Donate Your Vehicle
Car Donation Program
How to Donate Your Car
- Complete the Vehicle Pick-Up Request form online
- Once we have received the form, a towing service will call you within four business days to schedule an appointment to pick-up your car
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What can I donate?
A:We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RV's. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call our processing service center toll-free at 1-800-513-6560 seven days a week.
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A:Unite In Peace is an IRS non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to Unite In Peace are tax deductible. Individual tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional to determine how you may benefit.
Q: What do I need to donate my vehicle?
A:The car program would like the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it please call anyway. It is possible that other arrangements can be made. Please call the processing service center toll-free at 1-800-513-6560 seven days a week.
Q: My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?
A:The car program is able to accept most vehicles, running or not. The only way to know for sure if your vehicle can be accepted is to have you complete and submit the "Vehicle Pick-Up Request" form. However, the condition of your vehicle will affect the fair market value of your donation.
Q: How is the value of my car determined?
A:The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of (a) the value of your vehicle up to $500 or (b) if we sell the vehicle for more than $500 we will mail you a postcard with that value for your tax purposes.
For additional information, the IRS provides a Donor's Guide to Car Donations which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property. Here is a link to IRS Publication 4303 - A Donor's Guide to Car Donations. You need Adobe Reader to view this file - click here to download the free Reader.
Q: How will the car be picked up?
A:The processing service center will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at a scheduled time.
Q: How long will it take to pick up my car?
A:Once we've received the completed "Vehicle Pick-Up Request" form, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment within three or four business days at the most. If you need your car picked up sooner, please call toll-free at 1-800-513-6560 seven days a week, maybe the processing service center will be able to make those arrangements upon request.
If you have any further questions about Unite In Peace Car Donation Program, please contact Michele Little at michele@UniteInPeace.org 888-734-3137