Want an end-of-year gift that keeps on giving? There’s still time for a car donation to support a charity and earn a tax deduction!
End of the Year Donations
A lot of experts say this is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”—to buy a new car. They’re moving last year’s models to make room for the newest ones ... and if you want to drive up to the gym/work/golf club in the best—now’s your chance!
Isn’t it amazing you can double down on the dividends, so to speak, when you donate a car to charity for a tax write off? At Cars2Charities we make sure you spread the cheer.
But Why Should I Donate My Car and Not Sell It?
Fixing Up A Car Is Expensive
Kristen was given a Toyota Camry for graduation eight years ago. It was her very first car and served her well. But when the engine blew, she could not afford to get it fixed. (Did you remember to get the oil changed, Kristen?) A local car dealer was running great deals on a new electric car lease that she could easily afford (and maintain) with no down payment. But what would she do with her broken Camry? She decided to call Cars2Charities. We were able to give her car a new life and sell it on behalf of an animal rescue charity in the Fremont community.
You Want An Empty Driveway!
Take a look at your garage. Are you hoarding cars? There is such a thing called vehicle hoarding and we can certainly help you get your garage cleared out with FREE towing. Even if you do not have a hoarding problem, most people need regular maintenance to clear the clutter, get themselves organized and streamline their life. Has your golf cart just become another shelf? Donate a car or motorcycle in your city and get your garage or driveway back! When is the last time you took the boat out for a ride? Simply call 855-520-2100 and we'll arrange to tow your boat, motorcycle or golf cart off your property as soon as you are ready.
You Need A Tax Deduction
Other vehicle donation programs send your car to auction “as-is". This means it sells for much less and you deduct much less off your taxes. However, when you donate a car through Cars2Charities, we take the time to improve the value of your vehicle donation before we sell it for charity. We typically add 25-50% value to our donated cars. When your donated vehicle sells at a higher value, your charity makes more money and YOU get to deduct the final sale price off the car!
It Is The Season of Giving
You probably have a cause that’s near and dear to your heart. Do you have a loved one who struggled with Breast Cancer or Alzheimer’s disease? Or maybe you overcame homelessness and you’d love to support those in need this holiday season. Donating a car to charity enables you to do that.
Do you plan to take advantage of all the end of the year dealership specials? If you were planning to do a trade-in or use CarMax, it’s not your best financial decision. You probably know they get something for their effort, but did you know they keep 60-70% of the value of your car? A vehicle donation through Cars2Charities lets you write off 100% of your car’s value!
How to Donate a Car
With more than 30 years of experience, Cars2Charities has the expertise in making vehicle donations easier than ever. Cars2Charities is designed to provide donors with a simple, fast, and secure way to donate their vehicles in your city
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 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.
At this time, you may also want to decide which charity will receive the donation proceeds. If you have a soft spot for our furry friends, the animal rescue of your choice would greatly benefit from your donation. Maybe you would rather donate your vehicle to support medical research. Giving to charities like the Teen Cancer America, Alzheimer's Association, or Breast Cancer Awareness may help fund cures for life-threatening illness. Perhaps your passionate about supporting our veterans with a donation to Wounded Warrior Project or USO.
Now, if deciding on just one charity is too hard, we can help. You can just say, “Cars2Charities, you choose for me." Simply let us know.
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.
Benefits of Donating to Charity
By donating, you can share your passion for change and draw attention to what you consider important. In return not only do you receive a tax deduction, but the feeling of know that you are helping this cause.
Car donations to charity are considered by the Internal Revenue Service and the State to be COMPLETELY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
This means that the price your car is sold for will be tax deductible. Both you and the charity 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 to transfer the title.
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.