This press release just found its way into my inbox:
For Immediate Release
July 7, 2008
Director of Development
Brown Elephant Resale Shops
BROWN ELEPHANT RESALE SHOP
ANNOUNCES VEHICLE DONATION PROGRAM
CHICAGO, IL—The Brown Elephant Resale Shops operated by Howard Brown Health Center today announced their new program for accepting vehicle donations in support of the agency’s mission.
“We’re always interested in identifying new ways of driving revenue at the Brown Elephant,” stated Brown Elephant Director of Development, Donald Rolfe. “Our newly created Vehicle Donation Program is an excellent example of that. We’ve designed the donation process to be as easy as possible and, like all funds raised at the Brown Elephant, the proceeds are used to offset the costs of providing vital health services to the nearly 70% of Howard Brown clients who are uninsured.”
Through the program, cars, trucks, trailers, boats, campers and RVs can be processed as donations and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Howard Brown Health Center is one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) healthcare organizations. Through a wide array of health, wellness, social service and research programs, Howard Brown cares for more than 20,000 adult and youth clients annually. For more information about Howard Brown, please visit www.howardbrown.org.
Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.
Half a year ago, I wrote a blog post called “On Being A Sex Educator When You’re Not,” which related my experiences of acting like a sex educator when people in my life needed access to that sort of information. [...]