1) What types of vehicles can I donate?
Commercial vehicles, autos, cars, motorcycles and even
boats can be donated to our charity. You can even donate
vehicles that are not in running condition. The only
thing required to make a donation is a clear title of
2) Will I benefit tax-wise if I donate my car?
Your car donation is tax deductible. You will receive
a letter from us stating that you had donated the car.
However, individual cases produce individual tax benefits.
So it is better to take the advice of your tax advisor
to find out how much tax benefit you can claim.
3) Is it possible for me to donate a car that has not
been run for years?
We accept any vehicle that is in running condition
or not. You will know if your donation was accepted
within one day of sending the car donation form.
4) Do I have to bear any expenses when I donate my
No, all expenses of towing the car is borne by us.
5) Do I have any restrictions on the car I intend to
Yes, there are some restrictions. You will know if
your donation was accepted within one day of sending
the car donation form. It is necessary that you have
the title of the car you donate. Of course, it is also
necessary to have the keys of the car.
6) Am I prohibited from donating my car if I don’t
find the car title?
No, in case you don’t find the title of the
car, you can still donate the car. You have to get a
duplicate from the local Department of Motor Vehicles.
7) How long will it take for your people to come and
pick up the car?
Once we receive your request, we will send our people
to pick your car. This may take 2 – 5 days; however,
the towing service will contact you in advance to make
the necessary arrangements.
8) Is it necessary for me to be present when the car
I donate is to be picked up?
In case the car you donate is on the street, it will
be better to have someone present when we come to pick
the car. However, if the car is in your driveway, and
can be reached by a large tow truck, then you need not
be present. But you will have to inform the towing service
of where the keys and title can be found.
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