It's so easy to give back to your local community when you donate a car in Berkeley, California. We add value to your donated vehicle, enable you to donate to the charity of your choice, and produce a maximized tax deduction in exchange for your kindness! Car donations in Berkeley are one of the most convenient and rewarding ways to contribute to a worthy cause.
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.
Cars2Charities is considered the best car donation company for many other reasons too:
Find out what previous vehicle donors have to say about Cars2Charities.
How do you know if you are ready to donate a vehicle in Berkeley? Well, if you have the desire to support a charity close to your heart, donating a car is a perfect way to give. But maybe you are motivated to donate your car for other reasons.
Here are just a few ways you'll know you're ready to donate your car:
I don't want to spend money to fix my car up.
Kristen was given a Toyota Camry for graduation eight years ago. It was her very first car and served her well. But when the engine blew, she could not afford to get it fixed. A local car dealer was running great deals on a new electric car lease that she could easily afford (and maintain) with no down payment. But what would she do with her broken Camry? She decided to call Cars2Charities. We were able to give her car a new life and sell it on behalf of an animal rescue charity in the Berkeley community. Kristen was able to get a maximized tax deduction and support her favorite charity.
I want my driveway back, please!
Take a look at your garage. Are you hoarding cars? There is such a thing called vehicle hoarding and we can certainly help you get your garage cleared out with FREE towing. Even if you do not have a hoarding problem, most people need regular maintenance to clear the clutter, get themselves organized, and streamline their life. Has your golf cart just become another shelf? Donate a car or motorcycle in Berkeley and get your garage or driveway back! When is the last time you took the boat out for a ride? Simply call 855-520-2100 and we'll arrange to tow your boat, motorcycle or golf cart off your property as soon as you are ready.
I'd like a large tax deduction this year.
Other vehicle donation programs send your car to auction “as-is". This means it sells for much less and you deduct much less off your taxes. However, when you donate a car through Cars2Charities, we take the time to improve the value of your vehicle donation before we sell it for charity. We typically add 25-50% value to our donated cars. When your donated vehicle sells at a higher value, your charity makes more money and YOU get to deduct the final sale price off the car!
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 Berkeley.
Step 1: Preparing for the Process
You’ll start the process of donating your car in Berkeley 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 Berkeley, 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.
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