Donate a Car To Charity Today!
“How do you donate a car to charity?” We get this question a lot. It’s easy! Cars Helping Charities is your one-stop shop for car donation. We partner with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to assist with their car donation program and work directly with donors to place their car donations with their preferred charity. That junk car or that priceless collector’s car that you want to donate can help the charity of your choice.
The first step to car donation is to make sure your vehicle or car has a clean title. A clean title, free of all liens, is required for 99% of all car donations. There are some instances when junk cars can be accepted with a bill of sale, but please inquire to our staff before donating. Signing your title can be tricky, but you can find an easy-to-follow guide on your specific State webpage on our website.
Once you’ve confirmed you have all the documentation you need, you can simply call our toll free number (866) 701-2277 and speak with one of our valued staff members, or fill out our vehicle donation form. Whether you choose to call in or fill out the online form, you will need the following information, so make sure to have it handy:
- Vehicle Year
- Vehicle Make & Model
- Vehicle VIN
- Vehicle Mileage
- Vehicle Condition (various interior and exterior questions)
- Vehicle Location For Pickup
- Which Charity You’d Like to Donate to
- Your contact information for tow scheduling and follow-up questions
Once we have all of your information in our vehicle donation system, we will contact our towing companies to schedule a pickup from you. We strive to tow within 24 hours, but sometimes it isn’t feasible. We do our best to give the best estimation of time and only work with quality tow companies nationally. Once your vehicle is towed and the paperwork is in good order, we send the vehicles to either auction or the scrap yard. Most running vehicles go to auction and we receive multiple competing bids for them.
Once the vehicle is sold, we then send a tax receipt with the amount you can deduct from your taxes. The process is that simple!
We also help nonprofits manage their car donations! Check out our car donation programs for nonprofits to partner your organization with us. Stay up to date on all car charity donation news with Cars Helping Charities.