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Why Donate to Cars for Kids?

Dec 24, 2022

Cars For Kids is a charitable organization that places an emphasis on supporting our future--our precious children. With generous car donations made each year from  - donors nationwide, all vehicle and car donations significantly change the lives of at-risk youth and their families, providing them with educational opportunities that allow them to reach for their dreams.

About Cars for Kids

Cars For Kids is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization established in 1992 with the mission of dropout prevention and helping at-kid youth graduate high school. As the original “Cars for Kids”, they accept car or vehicle donations from anywhere in the United States.  All net proceeds from donations are dedicated to helping teenagers facing adverse situations rise above their challenges and earn their high school diploma. Every diploma equals a life changed and a brighter future for us all.

Donating to Cars for Kids

Cars For Kids takes any make or model car in any condition. In addition, the organization also accepts all sorts of vehicles such as trucks, boats, Vans, SUVs, RVs, ATVs motorcycles, jet skis, trailers, and other motorized vehicles. Those giving can take advantage of free towing services, with money raised going to provide educational resources and opportunities for kids in desperate need of support. Donations fund not only education, but also food, clothing, childcare, and medical care such as eye examinations.

Why Donate Your Car?

Selling a used car or other vehicle might seem like an attractive option to make some money, but there are even better reasons to consider donating to Cars for Kids’ charitable cause. Consider all the ways that your generous gift will make a difference for some worthy teen and for yourself:

  • Changing Lives Through Education
  • $50 Gift Card
  • Maximum IRS Tax Deduction
  • Simple Donation Process w/ Free Towing
  • Free Up Garage Space
  • Avoid Hassle of Selling or Costly Repairs
  • Take Pride in Knowing that You Made a Difference!

Changing Lives Through Education

100% of the profits from the sale of used cars and vehicles help teenagers at-risk graduate high school. Many of these kids lack the structure to succeed in traditional educational settings. Funds generated from charitable car donations provide an environment in which these kids can excel and thrive.

With a diploma in hand, these young adults can then go on to college or trade school and pursue a better life thanks to the generosity of caring donors.

You'll Get a $50 Gift Card

 As a show of appreciation for your generous donation, you will receive a $50 gift card. This token can be used to purchase clothing, food, entertainment, or whatever you like.

Receive Maximum IRS Tax Deduction

Your donation to our car donation charity is 100 percent deductible; you'll see significant savings on your taxes, putting money in your pocket while doing good for others. Simply keep the receipt and copies of paperwork to validate your donation claim, and your accountant will help you earn money back for your generous gift.

Simple Car Donation Process w/ Free Towing

Schedule free towing and pick up when it works for you with our complimentary towing service. As you donate a vehicle, you free yourself from costly disposal and maintenance repairs, while we help you with all the necessary paperwork needed to make the transaction legal. From start to finish, the entire process is headache and hassle-free. Simply call or contact our organization from our website, and we will lead you through all the necessary steps to donate.

Free Up Garage Space

Don’t let that old car or truck take up valuable space in your garage, driveway, or carport. Donate to Car for Kids and free up additional space that can be used for storage or useful purposes.

Avoid Hassles of Selling or Costly Repairs

Selling a car or vehicle can often be inconvenient and time-consuming. You can avoid the hassle of marketing, haggling, and scheduling associated with selling a car by simply donating to Cars for Kids.

In addition, repairing a car is often more arduous and expensive than the vehicle is often worth. Cars for Kids will accept any vehicle running or not.

Take Pride in Knowing that You Made a Difference!

Cars For Kids is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization with a “Top Rated” status from Great Nonprofits. There are several reasons to donate your car or vehicle, but helping kids get an education is by far the most important. When you make a car donation to Cars for Kids, you can take pride in that you are making a difference and truly changing lives.

How to Donate a Car or Vehicle?

Donating a car or vehicle to Cars For Kids is easier than you might think. Call the organization directly or visit www.CarsforKids.org to submit your information via the website. We'll come and pick up your car, truck, or other vehicle hassle-free once you've scheduled a time that works for you.

At the time of your scheduled pickup, you'll be provided a temporary receipt that can be used to start the tax education process. One of our dedicated title professionals will contact you to lead you through the process of transferring a title easily and efficiently. Your car will then be inspected and repaired by our qualified staff members in preparation for resale. If it is determined that your donation cannot be restored and repaired, it will still qualify for sale under the "salvage" category.

Your vehicle will then be placed at auction, and once it sells, you'll receive a 1098 C tax form that gives you all the necessary paperwork to finalize your tax deduction documentation. Rest assured that you've done something wonderful that will have long-reaching effects on teens and their families hoping to take advantage of educational opportunities and career pathways. Cars For Kids provides kids in need with the funding, resources, and educational environment needed for disadvantage kids to succeed.

Make a Cash Donation

If you don’t have a car or vehicle to donate to Cars for Kids, you support their cause in other ways. You have the option to support our charity through gifts of financial support as well. Cash donations can be made one time only or set up on a recurring monthly basis, with all proceeds going to support kids and families in need. Regardless of what form your gift takes, remember that 100 percent of your financial support is tax-deductible, so you're giving and receiving in a transaction that benefits all involved.

Cars for Kids has been helping at-risk youth and their families with their generous financial donations and services that offer greater educational opportunities to enhance and enrich future career paths. As the original Cars for Kids, they have been helping kids earn their diplomas for over three decades.

Write Off The Car, Not The Kid!

 Cars for Kids has been helping at-risk youth and their families with their generous financial donations and services that offer greater educational opportunities to enhance and enrich future career paths. As the original Cars for Kids, they have been helping kids earn their diplomas for over three decades. Make a difference and contact us today to learn how you can Write Off The Car, Not The Kid!