how it works

It's free, easy and fast.
1You find a charity.Or call 1-800-237-5714.
2We pick up your vehicle.Free next day service.
3We help the charity sell the vehicle.You may be eligible for a tax deduction.
Donate your car to great cause

Donate a Car provides a hassle-free way of getting rid of an unwanted vehicle with no cost to you. It’s like making a tax-deductible donation to your favorite charity.


It’s all about choices too! No matter what Cause you are passionate about, whether it’s a health issue, a desire to protect the environment or the zeal to support our country’s veterans, Donate a Car offers you more charity choices than any other national car donation program!


So if you are wanting to upgrade your vehicle, or have a car taking up too much space, go ahead and donate it to charity. It is faster and easier than trying to sell your car, and it can make a huge difference to an important cause.  


How Does It Work?


1. Choose Your Cause

Go to our Find a Charity page and choose a cause you feel drawn to. It can be a national charity or one closer to your community. You can search by keyword, state or category. We have ensured that each nonprofit we have partnered with is a trusted charity and also meets the requirements for a car donation tax benefit.


2.  Provide Your Information

Fill out the “Donate Now!” form for the charity you have chosen with your contact information and the year, make and model of your vehicle. Then click the “I’m not a robot” and submit.  You can also give us a call at 1-800-237-5714 if you prefer to give your information over the phone.


3. Your Vehicle is Towed / Tax Benefit

We will contact you shortly to schedule your car to be towed for free. Your vehicle will be picked up at your home or work, wherever it’s convenient for you. We will handle all the paperwork and process your vehicle, ensuring all proceeds go to benefit the charity you selected. Then we will send you a vehicle donation tax receipt for your tax purposes. You may receive a tax benefit for your donation!


About Donate a Car


  • We accept cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, buses, RVs, farm equipment and more.
  • Donate a Car is the only national auto auction company to provide all-inclusive car donation service for our charity partners.
  • Donate with confidence. We are trusted by thousands of esteemed charities and powered by the largest national auto auction locations track in all of North America.
  • Over 400k vehicles donated and over $168 million donated for charities!
  • We make car donation FREE, EASY and FAST


Need more convincing to donate your car? Check out these 6 benefits of donating your car to charity. When you are ready, give us a call or visit our website to get started.