National charity group seeks boat donations

  • Friday, January 24, 2014

Boat Angel Outreach Center is a Christian charity group based out of Arizona, and funded entirely by the processing and sale of donated boats throughout the United States.

The boats come from everywhere and in all sizes and models and include Polaris Wave Runners, Bayliner ski boats, Chris Craft Cabin Cruisers, Egg Harbor Fishing Boats, and small personal sailboats and Catamarans. What makes the Boat Angel fundraising program unique is the time and energy that goes into getting boats large and small transferred from the boat donors to those willing to purchase from a non-profit boat donation program.

Some of the work involves getting the proper Hull ID numbers. This can be challenging, as on the older vessels the vinyl factory information stickers can be unreadable due to age. There are also difficulties such as getting non-running boats moved from a boat slip to a ramp where they can be hauled out, especially the large vessels that need to be towed.

Boat Angel lists their items on their eBay store through their website www.charityboatsales.org. Boat Angel uses the proceeds from the donated boats to fund overseas outreach and soccer programs. In addition, the Boat Angel Outreach Center produces the popular Family Films and Donkey Ollie series for teenagers and children, which are distributed at no charge to children’s home, churches and broadcast stations.

If you have a boat that you are looking to sell, consider a donation to Boat Angel. For more information please visit www.boatangel.org or call (602) 903-1844.

Economists estimate there are currently over 1 million active charities operating in the United States. These charities contribute nearly 10 percent to the U.S. economy and aid countless charitable programs and individuals.

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