Donated car

Where can I donate my old car?

Hammers. Nails. Drills. These are the things most people might list when they think about what is needed to help families build or improve a place to call home. But did you know that the list also includes cars, trucks, boats and motorcycles?

Through Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program, donated vehicles raise money to help more families. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle are used by your local Habitat to build and repair affordable homes. Just a few clicks online can get your donation in process. Someone will even come and get the vehicle for you.

At Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley, the Cars for Homes program has been a successful way to raise money that continues to grow. Krista Morgenthaler, senior vice president of development and communications, says it’s “a way for people to donate when maybe a cash donation doesn’t make sense” and affirms that vehicle donations are helping them to build more homes.

And she isn’t the only one.

“Cars for Homes is a great opportunity for us,” says Wendy Cullinan, resource development director for Habitat Cape Cod. “Our donations stay right here on the Cape to put families into affordable homes.”

Longtime Habitat volunteer and supporter Rick Damato made such a donation when he gave his 2003 Toyota Avalon.

Damato, who lives in Gwinnett County, Georgia, says he found his car donation to be a smooth process. “It was painless from my end, a little paperwork,” he says.

Think this sounds like an opportunity for you? View our slideshow to see some of the vehicles Habitat has received and learn more about how to donate today!

It doesn’t matter how many miles the vehicle has on it, your old car can help Habitat build a new home.
A vehicle donation through Habitat’s Cars for Homes program, including RVs, raises money for homes to be built in the local community.
Vehicles with two wheels can also raise money. Donors of any vehicle can specify what work they would like their gift to support.
The name of the program is Cars for Homes, but boats also raise money and can help more families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
More than $20 million has been raised for Habitat through the Cars for Homes program.
Money raised for Habitat through vehicle donations like this one stays in the communities where the donation is made.
You want to talk about fast? Donated vehicles are typically picked up within two to three days after the title is received.
Did you know a vehicle doesn’t have to be able to run in order to be donated? Cars for Homes accepts disabled vehicles; all that is required is that the car be in one piece and have four inflated tires to get it onto a trailer.
Donors can receive a tax deduction based on the value of the donated vehicle.
Some donated vehicles can be of use to Habitat ReStores or during the construction process. In those cases, the vehicles will go into service instead of being sold.
When it’s time to say goodbye to a car that’s served you well, let it serve another family!
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It doesn’t matter how many miles the vehicle has on it, your old car can help Habitat build a new home.
A vehicle donation through Habitat’s Cars for Homes program, including RVs, raises money for homes to be built in the local community.
Vehicles with two wheels can also raise money. Donors of any vehicle can specify what work they would like their gift to support.
The name of the program is Cars for Homes, but boats also raise money and can help more families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
More than $20 million has been raised for Habitat through the Cars for Homes program.
Money raised for Habitat through vehicle donations like this one stays in the communities where the donation is made.
You want to talk about fast? Donated vehicles are typically picked up within two to three days after the title is received.
Did you know a vehicle doesn’t have to be able to run in order to be donated? Cars for Homes accepts disabled vehicles; all that is required is that the car be in one piece and have four inflated tires to get it onto a trailer.
Donors can receive a tax deduction based on the value of the donated vehicle.
Some donated vehicles can be of use to Habitat ReStores or during the construction process. In those cases, the vehicles will go into service instead of being sold.
When it’s time to say goodbye to a car that’s served you well, let it serve another family!