Donating a car in Maine is one of the most convenient ways to give to charity - especially if you have a non-cash item you'd like to convert for the benefit of a cause you love. By giving new life to your unused vehicle, you help someone who needs an affordable vehicle while giving the net proceeds to a worthy cause. So when you're ready to give to your favorite charity, we are just a call away.
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.
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.
Donating your vehicle is as easy as ONE, TWO, THREE!
ONE: Call 855-520-2100 to Arrange FREE Towing
Car donations in Maine 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 Maine, 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 Maine! 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.
We work with local and national based animal rescues, children/families charities, environmental causes, homeless shelters, human services, and veterans.
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 Maine.
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.
By donating, you can share your passion for change and draw attention to what you consider important. In return, you receive a maximized tax 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 Maine, 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.
How do you know if you are ready to donate a vehicle in Maine? 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 Maine 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 Maine 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!
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