Cars2Charities is designed to provide donors with a simple, fast, and secure way to donate their vehicles to their favorite charity in Lake Forest. Because most non-profits are not able to process their own vehicle donations, we take care of the scheduling, pick up, sale, and paperwork for each donation on their behalf. Making it an ideal for both our donors and charities.
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:
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Cars2Charities is a family and female owned vehicle donation program. We are registered with the appropriate business and governmental entities to operate in all 50 states with both local and national based charities.
We help donors by making car donations safe, easy, and ideal by offering them the chance to maximize their tax deductions. We also help charities by facilitating a lucrative source of supplementary and additional income to support their worthy causes. We want to help as many individuals, families, animals, veterans, and communities as we possibly can, by using our 50 collective years of knowledge about car donations.
Cars2Charities differs from other car donation programs because we have live donation experts available by phone to answer all your questions, and to walk you through the entire process. Additionally, we assess each donation to determine if and how we can improve the vehicle before converting it to a monetary donation for charity.
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! Our vehicle donation program is unique because we maximize your donation by making necessary alterations to the vehicle. In doing so, the car’s value usually goes up about 25-50% as a result of the changes.
In addition to effectively handling car donations within the USA, it is our mission to spread love, kindness, and generosity to others.
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 city, 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.
Donating your vehicle is as easy as ONE, TWO, THREE!
ONE: Call 855-520-2100 to Arrange FREE Towing
Car donations in city are easier than ever. All you have to do is start with a phone call. In LESS time than it takes to parallel park on the busiest street in city, one of our car donation experts can get you started! You'll be asked a few questions from our vehicle donation experts. If you already know what charity you'd like your vehicle donation to support, you can let us know over the phone. We will arrange a time that is most convenient for YOU to schedule FREE TOWING.
TWO: Pick a Charity
Choosing a charity is super simple when you donate your car in city! If you already have a cause that is personally meaningful to you, just tell us and we can direct your car donation funds. If not, that's okay too! We will gladly choose for you just like we do for many of our donors. There are over forty thousand IRS approved charities so you can take as much (or little) time as you like finding inspiration.
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.
THREE: Get Your Benefits
Get the IRS Form 1098-C in the mail 30 days after your donated car sells There are many charity options for you to choose from — whether you'd like to give globally, or right here in city.
Get ready for a sweet tax deduction this year. After we tow your vehicle for free and you choose a charity, leave the rest is up to us. Our highly trained car techs fix up your donated auto and sell it at a higher value. Sit back, relax and wait for the IRS form (sent within 30 days of the sale of your auto donation.) You can deduct the full sale price of the donated car off your taxes. Both you and your charity will get a copy of the sales document, and everyone is happy.
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