Used Car Donation : How to Donate a Car in the NYC Area

Used Car Donation : How to Donate a Car in the NYC Area


Hi, my name is Luz Luis and I am with the
National Kidney Foundation and I’m going to be giving you a few tips about how to donate
a car in New York. The first most important step is to choose a charity. Call the charity
on the phone, ask them what their charitable mission is, find out how much money they spend
on their programs, and how much goes to overhead. You really shouldn’t donate to any charity
that has more than a twenty-five percent overhead. Also ask them if they take car donations,
and then ask ’em what that process is for car donation. Then you follow their instructions.
Usually they’ll give you a one-eight-hundred number or a website where you can donate.
You go to the website that they refer you to. You probably shouldn’t get a website or
a phone number out of the newspaper or off of the Internet without first confirming with
your charity of choice that that is in fact their car donation site or the car donation
phone number. The next step is probably to get your title. You will need a title to donate
a vehicle. If you don’t have a title, most of the time you can go to the DMV in your
area, or even the DMV website and apply for a duplicate title. When signing over a title
to the charity, you’ll need to make sure that you sign your name and date your signature
to release ownership, and very importantly, you’ll need to make sure that the buyers section
or the new owner section of the title has the name of the charity that you’re going
to donate to. Never leave that portion of the title blank. Then simply follow the directions
that they give you. Usually you’re going to have to give the name of the person who’s
going to get the tax receipt, give some information about the vehicle like the year, make and
model of the vehicle, what’s wrong with the car, and then once the information’s submitted,
they’re going to call you back and make arrangements to come out and pick up the vehicle. Depending
on the charity, it’s usually two to four days to go out and pick up the vehicle. If you
choose to donate your car to the National Kidney Foundation which is the country’s oldest
and most substantiated car donation program, all you need to do is call 1 (800) 488 CARS,
or you can donate on-line which is actually very simple. It’s kidneycars.org. And again,
you get out your title, you submit the information, they’ll come out and get the car and then
you can get a receipt that you can use for your tax purposes, if you itemize on your
taxes, you can use it as a tax deduction. So again, to donate your car to the Kidney
Foundation, you could call 1 (800) 488 CARS or donate on-line at kidneycars.org.

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