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.

  • American Cancer Society
    1-888-227-5500
    Donating your old car or truck to Cars for a Cure will help fund cancer research, education, as well as patient services programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • March of Dimes
    1-888-898-1144
    The March of Dimes researches causes of premature birth and birth defects. Vehicle Donations will help to continue this work.
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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