When choosing a car donation program, there are a variety of factors to consider. First, the vast majority of used cars that end up in donation programs are there because of a mix of three factors;
Charities who have a car donation program frankly care little why you donate, as long as they get vehicles that they can turn into help for the cause they represent. On the other hand, your priorities will help you choose the right car donation charity for you.
If you're looking to do the most good for charity, look for the organization that has the lowest administrative and marketing costs. There are a variety of charity rating organizations that can help, but simple asking a charity donation program how your car will benefit them is often more illuminating. If you just want to get rid of an old used car, you only need to find a car donation program that has free pick up and auto removal in your area. Unless you live in a very remote or rural area, it's unlikely that there aren't at least a few car donation charities to choose from.
Lastly, if you're looking to maximize the tax deduction associated with your auto donation, you need to do a bit more research. Current Federal tax law limits the tax deduction to $500 unless you are able to provide a significant paper trail to support it. You'll most likely need a CPA to help you maximize the tax savings, but the short version is that you'll need a sophisticate car donation program that is able to track what value was actually generated by your auto donation.
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