New Parody of “Inane Earworm of a Jingle” Making Its Way to New York Airwaves this Christmas Season

1-800-Charity Cars Running Radio Ad to Raise Important Issue of Donating Cars to Legit Nonprofits During Holidays
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, America’s #1 car donation charity, is bringing back what Billboard called an “inane earworm of a jingle” with a parody radio ad to raise the important issue of donating cars to legitimate nonprofits during the holiday season to help those in need. The new radio ad parodies an infamous old jingle which the San Francisco Gate named "the most annoying song of all time" in an article about the history of the ad and its controversial fundraising organization that created it.
“We’re not the organization responsible for the old jingle, but so many people recognize it we thought we’d have some fun with it while making an important point,” said Brian Menzies, 1-800-Charity Cars CEO, adding, “It’s part of a serious effort to raise awareness of how to separate legitimate car donation programs from scammers taking advantage of proud New Yorkers.”

Menzies, a native New Yorker, is always humbled by the giving nature of people in the greater New York City metropolitan area, especially around Christmas which is always the busiest time for his award-winning nationwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit. “It’s the greatest city in the world, and by far the biggest source of car donations for us at 1-800-Charity Cars to help those in need transition into self-sufficiency,” he explained.

The 60-second radio ad from 1-800-Charity Cars is running on multiple New York area radio stations throughout December. Listeners will recognize the ad by its guitar strumming and familiar melody, similar in annoyance to the old jingle, before it quickly transitions into laughter and a narrator explaining how people can donate their used vehicles to 1-800-Charity Cars.

People interested in listening to the 1-800-Charity Cars radio ad can find it online at https://www.800charitycars.org/radioad.html

1-800-Charity Cars is coming off a fiscal year that saw it award $6.4 million in free vehicles to military veterans, victims of domestic violence, struggling families, the medically needy, victims of natural disasters and the working poor across the country.

A nationwide nonprofit featured in media outlets like Oprah, Good Morning America, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, CBS Morning News, The Non-Profit Times, People Magazine and others, 1-800-Charity Cars is coming off a fiscal year that saw it award $6.4 million in free vehicles to military veterans, victims of domestic violence, struggling families, the medically needy and the working poor across the country.

1-800-Charity Cars is unique in that it is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit that administers its car donation program itself so that 100 percent of donations to to charity. The vast majority of other car donation programs are administered by third party, for-profit fundraisers with very little of the money raised actually reaching the charity, in some cases less than 10 percent.

Individuals wishing to help by donating a vehicle, running or not, can call 1-800-CHARITY (1-800-242-7489) or donate online at www.800charitycars.org.

Established in 1996, The Original 1-800-Charity Cars (Charity Cars, Inc. DBA: 1-800-Charity Cars), is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization, and the first charity of its kind in the nation. With its stated mission “To engage in activities that will uplift humanity”, the organization’s main focus is to provide free donated vehicles to assist struggling families in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. More information is available online at www.800charitycars.org.