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Posted: Friday, May 4, 2012 11:49 am

If you’re planning to buy a new car, Mesa United Way encourages you to donate your old car to help people who are still struggling to make ends meet. It’s quick and easy, including same-day pickup, and you can get a sweet tax deduction.

“Thankfully, the economy has started to improve, so a lot of people who’ve been putting off buying a new car are hitting the showrooms,” said Linda Haskell, resource development director for Mesa United Way. “Unfortunately, the recovery hasn’t reached everyone; there are still a lot of people out of work and struggling to make ends meet. By donating your old car to Mesa United Way you can help those folks and also get a tax benefit.”

You also can donate your old boat or RV.

For more information and to donate, go to www.mesaunitedway.org and click the link under “What’s New,” or call 1-800-240-0160.

The Mesa United Way is also nearing the end of its 2011-12 Pledge Campaign and is about $537,000 short of its $2,825,000 goal. So far, about $2,288,000 has been raised. To learn how you can donate, visit www.mesaunitedway.org and click on the “Give” section, or contact Haskell at linda.haskell@mesaunitedway.org or (480) 834-2108.

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