Donate Your Car, Motorcycle or Boat

Donate you car, motorcycle or boatDonate your car, motorcycle or boat and show your support for the work of The Viola Blythe Center!

Interested in donating your vehicle for a cause you believe in? It’s easy to make a contribution that supports The Viola Blythe Center’s efforts to help people in our community.

Here’s how it works:

Just call Toll-Free 1–877-TKT-4-CAR (877-858-4227), to speak to a representative of The Viola Blythe Center Vehicle Donation program, fill out our online car donation form, or e-mail at your convenience donations@charitableautoresources.com

Our Representative will schedule a pickup that’s convenient for you, and provide you with confirmation of your donation.

If the gross proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle are $500 or more and if you provide your social security number to our Representative at the time of your donation, you will also receive an IRS tax form 1098C stating the sale price of the vehicle. This amount is what you actually claim on the itemized tax return.

According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.

To donate your vehicle fill out the Car Donation form below.

To learn more about how to donate your car to The Viola Blythe Center, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Tax Questions

General Questions

What are the benefits of donating my car to The Viola Blythe Center?

The Viola Blythe Center benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.

You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.

Does my car have to be running to donate it?

In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Contact a representative at 877-TKT-4-CAR (877-858-4227) to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.

Do you only accept cars for donation?

Many types of motor vehicles are accepted including boats, motorcycles, trucks, and cars. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program toll free at 877-TKT-4-CAR (877-858-4227).

How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?

We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days. Call our representatives at 877-TKT-4-CAR (877-858-4227).

Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?

No. Special arrangements can be made by calling our representative.

What paperwork do I need?

The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title. Have your title with you when you call-in your donation. [Please note: a clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien].

Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?

For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.

What type of receipt will I receive for my vehicle when it is picked up?

When your vehicle is picked up, the tow truck driver will give you a document called a “pick-up receipt.” The pick-up receipt is a legal document and should be kept. Do not allow your vehicle to be picked up unless you are given a pick-up receipt. If you have any questions about this please call our toll-free number, 877-TKT-4-CAR (877-858-4227).

What if I receive legal notices?

In the rare event that you receive any notification of a lien sale, DMV actions or other activity related to your donated vehicle, please contact us at 877-TKT-4-CAR (877-858-4227) immediately for assistance.

Tax Questions

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, our driver will issue a receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not the final tax receipt if the sale price of your vehicle exceeds $500. This initial acknowledgement will indicate the donor’s name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the car being donated. It will be the only receipt if the vehicle sells for $500 or less. If that happens, it is up to the donor to determine the value of their deduction as long as it is $500 or less.

How do Federal vehicle donation laws affect my tax deduction?

For vehicles that sell for more than $500, donors are no longer responsible for determining the deductible value of their donation. Instead, they will receive IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes if the proceeds from the sale exceed $500, stating the amount of the gross proceeds from the sale of the donated vehicle. The amount listed on IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes will be the gross proceeds of the deductible donation.

What can I claim as a deduction?

According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.

An IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes will be mailed to the donor within 30 days of the sale. It will state the amount of gross proceeds received from the vehicle, provided the vehicle sold for more than $500 and if the donor provided their Social Security number. This will be the tax receipt for the charitable contribution.

If a vehicle sells for $500 or less, it will be up to the donor to determine the value of their deduction as long as that figure is $500 or less.