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California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris sues to shut down 2 car donation charities

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 3, 2015

The radio and TV jingles have bombarded Californians for years, urging them to donate their cars to help those in need.

Hundreds of charities now successfully solicit millions of dollars’ worth of cars — ostensibly to support groups that assist military veterans, seek to cure diseases and help the homeless, among other causes.

But car donation organizations give a much smaller portion of the donations they receive to charity than similar sorts of fundraising campaigns, spending nearly two-thirds on salaries for their own employees and other administrative costs, according to areport released Tuesday by the attorney general's office.

Read the whole story at LA Times

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