If you're thinking about making a car donation, you have three things to think about. One, is your donation making a positive impact? Two, what will happen to your car after your donation is made? Three, will your donation make a difference to your bottom line?
While a small fraction of cars that come into car donation charities are refurbished so that someone can have a car for the first time in their lives, most car donation gifts end up being sold for scrap metal. If you want your car donation to make the biggest difference, hunt down the charities that fix up donated cars so that your fellow Americans can get to work and have some freedom of movement.
Two, most car donation programs simply scrap donated cars, get as much as they can for the scrap, and pay little attention to the environment. If you're interested in car donation, and you have a Green bone in your body, take the time to ask what will happen to you car after you donate it.
Three, car donation is usually the result of two factors; the need to get rid of an old junk car, and the typically American desire to do good. The parallel benefit of car donation is a tax deduction. Make sure that you understand the value of your car donation before you commit to it.
There is no difference between car donations made to charities vs. not for profits when it comes to tax benefits. The point is that clothes, house wares, and car donations are very similar; we mean well, and we hope to get a tax benefit. Take the time to ensure thatyour donation accomplishes what you want.
If you are interested in making a car donation or may want to give to cars for kids or just looking for car charities, we can help.
Your car donation is dedicated to addressing the needs of children and their families, including their education, emotional, material and spiritual needs. Although we are a Jewish organization and most of the donations go to help Jewish children, we also contribute to non-Jewish charities. If you would like the proceeds of your donation to go to a specific charity of any denomination, please ask one of our representatives