DONATE A CAR, BOAT, TRAILER

Have an unwanted car, boat or trailer taking up space in your driveway? Consider donating it to St. Vincent de Paul to support our programs! Vehicle donations are tax deductible, and SVdP covers all towing and administrative costs. Vehicle donations are coordinated through our National St. Vincent de Paul offices. Please click this link to https://svdpusa.careasy.org/home , or call 800.322.8284

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, but the car must have all of its parts (tires, mechanical components, etc.) and be towable. 

A signed title and registration card. If you don’t have the title, you can obtain an Application for Replacement Title from the local DMV, either in person or online; simply fill out the application and give it to the towing company. The vehicle’s keys should also be given to the towing company at the time of pickup.

No. You can make special arrangements when you talk with the towing company.

Donated vehicles are sold at auction. Funds from the auction sales support our emergency food, rent, and utility assistance programs.

A temporary receipt will be left with you when the vehicle is picked up. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name and the year, make, and model of the vehicle you are donating. A final acknowledgement, including the auction date and sale total, will be mailed to you from SVdP. This will be your receipt for your charitable contribution.

To calculate your maximum tax deduction, please refer to your final donation receipt from SVdP. If your vehicle sold for $500 or under, the maximum amount you may claim is $500. If it sold for more than $500, you can complete a tax form 1098-C to claim the full gross sale amount. Further instructions will be included with your receipt if you qualify for this larger deduction.