The Cost of Ride-Sharing: Why Car Donations Are Essential


Ride-sharing services have been a popular option for many people in recent years. The convenience of having a ride at your fingertips has made it an attractive option for people who don’t own a car or prefer not to drive. However, ride-sharing can quickly add up, especially for someone who uses it to commute to work every day. In this post, we’ll break down the average cost of ride-sharing and explain why car donations are essential for those who need a more cost-effective solution.

What is Ride Sharing?

Ride-sharing, also known as carpooling, is a mode of transportation where multiple passengers travel together in a single vehicle, usually with a driver who is compensated for their services. Ride-sharing can be a great option and used anytime someone needs a ride, whether it’s for commuting to work, running errands, going out for the night, or traveling to a different city. However, as you’re about to see, the price can certainly add up. 

The Average Cost of Ride Sharing

The average cost of a one-way ride on popular ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft can vary depending on the city and time of day. According to a study by Certify, the average ride cost was $26.52 in 2019. For someone who uses ride-sharing to commute to and from work five times a week, that adds up to a whopping $530.40 per month. Over the course of a year, that’s over $6,000 spent on ride-sharing alone.

The Program Car: A Cost-Effective Solution

For those who can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars a year on ride-sharing, a program car can be a cost-effective solution. Second Chances Garage, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing program cars to individuals in need. Generous individuals and companies donate these cars, and then we give them to qualified recipients who need reliable transportation to do things that many of us take for granted like get to work, doctor’s appointments, or go grocery shopping.

The program car not only saves recipients money but also opens up better job opportunities. With a vehicle, recipients can expand their job search to a wider area, take on higher-paying jobs, and have more control over their work schedule. This benefits not only the recipient but also the community by promoting economic growth.

Why Car Donations Are Essential

Car donations are essential for organizations like Second Chances Garage to continue their mission of providing program cars to those in need. With car donations, it is possible to help as many people as they do. Donating a car is a simple and easy process that can make a huge difference in someone’s life. By donating a car, individuals and companies can directly impact their community and help someone gain the independence and financial stability they need.

Interested in learning more about our program and how to get involved in making a positive impact in Frederick County? Visit our website today to find out how you can donate a car, volunteer your time, or make a donation to support our mission. 

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