sufficient. A nonprofit organization, VFC receives 99 percent of its car donations from the public. Since 1999, VFC has awarded more than 4,700 cars to low-income families, changing the lives of more than 16,400 people. Eligible families are referred to VFC through partnering social service type agencies. VFC car donors gain a substantial tax advantage that’s not available with most other charities. VFC is one of the few organizations in the country that makes it possible for donors to deduct the full fair market values of their car, because their donation is awarded to a low-income family.
For additional information about Vehicles for Change, or to donate a vehicle, visit http://www.vehiclesforchange.org or call 855-820-7990. Follow the organization on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/vehiclesforchange and Twitter @vehicles4change, and explore their official hashtag “#VFCjourney.”
About McEnroe Voice & Data
McEnroe Voice & Data sells, supports and services voice technology systems, including telecommunication systems, voice over IP phone systems, hosted solutions, and much more, designed to help companies grow and thrive. Our reputation has been built on providing the highest level of customer service, including fully-managed service solutions and 24/7 support. With offices in Baltimore and northern Virginia, we are optimally positioned to serve the Mid-Atlantic, and through our national partners, our full reach spans the country.
McEnroe Voice & Data has the knowledge, experience and capabilities earned since 1972 to satisfy the most demanding clients from small and medium businesses to enterprise organizations. As a certified MBE/DBE, we also work with state and local governments, and federal agencies. Our other products include voice logging, dictation and transcription, and interview room video recording systems. To learn more, visit http://www.mcenroevoice.com.