Used Car Donations

Which Charities Accept Car Donations

In this day and age, it seems most charities have relationships donate car to charity with companies that support car donation programs. If you are not sure if your favorite charity accepts donations of used vehicles, you can do a search for the charity name and car donation. If the charities website comes up as the first result, than chances are they will take your car or truck as a donation. If you don't see your charities website, you may need to click the top few results to see if the charity has partnered with another organization that runs the car donation program.

One thing to check when donating a vehicle is if the organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. In order to receive a tax deduction for donating anything, this has to be the case. You can check to see if the charity does have the proper organizational status by searching its name on the Exempt Organizations Select Check at irs.gov.

Some of the most recognizable charities that have auto donation programs are listed below.

  • The Humane Society of the United States
    1-877-836-6674
    Funds gained from donating your used car to the Humane Society will go to the Pets For Life program to reduce suffering and cruelty of pets, promote veterinary care, and prevent shelter overpopulation.
  • Purple Heart Foundation
    1-888-414-4483
    The Purple Heart Foundation works to help veterans whenever they need help. Your car donation will serve these veterans as they have served our country.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    1-800-710-9145
    Big Brothers Big Sisters Cars for Kids Sake helps raise funds to continue their mission to provide children facing adversity with role models that change their lives for the better.
  • Cars for Homes
    1-877-277-4344
    Cars for Homes is the vehicle donation program for Habitat for Humanity. This organization works to build homes for people in need. Donating your old car or truck will help families in your local area.
Above are just a few of the top national charities with car donation programs. We will be updating this list with more used car donation websites as we find and review them. You can find more charities in your area by clicking on your state from the list below.

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