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Union Rescue Mission Car Donation Program

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

Car Donation to Union Rescue Mission

Homelessness is a huge problem in America. A car donation to Union Rescue Mission provides relief and resources to individuals having trouble finding their way home. Men, women and children need a place to lay their heads, and they also need nourishment for their souls. You can play a part in taking care of their needs.

Why should I donate my car to Union Rescue Mission?

Even if you don’t live in a big city, you see people living on the street, wondering where their next meal will come from. The homeless in Los Angeles have hope, thanks to Union Rescue Mission. They take care of physical needs while offering individuals dignity and spiritual growth through a variety of programs.

homeless man 833017 640 When you donate a vehicle to Union Rescue Mission you provide assistance that ranges from emergency services to life-transforming ministry. Clients receive food and shelter, but they also get to experience growth in their relationship with Jesus Christ through programs from Christian Life Discipleship to Biblical 12-Step groups.

Perhaps you’ve joined millions of people in wanting to take care of the growing problem of homelessness in Southern California. One of the issues is the range of mental illness that’s common among homeless individuals. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, approximately one in five Americans suffers from a mental illness. Those with the most serious diagnoses, such as the 1.5 million people with schizophrenia, are often found on the street.

You send resources directly to people on the streets of Los Angeles through a car, truck or SUV donation to Union Rescue Mission. While you solve your need for new transportation, you’re helping people with a different set of problems. Staff and volunteers at the nonprofit are more qualified than your average American to help the homeless because they’ve worked with the population in downtown L.A. since 1893!

Do I get a car donation tax deduction when I donate a vehicle to Union Rescue Mission?

While the caring staff at Union Rescue Mission are feeding their clients and teaching them about the love of Christ, you can also make choices that promote change in their lives.

When faced with a vehicle that needs replacing, you could go a few different routes: Sell it yourself, trade it in or donate your car to charity. The best part of the latter choice is the benefit to you AND a cause you believe in.

Because you get a tax break from your vehicle donation to Union Rescue Mission, it’s a reward for your generosity. And by choosing to donate it instead of trading it in, they get to benefit as well.

It’s probably no surprise that you lose a lot of your car’s value when you let the dealer have it. A major university in Los Angeles found out there’s even another good reason not to choose that option.albany4

Researchers at USC Marshall School of Business found that when you tell the dealer you’d like to do a trade-in, they naturally raise the price of the car you’re buying. It’s because they tend to assume that a person who does a trade-in, which is a money-loser, is wealthy enough to not care about the price. Their findings showed that buyers who traded in a car paid an average of $990 more than those who didn’t! 

Our process gives you the best car donation tax deduction because it maximizes your write-off. After we pick up your donation car, our experts take a look at it and decided if your vehicle would benefit from some changes. That bump in value tends to raise the selling price – and your deduction is based on the sale price of your car.

Also, when you work with us at Cars2Charities, you can be assured that we follow everything required by the IRS, reporting the final price to you and the nonprofit. You both receive IRS Form 1098-C within 30 days of the sale, so you get the total tax deduction for your records.

How do you donate your car to Union Rescue Mission?

You pull out your phone and you’re nearly done. Just call us at 855-520-2100 or donate your vehicle online.

Now that you’re basically done, the value of your vehicle goes to a great cause and you let us go to work. We pick it up at a time and place that’s convenient for you, which is one reason our donors have been praising Cars2Charities for decades.

car 2617392 640There’s another great benefit to working with us. Our process typically comes in way ahead of other sales totals, and because your tax write-off is based on the sale price of your car, that’s good news for you and URM.

If you’re a volunteer downtown, this gives you more time to spend helping people. We handle everything associated with the sale, including the paperwork. You don’t have to stand in line at

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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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