Do you find you no longer need your car?
There are many times when Leisure World residents decide they have everything they need in their community. With outpatient medical services right near your house or condo, plus your favorite clubhouse activities, golf course and transportation to anywhere you need to go, you may find that car ownership is an unnecessary burden. Another possibility is that you still want to maintain a car, but want to step down to something smaller, less expensive, or one that gets better gas mileage. Whether you’re just looking for something new to drive or changing your lifestyle, what do you do with the vehicle you no longer need?
A car donation in Leisure World, California is a great idea if you want your vehicle to find a happy new owner, while granting some money to your favorite charity and gaining a nice tax credit for yourself.
Have you just traded your car in to a dealer in the past, or talked to folks who dealt with CarMax? You may or may not be aware that you lose 60-70% of your car’s value to those agencies. But when donating a car to charity in Leisure World, you get to write off 100% of the sale value.
Do you ever feel unsure about the deal you’re getting from a private buyer or a car salesman? An auto donation through Cars2Charities enables you to get all the paperwork validating the actual sale price of the car plus all the legal paperwork involved.
Want to know the best reason for auto donations? Proceeds go to your church, non-profit club or school – any 501 (3)(c) you’d like. If you don’t have a favorite, we can help you select one. We reach out to them and they often get even more donations, because we form partnerships that way.
With more than 30 years of experience, Cars2Charities has the expertise in making vehicle donations easier than ever. Cars2Charities is designed to provide donors with a simple, fast, and secure way to donate their vehicles in Leisure World.
In most cases, we accept all makes, models, and types of vehicles. While car and truck donations are our most popular type of donations, we also accept motorcycles, golf carts, and motorhomes.
Step 1: Preparing for the Process
You’ll start the process of donating your car in Leisure World by collecting the vehicle's cleared Certificate of Title and Registration.
If you have misplaced your title or registration, don’t worry! We can help. Please find your vehicle's identification number (VIN) and together we can determine which supplementary paperwork you will need to complete at the time of pick up.
As this time you will also want to decide which charity you want your proceeds to go to. To begin, take a look at our "Causes" tab. We organized our charities based on their mission.
If you have a soft spot for our furry friends, the animal rescue of your choice would greatly benefit from your donation. Perhaps you'd rather have your donation benefit people in need. These charities range from homeless shelters to medical research. . Perhaps your passionate about supporting our veterans with a donation.
Now, if deciding on just one charity is too hard, we can help. You can just say, “Cars2Charities, you choose for me." Simply let us know.
Step 2: Scheduling Your Pickup
Give us a call at (855) 520-2100, or complete an online donation request. Our friendly donation coordinators will gather your vehicles information, and together, we will decide the most convenient time, date, and location for the pickup. Then we will send you an email that gives you step by step instructions to prepare you for the pick-up.
Before arriving, our tow truck driver will call you one hour before to give you time to collect paperwork and prepare the vehicle for towing. At the time of the pick-up, make sure your title is signed and clear of any lien holdings. You will hand over the title and registration to the tow truck driver.
Step 3: Maximizing the Donation
We take the reins at this point to maximize the donation for both our donors and charities. We do this by assessing the vehicle and adding value to increase the selling price of the car. It’s a situation many people dream about – a successful way to support a cause you care about without the work involved.
By donating, you can share your passion for change and draw attention to what you consider important. In return, you receive a maximized ax deduction, and the comfort of knowing your donation sparked change and amelioration.
Charities are not the only ones who benefit. By donating a car in Leisure World, you’re part of a win/win proposition since vehicle donations to charity are considered by the Internal Revenue Service and the State to be COMPLETELY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Our value-enhancing services allow you to deduct the full sale price off your vehicle as a charity donation. We operate with full transparency between donor and charity by making sure everyone has a copy of the IRS regulated paperwork — including the IRS Form 1098-C which you will receive within 30 days after the sale of your car.
Both you and the charity will receive IRS Form 1098-C within 30-50 days of the sale of your vehicle, making the transaction transparent to all parties. Plus, we do all the work. There’s no standing in lines at the DMV or dealing with the paperwork to transfer the title.
Need some more info? The IRS guidelines for tax deductions is a great resource. You can also learn more about our vehicle donation program by watching our videos, which focus on frequently asked questions that we've grouped by topic.
We've Loved Cars for Over 35 Years! Caring for cars is our core business and we're pretty good at it. In fact, when it comes to examining and fixing cars up for resale, we've become quite the experts. How many other charity car programs have their own technicians? How many others have a comprehensive guideline to determine the best way to improve your car's value? Just us, it seems!
We Work with Retail Buyers —Not Auction Sites. Most programs send your car directly to auction, where it's typically purchased by a wholesaler looking to earn a profit. But not us. Not only do our technicians enhance your donation, but the fact that we market to retail buyers who appreciate the remaining life your gifted vehicle may still represent means your charity gets more support and you get a bigger vehicle donation tax deduction. We often match older vehicles with collectors, or a specially equipped van with a buyer who has special needs for example. So call and tell us your “wants". Especially if a vehicle holds sentimental value, we do our best to find a buyer who'll appreciate it as you do.
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