Used Car Donation : How to Donate an Old Car

Used Car Donation : How to Donate an Old Car


Hi, my name is Luz Luis, and I’m here to tell
you how to donate your old car to charity. There’s probably no better way to get rid
of an old car than give it to a charitable organization. It’s a socially responsible
way of recycling, and also benefiting a local charitable mission in your area with a car
that you don’t know what to do with. It’s really easy to donate a car, but the first
step is actually choosing the charity that you’d like to benefit. You’re going to need
to find that charity, call em’ on the phone, and ask em’ if they accept old cars. You have
to give em’ the year, make, and model of the car, and make sure that that old car is acceptable
to their organization. Usually, that charity will have a special 1-800 number or a website,
but again, you want to get that phone number and the website from the charity itself. In
checking out the charity you want to make sure that at least seventy five percent of
the sales proceeds of your vehicle go directly to that organization. Never donate to a charity
that is accepting less than seventy five percent of the sales proceeds. There’s a lot of for
profit lookalike charity organizations who will take your car, especially your old car,
but they’re not really benefiting the charities more than five and ten percent. You want to
make sure that the charity’s receiving less than, no less than seventy five percent of
your car donation. They’ll probably want you to find a title. Sometimes, vehicles older
than twenty five years old may not have titles in the state where you’re wanting to donate
your car, so again, contact the charity and ask if the year, make, and model of your vehicle
requires a title for donation. But, in most cases you will need to find the title even
for an old car that doesn’t run. So, call the charity that you’d like to donate your
car to, get the phone number and the website from them, ask if they’ll accept a car older
than whatever the year of your vehicle is, and go through the donation process by submitting
your name, address, year, make, and model of the car, and the contact name and address
of where the vehicle is located. And then, they’ll give you instructions about how to
handle the title. But, the most important thing is make sure to sign the title on the
back side; excuse me, or on the title to release your ownership of the car, and then make sure
that the buyer or the new owner section is filled out with the name of the charity you
intend to donate. So again, to donate an old car just make sure that the charity accepts
a car of your make, and the the particular year, make, and model you’re intending to
donate. Make sure that you like that charity, and you believe in their charitable program,
and that they’re accepting at least seventy five percent of the proceeds of the sale of
your vehicle. And then, go through their donation process by submitting your donation information
and submitting your title.

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