Wheels For Wishes Home

Benefits Of Used Car Donation

January 3, 2013

Donating a used car to charity will not only save you the time and stress of selling or trading in a car, but it also grants the wish of a local child who longs to feel hope, strength, and joy once again.

Used car donation is easy and hassle free when you donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting your local Make-A-Wish. Our experienced Car Donation Representatives at Wheels For Wishes make donating a car easy and help you get the most out of your car donation, including a great tax deduction. Start the year off right with a car donation to charity while also getting a great car donation tax deduction.  

Save Time And Stress

One of the major pluses about donating a car to charity is that it saves you loads of time and stress that you would be dealing with if you had to sell or trade in your old car. When you sell a car, you have to drive around from dealership to dealership, just to show your car off and haggle over a sales price. Or you may decide to place an ad in the paper, which requires more time and even money. Both ways leave you stressed out and disappointed because you tend to feel like you’re not getting the most out of the car you spent so many years with.

If the car is a junker, you have to worry about how you are going to move the car or how you can make the car seem more presentable. Plus, if you live where it snows, you have to deal with keeping the car clean during the winter weather. When you donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, you don’t need to worry about any of these things.

Create A Greener World

When you donate an old vehicle, you are actually recycling your vehicle and reusing it in the best way possible. You are helping to create a cleaner and greener world, and you are even helping to create jobs!  When you donate a used car, you are helping the environment and the economy! Recycling a vehicle could provide enough steel to produce almost 13 million new automobiles, and it can create 46,000 jobs! During this economy, that is a huge way to give back to the world we live in! Car recycling is the 16th largest industry in the United States, so you are helping the industry get bigger and better when you contribute to it!

If you donate an old vehicle and it can’t be driven by a new owner, then the car will be completely reused and recycled. Each car part will be reused in one way or another. Donating a vehicle really does make a difference in making the world we live in a better place.

Help A Child In Your Area

One of the biggest perks to donating an old vehicle to charity is not only the fact that it creates a greener world, but it also grants the wish of a local child in your area. With many charities, you don’t know where your donation is going or who it will benefit. When you donate an old vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, we can guarantee that your donation will benefit your local Make-A-Wish, and will help a child in your very own community.

Your donation will benefit a child with a critical illness between the age of 2 ½ and 18 years old. When a child is given the opportunity to have their wish granted, they are able to feel hope, strength, and joy once again. A wish is something that can lift the spirits of a child and it creates a memory that will stay with them for a lifetime. You can be the person to donate an old car that will help to grant the wish of a child in your area. Who knows—you could even know the child somehow.

One of the greatest pluses about our car donation program is that your donation stays in your own community. Make-A-Wish has granted the wishes of over 250,000 children around the world, and you can be the one to help grant a wish of a child in your area. It’s something that you will always feel great about, and this reason alone goes above and beyond any other reason to getting rid of an old vehicle. If you need one major reason for donating a car to Wheels For Wishes, let this be it!

Get A Car Donation Tax Deduction

Wheels For Wishes is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 organization and allows you to get the most for your vehicle donation tax deduction. Plus, we make it easy to get you the maximum tax deduction for your vehicle donation to charity. When you donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, your car is either recycled or auctioned off, and proceeds benefit your local Make-A-Wish. Plus, we will take care of everything for you. We work with local towing companies and will schedule your free vehicle pick-up or tow. You can everything up to us.  

When your vehicle is sold, you will receive a 100% tax deductible receipt which states the amount of the sale. If your donated vehicle is sold for less than $500, you can claim the fair market value of your vehicle, up to $500 or the amount the vehicle is sold for.

If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500, you can claim the exact amount for which the vehicle is sold. As said before, in either case you will receive a 100% tax deductible receipt when your vehicle is sold. This will state the exact amount of the sale. Just make sure to save the receipt and deduct it from your taxes at tax time. For more information on getting your end of the year tax deduction, please visit our tax information page.

Donate Today

If you are ready to donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, visit our 2012 Guide To Donating Your Car To Charity, and we will tell you everything you need to know about car donation. It’s simple, so you can even give us a call right now 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. Both ways will only take a minute but will provide more benefits than you can imagine.

Excellent 9.3 out of 10
CDF also runs the following programs:
Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans, and Animal Car Donation benefiting animal rescue organizations.

Read More
CDF's mission is to help these benefitting charities fulfill their missions with proceeds from CDF's car donation programs. CDF and all benefitting charities are separate and unaffiliated 501c organizations.
© 2009 - 2024 Wheels For Wishes (Car Donation Foundation)
A federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization