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ITNSouthernDelaware co-op member trades car for credit toward ride services

Nonprofit senior transportation services to begin Nov. 30
Member Carol DeCatur, left, has donated her car to ITNSouthernDelaware. Shown with her is Pete Renzi, director of operations for i.g. Burton. SOURCE SUBMITTED
November 14, 2015

When Carol DeCatur found out she could trade the value of her car for credit toward future ride services, she immediately called ITNSouthernDelaware. Although DeCatur still drives, she said, “Two cars in the garage is one too many!”

In exchange for her 1993 Chrysler LeBaron, she will receive the highest local value of her car deposited into her personal transportation account as mileage credits for future use.

A car remaining unused in the garage still costs money. Registration and inspection fees, insurance, and maintenance costs can mount up to as much as $8,000 a year. ITN’s trademarked CarTrade program allows a person to trade a car for mileage credit in a member’s rides account, or to donate the car outright for tax purposes. Both programs are especially popular during the holiday giving season. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and even RVs can be donated through the CarTrade program.

“We are pleased to announce i.g. Burton as our partner in this process,” said Janis Hanwell, rides coordinator for ITNSouthernDelaware. The car dealership will meet personally with the donor to assess the value of the car. If the car cannot be used as a fleet car for the co-op, i.g. Burton will make arrangements for the automobile to be picked up at the owner’s convenience.

ITNSouthernDelaware helps families find the right solution when wrestling with the tough decision of whether to give up the keys. Donations and car trades are very important for ITN to continue to serve Sussex County. Mileage credits help seniors and adults with visual impairments access transportation services to stay independent and active in their community.

The nonprofit senior transportation cooperative will begin transportation services for its members in the coastal communities of Sussex County Monday, Nov. 30. For more information on how to join or donate, go to http://itnamerica.org/ways-give/donate-your-car or call 302-448-8486.