Many people have old cars that don’t have enough value to sell. They may be broken and not worth fixing, or they may run but aren’t being driven regularly. If you have an old car that you aren’t using, consider making a vehicle donation to charity.

If you have a charity that you support, you can earmark your donation for that charity. The car will be picked up, within 24 to 48 hours of your call and the pickup is free. To donate a used car, you simply have to make a phone call and arrange to be available at the time the car is picked up, so that you may turn over the keys and title of the vehicle.

A car donation is tax deductible. When your car is picked up you will receive a statement of the value of your donation for use on your taxes. Often the credit you receive for your donation will exceed what you could have received by selling the car. So you can receive a nice credit on your taxes in return for your generosity.

If your car isn’t running, you probably won’t get very much by selling it for salvage, and many salvage companies will deduct the cost of picking up the vehicle from the amount you receive. In most cases, a vehicle donation will be better from a financial standpoint than a salvage sale. You receive a tax deduction and your charity receives a nice gift.

In addition to cars, charities accept trucks, vans, SUVs, boats and motorcycles as donations. Charities depend heavily on vehicle donation to raise funds and support their community efforts. Since the process of donating a car is so simple, it has become a very popular way to give. These gifts allow charities to continue their work in communities around the world.

So if you have a car that is just taking up space, that you don’t want to be bothered selling, consider making a gift of it to your favorite charity. Both you and the charity will benefit as well as some people you probably will never even meet.

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