The Fulham-based not-for-profit scheme, Giveacar, has appointed a new general manager, Janis Furneaux. Janis has a marketing background and aims to use her experience in promotion to make the charity car donation service a household name and raise even more cash for charity.
Janis commented on her delight at the appointment and that she’s motivated to move the charity forward, she said:
“For many charities around the country, the previous few years have been difficult, as more people face financial problems and reduce their charitable donations. The beauty of Giveacar is that we provide another way to donate to charity and take away the hassle of getting rid of an unwanted car. To us, that’s cash we can donate directly to any UK charity.
“As of 2019 Giveacar has managed to raise an incredible £2.8 million and we aim to reach the £3 million mark by 2020. We aim for the next few years to be a strong growth period for us so that we can drive even more donations for the amazing charities that we currently support.”
Giveacar is the original ‘donate your car’ scheme, launched in 2010, the social enterprise allows people to donate their unwanted car to any registered UK charity.
For those who had never thought of donating their old car to charity, that might seem like a strange concept, but so far Giveacar has coordinated the collection of over 35,000 that they are able to turn into charitable donations.
Giveacar is proud to be a social enterprise that has remained completely independent.
Janis added: “Despite the growth of Giveacar since 2010, we’ve remained a 100% independently not-for-profit organisation. The team works hard to maximise each and every donation, often sending cars to auction. What that means in practical terms is that we’re a leaner operation and that we’re able to pass on more to our charities than our competitors.”
To find out more about Giveacar you can visit them online at: https://giveacar.co.uk