There Are Many Good Reasons to Donate Your Car to Charity

There Are Many Good Reasons to Donate Your Car to Charity

If you have an older car you are not sure what to do with, there are as many reasons to donate your car to charity as there are charities that accept them. The good news is that most charities have very few restrictions on the type of vehicles they take. In general, they require proof of ownership and ask that no major parts are removed from it and it is parked where the tow truck can get to it.

Your Car to Charity
Your Car to Charity

No matter what type of charity you are interested in helping, you will find one that will gratefully accept your car donation. Are you concerned about those who are victims of natural disasters or poverty in places like Haiti, Latin America, Africa, etc.? If so, you can donate your car to a number of charities that provide food, shelter, medicine, and education in these locations.

If you or a loved one has suffered from cancer, there are many cancer charities you can donate your car to. They range from those that provide funding for cancer research and prevention to those that help cancer victims navigate through the various treatment options available to them to those charities that specialize on certain cancers such as breast cancer, brain tumors, skin cancer, ovarian cancer, etc.

If your interest lies in supporting research, prevention or services into a particular disease, illness or injury the chances are good that there is a charity that can help in that area that will accept your car donation. There are hundreds of charities that use the proceeds from donated vehicles to fund research, prevention programs and other services for those with blindness, AIDS, developmental disabilities, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer's, brain tumors, autism, heart disease, asthma, mental illness, spinal injuries, kidney disease, alcoholism and drug dependence, etc.

If you are more inspired to assist the needy in your own community you can donate your car to your local food bank, homeless shelter or soup kitchen. You may also wish to consider your local shelter for abused women and children, agency for victims of crime or violence, violence prevention programs or programs to prevent child abuse.
There are also many youth-oriented charities you can help with your car donation. These charities provide services for newborns, education and reading services to low income and disadvantaged children, character building, after school activities, etc.
If the arts are more your passion, there are many museums, science and history centers, theatres, galleries, symphonies, etc. that will gladly accept your car donation.

If you would prefer to help animals that are many charities in that area you can donate your car to. They include shelters, zoos, wildlife refuges and rescue centers for dogs, horses, etc.
You can even donate your car to one of the many charities that provide support to seniors and their families suffering from Alzheimer's disease or dementia or who are in need of hospice services.

No matter where your particular passion lies, there is a charity that will be more than happy to take your car donation, sell it and use the proceeds to further their mission. In return for your generosity, you will receive a valuable tax deduction. Thus, you save money by helping the charity raise money.