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Orange County Rescue Mission Car Donation Program

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Car Donation to Orange County Rescue Mission

When you donate a car to Orange County Rescue Mission you provide for needy individuals who are struggling to survive. More than a physical structure, the Mission is a gateway for men, women and children to receive assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living.

Why should I donate my car to Orange County Rescue Mission?

Though we may think of Orange County as a place of wealth and comfort, there are many, many people battling economic hardship leading to physical and emotional distress. At the heart of this Christian nonprofit, the Mission is following the Biblical mandate to care for “the least of these.”

Your vehicle donation to the Orange County Rescue Mission makes you a part of this service – to share the love of Jesus with those who have fallen on hard times.

It’s about more than just the mounting societal problems associated with underemployment and homelessness in the city. This charity is caring for individuals in pain, offering programs such as Hope Family Housing and Hurtt Family Health Clinic.
At Village of Hope, the Rescue Mission offers spiritual support to individuals while also providing transitional and emergency housing for up to 262 homeless residents. The Village of Hope has the Trinity Law Clinic, a service where people receive help with legal obstacles that contribute to their poverty and self-sufficiency.

There is also a 6,000-square-foot Parenting Center, where kids take part in age-appropriate activities and after-school tutoring. A car, truck or SUV donation to the Orange County Rescue Mission contributes to this amazing charity’s work in the community, seeking to stabilize the homes of children who lack necessary resources.ocrm2

How do I make an auto donation to Orange County Rescue Mission?

It’s very easy to do. By simply calling us at 855-520-2100 or donating online, we begin the process of converting the value of your vehicle into hope for needy individuals. Our friendly associate arranges a time to tow away your car, picking it up wherever it is (in the parking lot at work, at your home, etc.).

And we take over the process of preparing it for sale and selling your donation car – so you don’t have to do anything. We even take care of the title transfer!

If you’ve ever tried to sell a vehicle on Auto Trader or Craigslist, you know what a challenge it is. It’s nice to know that you can let someone else have that burden when you make a car or truck donation to the Orange County Rescue Mission. You benefit while at the same time helping a single mother and her children find emergency housing or provide medical care to someone without the cash to do so.

Perhaps you’re on the fence about selling the car you’re driving. If you’re through with your carpooling days, you may be planning to downsize (which also does the environment a favor). If you’ve got a favorite make of car – Lexus, Volvo, Audi, etc. – you’ll find that nearly all of them have hybrid and electric car options.

Are you planning to do a dealer trade-in? There are good reasons to choose a charity car donation to Orange County Rescue Mission over that idea. You’ll get just 30-40% of your car’s value from a trade-in, which you probably already know. But there’s additional research from the USC School of Business. Researchers found that dealers tend to raise the price of your new purchase when they see you have a trade-in car as part of the deal.

But by contrast, when you donate a car to charity through Cars2Charities, you can write off 100% of your car’s value.

Do you get a car donation tax deduction when you donate your car to Orange County Rescue Mission?

Yes, you do. You can choose to contribute to any 501(c)(3) to obtain your tax advantage. When you make a car charity donation to Orange County Rescue Mission it’s no different.

ocrm4While you’re a generous person who gives from the heart, you also believe it’s necessary to be wise with your finances. That means that when you seek out God’s desire for your finances, you only consider organizations with a responsible track record. In addition to the Rescue Mission’s reputation for practical, effective assistance, you can check testimonials to see that Cars2Charities is a company with a long track record of enabling donors to support worthy nonprofit groups.

Not only will you get a thumbs up from your CPA, you’re excited about helping others with proceeds from your Orange County Rescue Mission car donation. If you’re a Turbo Tax user, you already know it’s easy to follow IRS guidelines and input the details for your tax write-off.

In more proof that we are above reproach, we send you and Orange County Rescue Mission the IRS Form 1098-C within 30 days of the sale, so you get the tax deduction to fill out your forms. 

Unlike a lot of other Orange County car donation programs, we take extra time with your car. After we pick up your donation vehicle, our technicians assess it for necessary alterations. From our own research, we’ve found that these cars gain about 25-50% on the sale price – which directly impacts your tax break!

You can feel good about where your donation money’s going – serving the Lord by providing for those who need grace, as well as real, tangible help.

Can I donate a motorcycle to Orange County Rescue Mission? What about an RV or a boat?

Of course you can! If you retired and now spend days at a time on your bike with your club, you probably think about hitting the highway on a new Harley. The next time you find yourself surfing Autotrader for your next machine, consider a motorcycle donation to Orange County Rescue Mission.ocrm1

Did you and your kids spend summer after summer water skiing, but now they’re grown up and you just stopped? There’s little point in spending hard-earned money on a slip at the Marina. Make a boat donation to Orange County Rescue Mission through Cars2Charities and contribute to the care of others.

Campers and glampers can play a part in the mission of this nonprofit too. Recreational vehicles don’t stay strong forever. When the knobs start falling off and seats begin ripping, call us. You can donate an RV to Orange County Rescue Mission through Cars2Charities!

Among the most popular places for active retirees are over-55 communities. If you live on a golf course or in a place like Rancho Mission Viejo, you may spend a lot of time wheeling around in your cart. If you decide not to bother replacing the batteries or if you want to upgrade, we can facilitate a golf cart donation to Orange County Rescue Mission. 

It’s a no-brainer: Save members of the community, find a new home for your car and earn a tax credit. Add to it that you’re doing the will of God and your car donation to Orange County Rescue Mission has a whole new meaning.

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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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