Car Donation Charities

donate_a_car1At sometime or another we all have had a car that we wanted hang onto for sentimental reasons or a project that we planned on taking on one day. But before you know it many years pass by and that car is no longer worth fixing and the enthusiasm has lessened or diminished all together. Why not turn a once was dream into something good and help those in need. Your old car or one that has died that isn’t even worth a trade in, can still do some good in the world. Below are some organizations that take car donations and put what value is left in that old heap into charitable help. Everyone has to make up their own mind of what kind of charity they would like to use, browse below and see what fits you best. Make a difference and even receive a tax right off….

Vehicle and or vessel donating is a relatively simple process. Find a charity fill out an online form or call and someone will come and pick up your vehicle, or tell you a location where to take it.

IRS Advisory to Vehicle Donations:

  • Research the charity or organization you plan to donate to.
  • See if you will receive a tax benefit for your donation. (The charity/organization you donate to must be qualified. 501(c)(3) organizations are common types that make you eligible for a tax deduction.)
  • Look up the value of your car (however, you can only deduct the actual amount the charity sells your car for). Click Here to check your car value through Edmunds and for older cars, Click Here
  • Ask if you, as a donor, have any other responsibilities in the process.

Things to consider when donating a vehicle:

  • How your car will be used and where it will go.
  • If the money from the sale of your car will be used locally or outside of your community.
  • Which programs or services within the charity will receive funding from the sale.
  • What the efficiency rating of the charity is. (A lower rating means more of your donation goes toward administrative costs, not to the programs and services you want to support.)
OrganizationWebsite LinkPhone NumberAccept/Conditions
Kars4Kids, Trucks, SUV's, Motorcycles, Boats, RV's, Any Condition, Free Pickup
Purple Heart Foundation, Trucks, Any Condition, Free Pickup
America Cancer Society, Trucks, SUV?s, Motorcycles, Boats on trailers, RV?s, Any Condition, Free Pickup
Alzheimer?s Association most vehicles, running or not (exceptions include older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing). cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RVs
Habitat for Humanity, truck, boat or other vehicle, Any Condition, Free Pickup
Feed The Children, truck, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or other vehicle, Any Condition, Free Pickup
The Arthritis Foundation, Trucks, SUV?s, Any Condition, Free Pickup
North Shore Animal League, trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers, recreational vehicles and even airplanes, Any Condition, Free Pickup
March of Dimes, truck, van, bus, boat or motorcycle, Any Condition, Free Pickup
UNICEF, Trucks, SUV?s, Any Condition, Free Pickup
Car Donation Wizard to many organizations that take car donations