Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about our vehicle donation program. If it's easier, you can always call us at
What can I donate to Donate Local?
Pretty much anything with wheels or a rudder. Cars, trucks, trailers, RVs, boats, golf carts and in some cases motorcycles and riding mowers. If you're not sure if your vehicle qualifies, just give us a call. We're pretty friendly, and we can accommodate most donation pick ups.
Is it true my donation is tax deductible?
In nearly all cases the answer is yes. On our side, all of our charity partners are qualified non-profit charity organizations, and donations to any of them are tax deductible. As a donor, you may want to verify with your tax preparer the benefit you will receive.
Can I still donate my vehicle if I can't locate the title?
The short answer is probably yes. If you can't locate the title to the vehicle, just give us a call (toll free, of course) and we will work with you to figure it out. If you want to donate the vehicle, we can usually come up with a solution that is not a hassle for you.
Can I donate my car if it doesn't run?
You bet. With cars and trucks, we will go as far as 150 miles to pick up your vehicle, whether it runs, or not. For boats, trailers, RVs and other types of vehicles it's best to give us a call so we can be sure to send out the right equipment for pick-up.
How do I get my vehicle to you?
We will come to you and pick it up. Just pick up the phone, or fill out our online donation pick up form, and we will pick up your vehicle. It's really that easy. We will schedule the pick up for a time that is convenient for you.
Who determines the donation value of my vehicle?
The donation value of your vehicle, as outlined by the IRS, is the greater of $500 or the documented sale price of the vehicle. Donate Local is committed to delivering the greatest benefit possible to our charity partners on every vehicle donated, so we will do what we can to shine up and tune up the vehicle. That way, the cars sells for more, and you get a bigger tax benefit based on a higher documented sale price.
How will Donate Local pick up my car?
We wish we had one of those Star Trek transporters - we are working on it. However, until that project is complete we will rely on our vehicle towing and transport partner, Ace In The Hole Towing, to pick up your vehicle. Ace in the Hole has the special towing equipment needed to pick up vehicles of all shapes and sizes, regardless of condition.
Does Donate Local need much advance notice to schedule a donation pick up?
A little notice helps, like a day or two, but if you are short on time and need a vehicle picked up lickity split, we can usually get it done.
How do i schedule a pick up?
You can call us, or you can fill out our online donation form. Either way, we will reach out to you and schedule a pick up time that works for you.