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Vehicle Donation

Humane Rescue Alliance

Donate your old car or boat to help save lives!

Do you have a car taking up space in your garage? A docked boat that has seen better days? The Humane Rescue Alliance has partnered with cars to process donated vehicles on our behalf. Please call this toll free number (855) 500-7433 and a representative will answer any questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I donate?
All vehicles are considered! We strive to accept all types of donated vehicles (running or not) including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, and most other motorized vehicles. To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete our secure online vehicle donation form, or call us during regular hours of operation. We accept vehicles, running or not. However, it must be in one piece and towable, have an engine, and be tow truck accessible.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes; vehicle donations are tax-deductible. Individual tax situations vary. For specific tax- related questions, please consult your tax advisor or refer to IRS Publication 4303.

How is value of my vehicle and tax deduction determined?
Most vehicles are sold through local wholesale auctions, and we work to get the highest return per vehicle for you and for our nonprofit. If a vehicle is sold for more than $500, the maximum amount of your deduction will be the sales price of the vehicle which will be listed on your IRS Form 1098-C.

A special rule may apply if the donated vehicle sells for $500 or less. In this case, a deduction for the lesser of the vehicle’s fair market value on the date of the contribution may be claimed, or $500, provided you have written acknowledgment (i.e. the initial donation receipt or the thank-you letter you receive once the donation process is complete).

Will my vehicle be picked up and how do I prepare?
A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. Please remove all personal belongings from the vehicle and have the title ready at the time of the pick-up (unless otherwise directed). The tow operator will pick up the title, keys and vehicle. Please wait to mark the title; the tow vendor will assist you in signing the title. In most cases, the tow operator will also provide a donation receipt.

For more FAQ’s please visit: https://www.careasy.org/nonprofit/Humane-Rescue-Alliance

Ready to make a donation?

Please fill out this online secure form or call (855) 500-7433 to schedule your donation pick-up and make a positive impact in the lives of homeless animals and their communities.

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