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 page at irs.gov.

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

  • Volunteers of America
    1-877-721-4862
    This is the car donation program of Volunteers of America. Donations will be used to help individuals and familys in your local area that are in need.
  • 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.
  • American Heart Association
    1-888-242-2271
    The American Heart Association uses funds from donated cars to continue their mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
  • Wheels for Wishes
    1-877-431-9474
    Wheels for Wishes is the official car donation program for the Make a Wish Foundation. Donating your vehicle to this charity will allow children with life threatening illnesses in your area be granted a special wish.
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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