Donating your car, truck, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier! ACTS has partnered with Charitable Adult Rides and Services (CARS) for those wishing to donate their unused vehicles, which in turn goes to fund our client-centered programs here. Here's how it works:
1. Fill out the application below. A representative from CARS will contact you within 2-3 business days to set a convenient appointment time for pick up. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, please call them toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (7433) as they may be able to make those arrangements. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to their sale location. You will be provided a Donation Receipt by the tow driver at the time of pick up.
2. The Vehicle is Sold. CARS has sales locations where they evaluate each vehicle. When it is cost-effective, they make major and/or minor mechanical repairs. They use auction houses to sell the majority of their vehicles. Their goal is to ensure that ACTS receives the maximum amount of money for each donation that they receive.
3. CARS Provides all Necessary Tax Deduction Receipts and Forms. Within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle, you will receive a thank you letter which you may use as a tax receipt. This may be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for $500 or less. If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500, they will mail you an additional receipt known as "IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes" if your tax identification number has been provided.
ACTS does not accept new or used vehicles for donations to our clients due to liability issues. The professionals at CARS make sure that you vehicle is safe and ready to drive before a sale is made. Thank you so much for your support, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (703) 441-8606.