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Donating Cars to Charity

Did you know that you could help transform the lives of a deserving individual or even a whole family just by donating cars to charity? We’re Charity Cars, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing cars to people in dire need of them but with no means to buy them for themselves. Since 1996, generous folks like you, by donating cars to Charity Cars, have helped people start new, independent lives. For some, their donated car means being able to make necessary medical appointments for themselves or a dependent. For others, it means being able to make it to a job in an area that public transportation is not a viable option. It is the gift of independence, the gift of opportunities that would otherwise be closed to them.

Through donating cars to Charity Cars, you’re helping victims of domestic violence, military families, people transitioning from public assistance to gainful employment, those with acute medical needs, victims of natural disasters needing a helping hand to get back on their feet, families living in transitional living shelters, and the working poor.

Donating cars to Charity Cars isn’t a hassle either. We strive to make it a pleasant and worry-free experience for all of our donors. First, you decide upon the fair market value of your car (we suggest using a site such as www.kbb.com for the Kelly Blue Book resources), something that current tax law states that can only be done by the person making the donation. Then, you call Charity Cars and we put you in touch with one of our affiliated towing companies located throughout the United States. They will contact you and arrange a convenient time and location for you to have your car picked up. You give the signed title to the tow truck driver and your car is taken to a repair facility for a safety inspection where we verify that the condition of the car is consistent with what you have conveyed to us. If we can use your car in our program, you will be sent a receipt for your donation telling you that you are entitled to claim the fair market value for tax purposes. If for some reason we can’t use your car, we will sell the car at auction, and will mail you a receipt for the full sale price which you can then claim as a deduction whether that amount is higher or lower than the fair market value you conveyed to us.

Take some time to peruse some of the testimonials from some of the people whose lives were changed by people like you donating cars to Charity Cars. With our organization, you have the confidence in knowing that you are truly donating cars to charity and not to some for-profit entity that turns around and sells cars donated to them to non-profit charitable organizations. All cars donated to us either become program cars (and are distributed out to worthy applicants in need) or are sold. The proceeds of those sales are then used in our operational expenses: repairing, towing and distributing other donated cars. Call us today and make a difference in your community with your generous donation.