Donate a Vehicle

You can send your car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat to the rescue through our vehicle donation program! Donated vehicles can be picked up all across the United States, and your donation is tax-deductible.

We are pleased to accept donations of vehicles, in any condition, to help support our lifesaving programs and services. Please note that boats must be in fair to good condition and on a road-worthy trailer.

Vehicle Donation FAQ

Important Details

We are able to pick up donated vehicles usually within 1-2 business days – at a time and place convenient for the donor. Same-day pickup can sometimes be arranged. Pickup and towing is always free for the donor. 

Accepted vehicle donations may include: Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Vans, Motorcycles, Boats & Other Watercraft, RVs & Campers, ATVs, Non-Commercial Airplanes, Snowmobiles, Golf Carts, Motorized Wheelchairs, Riding-Lawn Mowers, Tractors, Farm equipment, and More! 

We accept vehicles in most – but not all – conditions. Vehicles can be either running or non-running. 

Vehicle donations are 100% tax deductible. 

What is the Process?

The process is simple: 
– Call our 24/7 Vehicle Donation Phone Line: (866) 829-2918. 
– We schedule a pickup of your vehicle.
– We mail you your tax deduction information. 

Once you have submitted your vehicle’s information, a towing company will be in touch with you to arrange for pickup of your vehicle at no charge to you. Typically, vehicles are picked up within two to three business days.

After the vehicle has been picked up, you will receive a receipt and the car will be sold at auction. Within 30 days of sale, you will receive a letter along with IRS form 1098C indicating the sale amount of the vehicle for tax purposes. Proceeds from the sale of your vehicle, minus a small fee to cover towing and auction expenses, will be sent directly to the Richmond SPCA.

What are the tax benefits of donating my vehicle? 

When you donate your vehicle, you may deduct the fair market value up to $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you may deduct the full selling price. After the vehicle is sold, you will receive a letter to be used for tax purposes. 

How long does it take to donate my vehicle online/by phone? 

It takes less 5-minutes to complete your donation online or by phone.
Just be sure to know your vehicle’s year, make, model, and where the vehicle is located. 

When will my vehicle be picked up? 

We will arrange for your vehicle to be picked-up (for free) usually within 1-2 business days at a time that is convenient for you. We always call you 1-hour before to confirm pick-up. 

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