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Childrens Center accepting vehicle donations

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Childrens Center, Clackamas Countys sole agency providing medical evaluations and forensic interviews for suspected victims of child abuse or neglect, now accepts vehicle donations.

There is a new way to support children who are suspected victims of child abuse in Clackamas County — by donating your old vehicle to Children’s Center. Vehicle donations will support Children’s Center’s efforts to serve hundreds of children and families impacted by child abuse.

The vehicle donation program accepts donated cars, trucks, camper trailers, tractors, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, RVs, boats, jet skis, and even planes. Running and non-running vehicles are accepted, and pickup of your vehicle is free in the tri-county area. The better the condition of the vehicle, the easier it is to sell it for a good price at auction, and more money goes to Children’s Center to support child abuse assessments and community outreach.

As Clackamas County’s sole agency providing medical evaluations and forensic interviews to children who are suspected victims of child abuse and neglect, Children’s Center plays a vital role in ending the trauma of abuse for local children. Children of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds are referred to Children’s Center for suspicion of abuse.

Sergeants Towing, which provides repossession and impound towing services in the Portland Metro Area, processes donations efficiently. A high percentage of a vehicle’s sale price — typically 80 to 90 percent — goes straight to Children’s Center.

“We are so excited to partner with Sergeants Towing to create a new way for community members to support vulnerable children in our community. Donating your old car to Children’s Center is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction,” said Children’s Center Executive Director Barbara Peschiera. “Best of all, your donation will make a big difference in supporting our important work in improving the lives of kids exposed to abuse.”

To learn more about the vehicle donation program, and other ways to support Children’s Center, visit childrenscenter.cc/p/Support-Us/Get-Involved.

Founded in 2002, Children’s Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is Clackamas County’s sole agency providing medical assessments, forensic interviews and family support services to children who are suspected to be victims of child abuse and neglect.

Learn more at childrenscenter.cc.



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