Military and Veteran’s Organizations Accepting Car Donations

Car donation in support of our military and military veterans is easy. Choose from our list of charities that benefit those of our soldiers, leaders and armed forces today or start your car donation by clicking on the links below.

Learn more about a few of the military/veterans organization we work with:

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families.  Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation.  They are, in the words of our founder, the late Zachary Fisher, “our nation’s greatest national resource,” and they deserve all the help that our nation can provide.  The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in meeting this important national mission.

Fisher House Foundation

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation was founded in 1980 to provide support and assistance to personnel serving in the U.S. Special Operations Command.
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.
AMVETS Charities was created in 1948, with the goal of assisting our returning veterans from World War II by aiding in their readjustment back into civilian life. This goal has continued to this date
AMVETS Charities is continuing its commitment to freedom made by our veterans, past and present. Help us support our veterans with a vehicle donation. Without you, our veterans would face a far more difficult and uncertain future.
The DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, meets the special needs of veterans with specific disabilities – such as amputation and blindness – and aids and shelters homeless veterans.The Trust accepts gifts through workplace giving campaigns, including the Combined Federal Campaign and United Way, employee matching gift programs, and similar special giving arrangements, and provides a variety of direct services for America’s disabled veterans.

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Car Donation Helps Fight Back Against Cancer

New Report Tracks Growing Population of Cancer Survivors in the US

A first-ever report by the American Cancer Society – in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute – estimates there are 13.7 million cancer survivors alive in the US today, and that number will grow to almost 18 million by 2022. This includes everyone who’s ever had cancer, from the time of diagnosis for the rest of their life. The report, “Cancer Treatment & Survivorship Facts & Figures,” and an accompanying journal article in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians were released Thursday.

Read the full article here

It’s easy to donate a used car or other vehicle to the fight against cancer:

  • Simply complete our easy to use car donation form with basic information about you, your vehicle and where your vehicle’s pick-up location.
  • Once you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with information about how to properly transfer your title over.
  • Once our processing center receives your title, they can schedule the pickup of your vehicle in as little as 24 hours!

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The Car Donation Tips You Need to Know

1. Do your homework, find a charity through word of mouth, community work or causes that speak to you. Look into their work, research them on the Better Business Bureau site or through Charity Navigator. The charity of your choice, should be an IRS-approved 501(3)c) organization, visit the Internal Revenue Service’s Website for more information.

2. Ask questions, how much will your charity receive from the sale of your vehicle? How will car donation process work? Will you be eligible for a tax deduction? Asking questions early not only saves you hassle later, but the person who responds to your inquiries should be polite, friendly and knowledgeable.

3. If you can, ask if you can drop the car off, since most charitable organizations require a tow service to transport the donated vehicle to another facility, ask if it would help earn the charity more money if you dropped the car or other vehicle off yourself.

4. Fill out the title properly. Never, ever, leave your vehicle’s title blank during transfer of ownership time. Any organization worth their weight in gold, will not ask that you leave the title blank for supposed ‘ease of transferability’. Always fill out the appropriate transfer section of your title, using help from the organization or online resources.

5. Know your tax rights. Once you choose your 501(3)(c) organization to donate to, know that you can deduct the fair market value of the vehicle. Kelly Blue Book or other sources provide average retail values for vehicles sold privately; but donated vehicle values often differ. If you have a special, antique or unique donated vehicle, make sure you tell you organization about it. If you expect to get a certain value from the sale of your vehicle, make sure you ask the right questions so you won’t be disappointed with the fair market value later on.

6. Keep records. If your donation is worth more than $500, you’ll have to attach IRS Form 8283 to your tax return. If it’s worth more than $5,000, your documentation must include an outside appraisal. You’ll also need proof of the donation, such as a receipt from the charity and a copy of the title change.

7. Get excited. Donating a vehicle is an amazing way to support your favorite nonprofit. For more information on some of the most amazing nonprofit organizations we know, visit Car Donation Wizard, where we’ve taken all the guesswork out of donating a car.

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