If you're looking for a way to support a great charity in your community, donate a car in Los Angeles. Donating a vehicle is one of the most generous ways to give and it doesn't cost you anything — except maybe an old vehicle that you don't use anyway.
Are you looking to do something with that car you’re no longer using? Congratulations! You've come to the right place. Donating your car is a simple process that can significantly benefit the charity of your choice. On top of donating to your favorite cause, Cars2Charities also provides free towing to donors, and maximizes the value of your car donation- which benefits both our donors and our charities.
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 most cases, we accept donations of all types of vehicles, whether they are running or not. We process all makes and models of: cars, trucks, motorcycles, vans, RVs, boats, golf carts, and more!
Step 1: Preparing for the Process
You’ll start the process of donating your car to 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.
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.
When you donate your car in Los Angeles through us at Cars2Charities, not only can you choose from a large list of approved charities and national charities, you can also add your own! That's right, if you can't find your favorite charity or would like to add a new one, we make it easy for you. Just let us know which nonprofit you'd like to support.
For example, do you have a passion for animal rescue or pet adoption? A vehicle donation to Guide Dogs of America, Forgotten Animals of Los Angeles, Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, or Kitten Rescue LA could rescue lots of furry friends.
Maybe your more passionate about raising funds for children's charities. A car donation to Children's Hospital could help provide programs and services to families in need. Maybe you were a Scout, and a car donation to Western Los Angeles County Council, Boy Scouts would bring back fond memories.
Perhaps you're more interested in finding a cure for arthritis. Do you know someone suffering from Alzheimer's, or want to fund research before it hits too close to home? One option is to donate a car to Teen Cancer America.
You can also support women recovering from breast cancer or heart cancer patients. You may have a health-related nonprofit you’d like to support – we can arrange that for you too.
Did you know that when you donate a vehicle to WISEPlace,you help them provide vocational training and job opportunities right in your local neighborhood?
Then again, perhaps you'd like to support arts and entertainment by donating a car to Los Angeles Master Chorale. We can accommodate all of that.
Whatever your focus, we make it easy.
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.
When you call Cars2Charities at 855-520-2100 or donate online, we work to maximize the value of your donation in unique ways that most car donation programs in Los Angeles currently do.
We make necessary improvements to donation vehicles after picking them up. Our technicians assess your donation car to be sure it sells for as much as possible. Your tax write-off is based on the selling price, so it benefits you to make your car or truck donation in Los Angeles through us at Cars2Charities. Our car care and expertise typically result in a 25%-50% higher value for your donated vehicle when changes are made.
Charities are not the only ones who benefit. Your reward for being kind is a sweet tax deduction. By donating a car in Los Angeles, you’re part of a win/win proposition. Our value-enhancing service doesn't cost you a thing and allows you to deduct the full sale price off your taxes 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.
There are countless great reasons for giving your car to charity in Los Angeles. Some of the reasons we hear most often are:
-It’s a huge hassle to sell it yourself or the trade-in offer you got from CarMax or a dealer is laughably low. Your time may be more valuable than the energy needed to fix it up and sell it yourself — and just imagine the nightmare of finding the vehicle registration documents or title if it's an old car, or something that's in the family. When you donate your vehicle in Los Angeles through Cars2Charities, we handle the details and tow your car – whenever and from wherever it's convenient.
-You need your vehicle off your property. Your neighborhood CC&Rs aren’t going to like an extra vehicle parked on the street or sitting in your driveway through multiple seasons. The easiest way to avoid that scenario is through a car, truck or SUV donation in Los Angeles.
-Your repair bills are too high. You may be handing yourself free money when you donate a vehicle in Los Angeles to benefit charity. You might as well have that repair money go toward a car loan and drive something newer and nicer.
-You want to benefit the environment. It’s more than just trending – everyone’s thinking about their EV options. There are charging stations everywhere and you save money on gas. From Chevy to Tesla, every manufacturer has a car you’ve probably looked into.
When you're ready to donate, reach out to us at Cars2Charities to make a car donation in Los Angeles. We are ready when you are.
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