Frequently Asked Questions:
Why donate a vehicle or vessel?
How do I donate a vehicle, vessel or property?
How does my vehicle or vessel donation benefit the charity?
How does donating a car or boat benefit my taxes?
How long does it take to pickup my donation?
What happens to my car after it's picked up?
Do I have any liability after the vehicle/vessel is picked up?
What kinds of donations can the charity accept?
WHY DONATE A VEHICLE OR VESSEL?
* Free pickup, whether the vehicle or vessel is running or not.
* No hassles! No calls, questions, or price haggling to sell your car or boat.
* No strangers coming to your home, no worries about liability, no emissions check required.
* Avoid confusing paperwork, title transfers, etc.
* Qualifies for IRS Tax Deduction.
HOW DO I DONATE A VEHICLE, VESSEL OR PROPERTY?
To start, all you need to do is fill out an online application or give us a call! We will forward your information to a local towing company and they will call you right away to pickup your donation. You will receive a donation receipt and if your donation sells for more than $500 you will receive an IRS Tax Form 1098C.
HOW DOES MY VEHICLE OR VESSEL DONATION BENEFIT THE CHARITY?
In these economic times every dollar donated to the charity helps to fund programs serving the homeless and economically disadvantaged. Your donated vehicle or vessel will be sold at auction and the net proceeds will be returned to the charity.
HOW DOES DONATING A CAR OR BOAT BENEFIT MY TAXES?
Your vehicle donation or vessel donation qualifies as a tax deduction. If the market value of your donated car or boat is less than $500, all you will need to take a deduction is your donation receipt. If your donated car, truck, van, SUV, boat, etc, sells for more than $500 we will send you an IRS Form 1098C and you may write off the value of your donated item up to the full sale price.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PICKUP MY DONATION?
Sometimes it can be picked up the same day you call! You will receive a call from the towing company within 24 hours. Let them know when its convenient for you to have the car picked up. Let them know if you are in a hurry and they will make arrangements to schedule you for pickup as quickly as possible, sometimes that can be the same day!
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CAR AFTER IT'S PICKED UP?
Donated vehicles and vessels are towed to a local auction where they are sold to raise money to support our programs. The auction transfers title to the vehicle in accordance with local State regulations. Some older vehicles, especially those that are not running, may be sold directly to a salvage yard.
DO I HAVE ANY LIABILITY AFTER THE VEHICLE/VESSEL IS PICKED UP?
The auction will transfer title to the buyer, who will then be responsible for any liability. Some states require that you file a notice (Release of Liability,transfer of Ownership, ect.) with the state department that handles motor vehicles(Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Revenue, ect.) to show that ownership has been transferred. We recommend that you file that form. In some states you are responsible to return the license plates and/or notify your insurance company. We suggest you follow recommended procedures in your state.
WHAT KIND OF DONATIONS CAN THE CHARITY ACCEPT?
Vehicles: Cars, Trucks, Vans, Commercial Trucks/Vans, SUVs, Motorcycles, etc.
Rvs: Recreational Vehicles, Trailers, Fifth Wheel, etc.
Vessels: Sailboats, Motorboats, Row Boats, Personal Watercraft, Jet skis, etc.
Misc: Riding Lawn Mowers, Tractors, etc.
Property: Vacant lots and other undeveloped properties, Residential buildings, Commercial buildings, etc.
FAST AND EASY TO DO!
All you have to do is fill out an online application (or give us a call 866-617-2977). Your vehicle/vessel will be scheduled for pickup right away. You will receive a donation receipt as required by IRS regulations.We do not accept donations in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey or Pennsylvania