Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why donate to Charity Cars instead of the "other guys"?

A: The "other guys" are almost always for profit companies running a car donations program for one or more charities. Usually the for profit company retains the lion's share of the proceeds of the sale of the vehicles at auction, with the charity receiving in many instances, less than 10% of the donation. 100% of the proceeds from vehicles donated via the 1-877-Charity Program are donated to the charity of the donors choice. (Normal towing and auction fees are deducted from proceeds).

Q: Will there be any cost to the donor for towing?

A: No.

Q: What can I donate?

A: Cars, vans, trucks, RV's and boats, as long as you have clear title and the vehicle is whole (not stripped of doors, hoods, etc.)

Q: Can I donate a vehicle that hasn't run in years?

A: Yes! Charity Cars will accept whole vehicles in any condition (Exceptions include older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing)

Q: How long does it take to get my vehicle picked up?

A: The same day you provide our donations representatives with your information, we will contact our towing service which will phone you within 24-48 hours to establish a convenient time to pick up your vehicle.

Q: Can this process be expedited?

A: In most instances, we are able to accommodate you if you need to have your car picked up sooner. Just explain the situation to our donation representative.

Q: Is Charity Cars a non-profit organization?

A: Yes, Charity Cars, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation FED ID# 59-3362703.

Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?

A: Donations to Charity Cars, Inc. are tax-deductible, but as with all questions pertaining to your specific tax situation, you should consult your tax-advisor.

Q: How does the tax-deduction work?

A: Since all vehicles donated through this website will be sold, the IRS rules concerning this type of transaction allow the donor to claim a deduction of (a) The value of your vehicle up to $500 or (b) if we sell you vehicle for more than $500 we will send you notification of the amount you may deduct.

Q: Where do you pick up vehicles?

A: Anywhere in the United States.


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