Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I donate?

We accept cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats, motorcycles, and RV’s. Your donated vehicle can be a car, truck, van, motorcycle, RV or boat with trailer. We also accept real estate.

What is required to donate my car?

We will pickup your car within one to two business days from the day you book the donation. Your signed title is required at time of pickup. If you have lost your car title, please call us toll-free at (866) 392-4483 and we will assist you in obtaining a new one.

How will the car be picked up?

You will be contacted by a licensed and insured towing company within two business days. They will arrange for pickup at a mutually acceptable time. There is no towing cost to you.

How should I prepare for the vehicle pick up?

  • Remove all personal belongings.

Are there restrictions on where you will pick up?

Yes, although we do pickup cars from almost any location in all 50 states.

Must a car be operational when I donate it?

No. Vehicles do not have to be running in order to be accepted for donation.

What happens to my donated car?

Your vehicle will be picked up and sold at auction to either a licensed car dealer or a licensed vehicle recycler.

Do you take older cars?

Yes, we do.  However, the cost of scrap metal has fallen significantly in the year 2015 so if your car is older than the year 2002 it will probably not generate enough money for the charity to receive any net proceeds.  You will still be entitled to a tax write off.

How does Donate For Charity work with my favorite nonprofit?

Donate For Charity is under contract with your favorite nonprofit. We are your favorite nonprofit’s authorized agent and we ensure that your nonprofit gets the maximum amount from your vehicle donation proceeds by individually managing the sale of every vehicle at one of numerous auction locations throughout the country.
Your selected charity will receive between 70-80% of the net proceeds from the sale of your car depending on the sale amount (the percentage increases as the sale amount increases).

How do I donate my car?

It’s simple. Either call our toll-free number (866) 392-4483 or click on the link to our car donation form. You will need to provide us with the year, make, model and approximate mileage of your vehicle. In addition, you will need the vehicle identification number (VIN) which is a 17-digit number found on your registration, title or insurance policy. It can also be found on your car, near the base of the windshield, usually the left-hand side.

What do other Donors have to say about the program?

Please view these YouTube Testimonials  Donor Video Testimonials

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