Thinking of selling or even junking your old car, RV, or boat? Why not donate it to the United Way of Tri-County?
Classics to Clunkers, running or not. We do everything for you and you have the potential to receive a tax deduction for your donation.
Your unwanted car, RV, or boat donation can make a big difference to the people we help.
Current registration is not required and free towing is available.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What can I donate?
We accept most vehicles and vessels including but not limited to cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RV's.
- My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?
Yes, we are able to accept most vehicles running or not (exceptions include some older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing).
- What do I need to donate my vehicle?
We would like the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it please call us anyway. It is possible that other arrangements may be made.
- Can you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?
Yes, we are able to pick up accepted vehicles in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.
- How will my car be picked up?
We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing company.
- How long will it take to pick up my car?
We will arrange for a towing company to contact you via telephone within three to four business days at the latest. If you need your car picked up sooner, please let us know as we are oftentimes able to accommodate rush orders as well.
- Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, vehicle and vessel donations made to bona fide charitable organizations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The United Way of Tri-County is listed with the IRS as a non-profit charitable organization. However, individual tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional to determine what if any tax benefit you may receive from a tax deductible donation.
- How does my tax deduction work?
The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of (a) the value of your vehicle up to $500 or (b) if we sell the vehicle for more than $500 we will mail you a completed IRS tax form 1098-C with that value for your tax purposes.
Here is a link to IRS Publication 4303 — A Donor’s Guide to Car Donations.
- How can I contact you to schedule a pick up?
Please call us toll-free Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm at 1-888-811-3291.
- How does United Way of Tri-County benefit from my donation?
After your vehicle donation has been picked up it will be evaluated by a automotive professional. The United Way of Tri-County retains 70% of the net sale of all vehicle donation sales.
For more information please call us toll free Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm at 1-888-811-3291.
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