Donating a car to the Salvation Army shows your support of this wonderful organization while generating a highly desirable tax deduction. A Salvation Army car donation enables you to make a difference in the lives of others as well as save money on your taxes and fulfill your own desire for personal contribution to those less fortunate.
The Salvation Army has been helping to heal broken lives and assist individuals on the road to recovery since 1865. As one of the world’s oldest charitable organizations, the Salvation Army sponsors programs that help the homeless, aid disaster victims, organize summer and day camps for children, work to abolish human trafficking, provide rehabilitation centers and senior services, open soup kitchens and create youth intervention programs. When you choose to donate cars to the Salvation Army you help to make a difference in your neighborhood and around the world.
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!
We Work with Retail Buyers —Not Auction Sites. Most programs send your car directly to auction, where it's typically purchased by a wholesaler looking to earn a profit. But not us. Not only do our technicians enhance your donation, but the fact that we market to retail buyers who appreciate the remaining life your gifted vehicle may still represent means your charity gets more support and you get a bigger vehicle donation tax deduction. We often match older vehicles with collectors, or a specially equipped van with a buyer who has special needs for example. So call and tell us your “wants". Especially if a vehicle holds sentimental value, we do our best to find a buyer who'll appreciate it as you do.
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 Salvation Army 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.
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We add value*: We maximize your tax write-off
We improve how it runs: Mechanical tweaks, if worthwhile
We improve how it looks, if /as appropriate
We improve how it sounds: We write a snappy, detailed description accompanied by attractive photos that show the vehicle to its best advantage
We know what buyers want: We custom-select the best marketing channel for your donation - the one where your unique donation will fetch its highest-value
We offer many choices & convenience in how to apply your donation
Hundreds of causes to select from, all in one place, and at your fingertips
All certified 501(c)3 organization, registered with the IRS
You can add your own favorite charity to the list!We make it easy!
Experienced, friendly, helpful operators
Free, convenient towing anywhere*
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