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 net proceeds from vehicles donated via the 1-877-Charity Program are donated to the charity of the donor’s choice. (Normal towing and auction fees are deducted from proceeds). Compare Programs Here.
Will there be any cost to the donor for towing?UniqueOps2021-09-05T16:31:49-04:00
The same day you provide our donations representatives with your information, we will contact our towing service and phone you within 24-48 hours to establish a convenient time to pick up your vehicle.
Can this process be expedited?UniqueOps2021-09-05T16:31:27-04:00
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 your vehicle for more than $500 we will send you notification of the amount you may deduct.
Where do you pick up vehicles?UniqueOps2021-10-29T15:16:19-04:00
Charity Cars generates the revenue needed to operate and provide this free service through corporate donations and the sale of vehicles from our own, completely separate car-donation / distribution program 800charitycars.org.
*Vehicles donated through this website will be sold, and 100% of the net proceeds received by Charity Cars will be forwarded to the IRS-Recognized 501-C-3 non-profit charity of the donor’s choice. (Typical auction and towing fees are deducted)