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NAMI California Car Donation Program

  • Fast, free pickup in 24 - 48 hours.
  • Best tax deduction

Why Donate to NAMI California?

Veterans, teens, adults – any swath of a community can benefit from the recovery programs and volunteer support offered by NAMI. Family and friends of an individual with a mental health condition can receive attention and understanding through group meetings and advocacy.

A vehicle donation to NAMI California through Cars2Charities is a way to provide physical resources and restore dignity to people who struggle with mental imbalance.

driving into sunsetThe anxiety you experience when you get behind the wheel of an unreliable car may be motivating you to visit your nearest car dealer. The health and well-being of you and your children are at stake, so you want to drive something safe and sound.

It provides you with an opportunity – a charity car donation to NAMI California is both generous and it also comes back to benefit you through a tax break.

If you’re at that point – where you know you need to replace your vehicle – you want to avoid doing a dealer trade-in. You lose 60-70% of the value of your car when you give it to the dealership. In fact, researchers at USC found that they also tend to raise the price of the car you’re buying! 

But if you donate a vehicle to NAMI California through us at Cars2Charities, you can write off 100% of the selling price. There’s another advantage — our process typically brings in a higher sale price. After we pick up your donation car, we make necessary improvements to your car before selling it, which usually brings in 25-50% more money – for NAMI and your taxes.

You need a place to send your old car, and the nonprofit requires resources to keep working.
The National Alliance on Mental Illlness is trained to offer help for those who need it, which makes the combination a good partnership.

What Types of Vehicles Can I Donate?

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!

How Do I Donate My Vehicle?

It’s easy and simple. Start by completing an online donation form (the blue box on the right side of the page). Once you submit the form, one of our donation coordinators will contact you to gather additional information about the vehicle.income tax 491626

Together, we will then decide the most coinvent time, date, and location for the pick up. After that, we handle the entire process on your behalf, free of charge.

With Cars2Charities, donating your unwanted vehicle has never been easier. Our expert Vehicle Donation Coordinators are always available to efficiently walk you through the donation process in just 3-5 minutes.

Benefits of Donating Through Cars2Charities

At Cars2Charities, we have a unique operating model that results in you getting the best possible tax deduction for your car donation. How? We start by improving how your vehicle donation and then we market it to our network of retail buyers.

Car donations are considered by the Internal Revenue Service and the State to be COMPLETELY TAX DEDUCTIBLE. This means that the price that your car is sold for will be tax deductible. Both you and your non-profit 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 from the title transfer. 

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.

When you donate a car to NAMI California, we’re happy to take care of the details and walk you through the process.

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How to donate your car – and get the best tax deduction. You Simply...

  • Fill out a few fields on our donation form, or call 855-520-2100

What We Do

  • We arrange for a fast, free, easy pickup
  • We handle all paperwork, including full release of liability
  • We maximize the value of your gift: we improve how it looks and runs – so you get the biggest tax deduction

Why donate a vehicle?

  • Tired of paying storage fees – or other ownership costs?
  • Are your repair bills higher than the car is worth?
  • Do you want to avoid the headache of selling a car?
  • Will a dealership give you the value your car deserves?

Whatever your reason for donating a car, we make it so easy. Simply tell us a few key details, or call to speak with a knowledgeable and friendly Coordinator. We can be reached 7 days a week, at 855-520-2100.

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