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Peninsula Education Foundation Car Donation Program

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


Why Donate to Peninsula Education Foundation?

pef-car-donation-1Palos Verdes families know they have an ace in the hole, when it comes to their neighborhood schools. They’ve got a group of volunteers who tirelessly raise money to maintain, provide and enhance vital education programs in the PVPUSD, making up for shortfalls year after year.

The money this non-profit raises saves teachers’ jobs and makes sure kids have music programs, P.E. and helps them reach the highest levels of academic competition.

That’s the amazing work at the Peninsula Education Foundation. And you can bring in that double eagle by joining forces with them through a car donation to PEF.

Replacing your car is an everyday thing, but it can have extraordinary meaning when you donate a vehicle to Peninsula Education Foundation. At every level—elementary, middle school and high school—PEF is relied upon to continue granting the youth of our community tremendous opportunities.

Early music education is linked to mathematical ability, and the kids on the Peninsula are not missing out! PEF is funding those programs, as well as placing the kids on successful trajectories through elementary STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education. Fourth graders begin learning engineering concepts through fun, hands-on projects, thanks to this amazing non-profit.

Have your environmentally conscious friends encouraged you to give up the gas guzzler and pick up a Prius at Toyota of Torrance? Or how about a new electric Fiat? Did you know there are 1,338 EV charging stations within 30 miles of Rancho PV?! Need more convincing? John Ydstie at NPR explains why a car donation is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.

Maybe your family’s growing and it’s time to upsize. Your MINI just doesn’t hold an infant car seat very well! Whatever your age and stage, you can make a difference for kids with a vehicle donation to Peninsula Education through Cars2Charities. Young families in PV and the surrounding area are counting on their kids getting a competitive education! pef-car-donation-2

Are your kids grown and you have great memories from their days at Palos Verdes High School? Maybe they even earned a PEF scholarship! Wasn’t it nice to know there were Safe School Counselors bringing bully prevention and alcohol abuse education to your kids? Thank you, PEF!

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.

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.

DashcarWith 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.

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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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