donate car to charity

donate car to charity

Donate Car To Charity

General My car is not running. Can I still donate it? Sure! We’ll accept almost all car donations, regardless of condition. It’s easy to donate online or by calling us at 877-KARS-4-KIDS. What can I donate? We accept car donations, RVs, trucks, boats, trailers, motorcycle, jet skis, vans, buses and snowmobiles. We can take just about any vehicle. What will happen to my car after it is donated? We will assess your car to decide how to sell it to make the most we can from it. The proceeds of the vehicle’s sale will benefit Kars4Kids’ charity programs and you’ll receive a tax-deductible receipt in the amount the car sold for. Is there any expense involved on my part, like towing charges? No. There is absolutely no charge for donation processing or pickup. Can I donate an abandoned car? Unfortunately we cannot accept abandoned cars. Contact the local police to list the vehicle as abandoned or find out if a local junkyard can pick up the car. Can I donate my car if it didn’t pass the emission test? We’ll be happy to accept your car donation even if it failed the emission test. What areas do you service? We can pick up cars in all 50 states. Can I donate a car whose owner passed away? It depends. We can accept the car if you have a copy of the death certificate and documentation that you are the official inheritor of the deceased’s belongings. Why donate a vehicle to charity? There are a few benefits: 1. You get a fast & easy pickup of your vehicle by professionals 2. You receive a maximum Tax Deduction 3. Free Vacation Voucher 4. You get to help a charity for children
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Donate Car To Charity

Select filters at the left or choose from a charity below. Whichever organization you choose, we work hard to make sure that donating a car to charity will always have an incredible impact, whether it’s a car, van, truck, motorcycle, boat, or an RV. We’d be happy to accept a vehicle in almost any condition, from almost any location. Choose a charity for your auto donation. Sort by cause or location to find car donation charities working for a cause you care about. Support that cause by donating your car to a charity that has partnered with Donate a Car to provide you with industry leading professional car donation service. Find a charity to donate your old car now.
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Donate Car To Charity

Now more than ever, cash-strapped non-profits need financial support, and donating your car can be a great way to help. It’s also very generous. It’s also important to remember that you can only take a charitable deduction if you itemize your deductions. So, before you give away your car, just make sure you’ve done the math and it makes sense for both you and the non-profit. Pick a Charity It’s very easy to give money or an in-kind donation to a non-profit. The hard part is making sure the non-profit deserves your gift and that you are confident the organization is spending its resources wisely. The first step is to identify a charity that engages in work that is meaningful to you. For some, that will be helping to feed poor children; for others it will be the local animal shelter, and for others still it will be their religious institution. There are thousands of non-profits to choose from. The most important thing to verify is that donating a car is possible with the charity. Most of the time that means it must be registered with the IRS as a 501(c) nonprofit. Ensure You Can Donate Your Car Once you’ve identified a couple non-profits in the area you’d like to support, find out if they accept car donations. Not all non-profits are equipped to handle that type of donation. If they do accept cars as gifts, you can then narrow down the list. You can do this by checking each organization’s Charity Navigator rating. You can also look up their tax filings on Guidestar, where you can see their financial profile and how much their highest paid employees are compensated. Additionally, another great way to research a charity is by visiting the non-profit to form your own opinion of the work they do.
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Donate Car To Charity

6. Transfer the Car Correctly to the Charity Some charities will ask you to leave the assignment of ownership space on the charity donation papers blank, so they don't have to re-title the auto. If your charity asks this of you, find another charity. If you don't formally sign your car over to the designated nonprofit, you will be held responsible for any parking tickets that are subsequently incurred, or liable if it's used in a crime. Remember, the charity you give the car to will probably not use your car to deliver meals to the needy, but will simply sell it as quickly as possible. When someone buys it from them at auction and doesn't bother to register that car, it's still yours in the eyes of the law.
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Donate Car To Charity

Help make a difference in people’s lives and donate a car to your charity of choice. At Donate A Car, we believe giving away a vehicle for a charitable cause is one of the most significant contributions a person can make in their lifetime. To encourage more people to join the cause, we make the donation process fast, easy, and free. We are one of the leading sources for discovering and connecting with charities in the country. Powered by IAA Donation Division, we have helped thousands of non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars to support their cause. By donating a car to charity, you are giving your vehicle its most valuable role yet. A car donation, no matter how old or used, will help an organization reach its goals, whether for their own transport and hauling operations, or to fund their charity programs. Doing a little bit of research on their mission, what community they are serving and what movement they are promoting, can give you a good idea how your car donation will be used or how its proceeds will be spent. We hope this information will help you make a fair decision.
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Donate Car To Charity

My car is not running. Can I still donate it? Sure! We’ll accept almost all car donations, regardless of condition. It’s easy to donate online or by calling us at 877-KARS-4-KIDS. What can I donate? We accept car donations, RVs, trucks, boats, trailers, motorcycle, jet skis, vans, buses and snowmobiles. We can take just about any vehicle. What will happen to my car after it is donated? We will assess your car to decide how to sell it to make the most we can from it. The proceeds of the vehicle’s sale will benefit Kars4Kids’ charity programs and you’ll receive a tax-deductible receipt in the amount the car sold for. Is there any expense involved on my part, like towing charges? No. There is absolutely no charge for donation processing or pickup.
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Donate Car To Charity

2. If Your Charity Doesn't Accept Cars, Take the Time to Find a Charity That Does, and Still Does Work You Respect Remember that you're still making a charitable donation, and don't simply give your automobile away to any charity, just because they're a charity. Do a little research, and find a high-performing charity that does the kind of work you like, in the region you wish to target, and does that work well.
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Donate Car To Charity

A charity that uses a donated vehicle for transportation or hauling goods obviously benefits directly from such a donation. However, in many cases donated cars will be sold en masse, either by the charity itself or by a dealer to raise funds for the charity. In the case of a dealer, the charity generally receives a flat fee per car, sometimes as little as $45 per car.
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American Kidney Fund The American Kidney Fund is the nation’s leading nonprofit working on behalf of the more than 31 million Americans with kidney disease. Our mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. We fulfill this mission by providing a complete spectrum of programs and services: prevention activities, top-rated health educational resources, and direct financial assistance enabling 1 in 5 U.S. dialysis patients to access lifesaving medical care, including dialysis and transplantation. We also invest in clinical research to improve outcomes for kidney patients, and we fight tirelessly on Capitol Hill for legislation and policies supporting the issues that are important to the people we serve. We provide these critically needed services while maintaining a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity watchdog agency. For our excellent fiscal management, we are proud to be on Charity Navigator’s list of top 10 charities in the United States, out of 8,000 reviewed. We spend 97 cents of every donated dollar on programs that directly serve and educate patients and the public. Donate Now
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Getting Fair Market Value Is Rare It’s not realistic to expect that your car will meet one of the most stringent fair market value requirements. Take it from 1-800-Charity Cars, which says it is the largest car donation charity in the United States. It picks up donated vehicles from across the country and gives as many of the cars as possible to people who need transportation. According to the charity, few donated cars are suitable to give to the people it serves.

Published on Apr 1, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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