CAR DONATION PROGRAM

Accepts donated vehicles in an effort to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy full participation in the community.

DONATE A RIDE FOR PRIDE

The program's goal is to grant the same respect, equality, and security to individuals with disabilities as every member of society through vehicle donation. The Arc accepts cars, vans, trucks, boats with a trailer, and recreational vehicles seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s as simple as filling out the car donation form, or speaking to a customer service operator at 877-272-2270.

You will need to provide the year, make and model of the vehicle, the general condition, vehicle identification number, and have the title and lien in hand. 

 

The Arc will take care of the rest and arrange a convenient time for free auto towing. Your tax form will be mailed to you as a “Non-Cash Charitable Contributions” and arrive within four to six weeks.

If you submit the donation form, you will receive an e-mail notification and a local towing agency will call you within 24 hours to make any towing arrangements before picking up your donated vehicle.

 

We value your personal privacy, and we will NOT sell, loan, or give your personal information to a third-party company except for the sole purpose of processing your car donation.

 

MAXIMIZE TAX DEDUCTION

 

Car donations made to a charitable non-profit organization are tax-deductible. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique.  

 

In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the total deduction claimed on the tax return exceeds $500, Form 8283 “Non-Cash Charitable Contributions” must also be completed and attached.

 

To learn more about what a donor's responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the “Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations” found in IRS Publication 4303.

 

BENEFITS

  • Donate your automobile from anywhere in the country

  • Free towing whether your vehicle is running or not

  • Eliminates the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car, as trained staff handle all the details

  • Potential IRS tax deduction

  • Supports The Arc’s vision for a world where individuals with disabilities are fully included—your donation directly supports advocacy, programs, and services

The Arc partners with Melwood Charity Car Donation Center, a non-profit agency, to manage and operate our car donation program. Since 1963, Melwood has provided job training and employment to more than 2,000 individuals with disabilities.

SUE LITERA

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS

315-363-3389 ext. 1616
sue.litera@arcofmc.org

©2020 by The Arc Madison Cortland.