Mother Waddles: Helping the Homeless in Detroit, Michigan
Charleszetta Waddles, also known as “Mother Waddles” provided food, hope and human dignity to the homeless of Detroit, Michigan for nearly four decades. Charleszetta was the founder, director and spiritual leader of the Mother Waddles Perpetual Mission. The nonprofit organization is run by volunteers and dependent on private donations such as clothing, cars and food.
Mother Waddles wanted to show the public of how important it is to practice what you preach. She commented that the Bible did not just say go to church. It said we need to also help others in need, whether that might be giving away food or just listening to someone. She felt that every one of us has a unique gift from God to share. Waddles worked 12 hour days even when she was 80 years old to help others.
Charleszetta Waddles was a mother of ten children. Her committed dedication earned her the slogan “One woman war on poverty”. At the age of 36, she would grab a grocery cart and go down the streets collecting food from local businesses to help the homeless of Detroit. The donations she collected were enough to feed families in need for eight weeks.
Charleszetta began to study the Scriptures and with the help of her husband, Payton, she opened the Helping Hands restaurant and established the Perpetual Mission in 1956.
Mother Waddles has inspired many to help the less fortunate of Detroit Michigan. Mother Waddles is well known across the Michigan area as a dedicated person that never hesitated to help ones in need. In fact, she would help others get back on their feet even when she was struggling to survive.
Sadly, Charleszetta passed away in the year of 2001. However, her family and friends continue to share her goals and beliefs with the community. Mother Waddles has become a legend in the community and this is just the beginning. With the current state of our economy, the mission of Mother Waddles has never been more important. No one deserves to live on the cold and lonely streets of Detroit. With the help of the Mother Waddles organization, the homeless are able to find shelter and food to survive. Her spirit will always remind us to never forget our fellow man!
Are you confused on how to get your tax deduction for donating your car? Don't worry, you are not the only one. Many generous donors have decided to donate their car to various non-profit organizations. However, here are some guidelines to follow when getting a tax deduction for your car donation.
1. Use Kelley's blue book to determine the fair market value of your car. It would be wise to give a lower estimate for the value of your car because the IRS will never use the highest value. Your car accessories, mileage and condition will also affect the value of your car.
2. Find a reputable tax-exempt charity to donate your car or truck. Your vehicle donation proceeds benefit the charity you choose and the less fortunate are able to buy the car at a charity auction. The total amount of your tax deduction is based on final sales price of your vehicle.
3. The towing company will give you a tax deduction receipt for your vehicle donation. Make sure that the receipt has the organizations name and address, fair market value for your car and the date. If the car is worth more than $500, the IRS will require a IRS Form 8283.
4. Your car than is sold at an auction. Contact the car donation organization to find out any other details about your car. Then you will be able to add your car donation on your tax return! The process is simple. If you follow these steps, you can live happily every after knowing you helped the less fortunate and made your life a little bit easier.
Have you been to Detroit lately? Detroit has the sports attractions of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Pistons. Considering I am from Ohio, it is always fun to see them play. I even saw theBarenaked Ladies band play at the DTE center. However, as I passed through Detroit, I could not help but notice how fast Detroit is falling behind economically. This blog is not meant to bash the community ofDetroit. Although Detroit has always had bad connotations, the “Motor City” has always been a city full of spirit.
Unfortunately, due to the poor economy, the Detroit community has declined in astonishing ways. Much of it is due to the struggling US Auto market. American car manufacturers such as GM had to cut thousands of jobs. In fact GM had to completely cut out some of the major brands such as Pontiac and Saturn. This is what made Detroit prosper. However, the loss of jobs made the number of un-employed and homeless increase dramatically.
It was truly sad to see pictures like these. It really put things into perspective for me. It should make you think twice too! Imagine living your life wondering where to sleep and if you would find anything to eat. Unfortunately, thousands of homeless people like the ones in the pictures have to face the fact of living on the streets of Detroit. If the biter cold temperatures don’t weaken you, the dangerous and disease stricken streets will.
Then after doing some research online, I discovered an individual that has been helping the homeless in Detroit since 1965. Her name isCharleszetta Waddles. For nearly four decades, Charleszetta Waddles devoted her life to providing food, hope and human dignity to the disadvantaged people of Detroit, Michigan. Charleszetta stood out in the Detroit community as a true hero and as a role model. For years Charleszetta encouraged the community to get involved with helping the less fortunate. She persuaded local restaurants to give away some of their food. She even found shelter for the homeless. Charleszetta has passed away. But her spirit is still among the Detroit community.
The nickname Mother Waddles has spread beyond the Detroit community and as far as Ohio and Pennsylvania. Her family continues the charitable efforts today.
Unemployed Citizens of Detroit Michigan Need Your Help. Donate your Car in Detroit
Detroit is in serious trouble. The Detroit News has reported that the unemployment rate is near 50%! So that means about half of the Detroit citizens have no job and no source of income. Many individuals breathed a sigh of relief when they received money from the government to cover their expenses. However, time has run out for many!
The non-profit Mother Waddles charity has recently began to acceptcars for donations to help provide support to the homeless in Detroit.Mother Waddles is now accepting car donations in Michigan. If you are asking yourself of how to donate a car in Detroit, the answer is simple. Mother Waddles accepts cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles and trailers in any condition. You can go to their car donation site and fill out the car donation form online. You also schedule a free tow of your vehicle. A towing company then picks up your car and drops off a tax deduction form for your donation. Donating your car benefits the donor by getting rid of your car fast and easily. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for your car donation.
Then the car is sold on a lot or auctioned off. The proceeds of the sale of the vehicle go to the efforts of Mother Waddles. The donation helps them continue to provide food and shelter for the homeless. With the current state of the economy, they are in desperate need of donations. If you are looking to help the homeless in Detroit and get rid of an old car, donating your car may make your life easier! Help Mother Waddles put a smile on the faces of Detroit today!
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