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.

It is hard to watch a loved one suffer from a debilitating disease, or not be able to receive the help and support they need from a disability. We all wish we could do more for those we see struggling. We can’t all donate an organ or give large sums of money.  Yet another way we can help is by donating a car to help a charity give that support, help and research. Car donations help charities in a big way.  


Donate-a-Car makes it easy to donate to your favorite charity, and possibly receive a credit on your taxes as well. Here are the simple steps below.


Getting Started


  • Call us at 1-800-237-5714 to begin.  Or visit our home page at
  • Choose the type of vehicle you are donating: car or truck, boat, RV, motorcycle or other.
  • Share the information about that vehicle: year, make a model.
  • Choose a charity to donate to from our large list of trusted charities.
  • Fill in the information about yourself so that we can contact you.


What Happens Next


  • We will coordinate with you a convenient time for the free towing of your car.
  • We help the charity sell your vehicle and they receive the proceeds from the sale.
  • We send you a receipt in the mail for tax purposes.


The money that your chosen charity receives from the sale of your donated vehicle allows them to assist those who suffer from diseases, help end animal cruelty, give needed support to our veterans, research for a cure, help those in need and so much more. You may be able to receive a tax deduction for your car donation. For over two decades, Donate-a-Car has been working and building relationships with the most trusted charities to ensure that your car donation goes to the most worthy Causes.


It feels good to do something to help someone else. Donating a car that you are not using anymore not only benefits a great charity, but helps you make a difference. It’s your car and you choose your cause.  Give us a call if you have any questions, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.