How Can We Maximize Our Car Donation Program?

Some Simple Steps to Maximizing Your Car Donation Program Question: I direct a charity as part of our church outreach. A few people have asked if we have a car donation program and we’ve had to say no.  We’re thinking about using your car donation program...

Don't Scrap My Car!

Question: I’m donating my car, but I want to make sure it won’t just be scrapped (it’s running and in good condition). What do you do with cars in this situation? Answer: First, we’d like to commend you for your decision to donate a valuable asset to charity!...

Non-Profits vs. Charities. Tax Deduction Differences

Question: I’d like to donate my car to a non-profit organization, but I read that my donation it might not be tax deductible. What’s the difference between a non-profit and a charity and how does that affect my tax deduction? Answer: Put simply, all...

Should I Donate My Car or Sell My Car Privately?

Question: I really don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling my old car. Should I donate my car to charity instead? Answer: Donate my car or sell my car?  That’s a great question.  Selling a car can be an enormous hassle for a private individual.  It...

Towing Question

  Question: I have a car that doesn’t run and I’m considering donating it. How does that work? Will I have to pay to have it towed to you (since it doesn’t run)? —Julie K., Boulder, CO Answer: Julie, we commend you for considering a charitable donation as...

Can I Donate A Car Without A Title?

Question: I’d love to donate my old car to charity, but I can’t find my title. Will you still take it? —Rhonda P., Tuscaloosa, AL Answer: Rhonda, we are often contacted by people who want to donate a car, but cannot find the title. While it’s...

Would CHC Donate An Automobile Directly To My Church?

Question: Our church (specifically our youth group) really needs a reliable van. Is it possible that we could get a car donation from Cars Helping Charities? —Daniel P. Answer: Daniel, thank you for your question! We cannot donate an automobile directly to a cause or...

How Do I Verify A Charity's Merit?

Question: I want to donate my car, but I want to be sure that the charity won’t use the money for something frivolous. Is there a way for me to measure a charity’s merit? —Mark H., Prineville, OR Answer: Mark, we understand your concern. No one wants to donate a...

How Do I Choose A Charity?

Question: How do I choose the best charity for my donation? —Mary F., Trenton, NJ Answer: Thank you for your question, Mary! Choosing a charity is a very personal process. Since diverse charities have different purposes, it is important to find a charity with a...

Vehicle Donations and Tax Ramifications

We heard the Salvation Army’s bell ringing yesterday, which means it must be that time of year again! While the holidays may inspire us to donate to charity, the end of the year also reminds us that giving can certainly benefit our tax situations! Below is some...