Can the charitable car get the most out of the charity choice?
With a new, state-of-the-art facility in Victoria’s south east, charities are increasingly turning to alternative transport options when it comes to giving to the community.
But it is a question of how well charities are managing these options and how well are they being managed?
The ABC spoke to charities that are working with local charities and the charities that operate them to understand how charities are making a difference to communities.
Can charities get the maximum benefit out of their alternative transport?
Charity Choice: Can charities be best served by taking their vehicles and giving them to the needy?
Charity Crawford: We have to look at our core work and think about where we are.
We have a number of different things that we do.
We do community work.
We run our local events.
We are involved in fundraising and we also support charities that need support.
We support community engagement, which is a big part of what we do, and also providing services to our local community and people.
We also work with local businesses.
There are lots of ways we can support our community and community engagement.
And then, there is also our primary work.
That is what we are looking to achieve.
Charity Choice says that in Victoria, there are more than 100 local charities that have the capacity to deliver a maximum amount of services for the community, but only three can access the funding to make that happen.
“We have a long way to go to achieve our ultimate vision of being able to deliver more than that, but there is a long path ahead,” Charity Crawdown CEO Tony Dolan said.
“The reality is that a lot of charities have got really good infrastructure and we need to take that into account when we look at what we can do and how we can get more out of our cars and our donations.”
Can charities make a difference when they are using their cars?
Charity Crawford says the biggest difference they have seen between when they have used their cars to give to charity and when they haven’t has been that people don’t think about the impact that their car has had.
“What we are seeing now is that when we have gone out and given money to charities we have always been told to use a car and it was quite a lot better than the time that we were driving a car,” Mr Dolan explained.
It’s a lot easier to look back at how well it has done if you have a car, and it is easy to think, well I would be able to do it more efficiently if I had a car.” “
That is the challenge.
It’s a lot easier to look back at how well it has done if you have a car, and it is easy to think, well I would be able to do it more efficiently if I had a car.”
The charity says that, with the advent of the new state-built facility, there will be opportunities for charities to be more efficient and take advantage of the resources available to them.
“There will be a lot more opportunity for charities, and charities will be able more easily to reach out to more people,” Mr Latham said.
For charities that rely on donations, there could be additional benefits as well.
“In terms of where charities can get the greatest benefit from giving, charities can use their cars more efficiently, as they can get better use of the roads and make more use of their infrastructure,” Mr Vos said.
But can the charity make a contribution?
If you’re looking for a charity that can help you make a bigger impact in your community, then it’s likely that you will be looking at the charity choices that will allow you to do that.
Charity Crawden says that charity cars are not only a great way to make a huge difference in your area, but are also the best way to help charities with their fundraising and outreach efforts.
“If we’re going to get the benefits that we need out of those vehicles, we have to be able, as a charity, to take the extra cost into account,” Mr Rocha said.
Is there a need for a donation vehicle?
Can charities have the best use of a car?
Charity choice says it is the role of the local community to make the most of what they have, and that the biggest benefit is found in their community.
“It is the community that is the biggest asset for charities,” Mr Fong said.
In Victoria, the ABC understands that local councils have recently agreed to provide local charities with a donation car, but that it will not be mandatory.
A donation vehicle is a public vehicle that is used for fundraising and other community activities, which can then be used to help local charities make donations to charities.
Can charity use their car to help with fundraising?
There is currently no national definition of what a “donation vehicle” is, but charities and local governments have agreed that local charities should be able use their vehicles to give a donation to charities in their area.
“This is something that local governments