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501(c)(3) nonprofit

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Fast & Convenient Pickup

Towing is always free.
Choose a pick up time & place that’s convenient to you.
Our tow trucks are fully licensed & bonded.

Maximum Tax Deduction

100% tax deductible.
Certified IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit.
Gold rated by GuideStar.

We Handle Everything

Don’t worry about smog, DMV or title paperwork… We’ll take care of all the details!

Our Veterans Thank You

Your donation goes to helping veterans with financial, housing & mental health needs.

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How it works

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Fill out our online form or call 866-639-9493.

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We'll call you today to arrange a pickup time.

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You'll receive a tax receipt and your donation will make a big difference in the lives of our veterans.

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Everything was great and on time! The logistics on the phone and towing pickup were perfect. Thanks guys, I definitely recommend this service and would use it again when the need comes up.

Paul W.

Dad wanted to donate his low mileage Ford Escort that needed mechanical work. We called, all the arrangements were easily made. Such an easy and smooth transaction.

B. Walker

Easy pickup and all documentation for taxes were received.

Carrie P.

Too good of a car to just let sit in shop. Help other Vet's. By doing what I did.

Ron B.

Great Service! Highly recommended.

Kevin P.

Easy to donate to a worthy cause.

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About the Charity

Your tax deductible donation will go a long way in continuing to support Veterans Helping Veterans Foundation, an IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit in its life saving work.
Financial Assistance
These brave men and women in uniform have fought selflessly.  We believe they should never go without food, housing, health care, work or respect.
Veteran Housing
Veterans returning home face many obstacles.  We're working to make sure homelessness is not one them.  They fought for us, now it’s our turn to fight for them.
Mental Health Awareness
Military service members and veterans are often reluctant to seek mental health care.  We bring awareness to veterans who suffer & help them thrive once again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Vehicle Donation Questions

What is the entire process for making vehicle donation?

We have made the vehicle donation process easy, fast and safe for vehicle donors.

[1] Contact us
Fill out the easy online vehicle donation form
or
Talk to vehicle donation specialist at American Auto Donation, call 866-639-9493 for help.

[2] Fast, free pick up for your vehicle
One of our vehicle processing specialist will arrange to have your vehicle picked at your convenience, at your location by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing partner.
vehicle pick up is always free and you will incur no costs for making you donation
If you need to change the pick up time, or have issues with the pick up please call 866-639-9493
At pick up our towing specialist will issue a receipt at the time of pick-up which is a release of liability and confirmation that your vehicle has been picked up. The receipt will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the vehicle you are donating.
This is your tax receipt if the sale value of your vehicle does not exceed $500.

[3] Save money on your taxes
Processing your picked up vehicle usually takes around 4 to 6 weeks but in some cases may take longer due to particular state title requirements or title laws.
Once your donation has sold you will be notified by email of the value of your donation. (If you do not have email, you will be notified by mail)
If your vehicle sells for more than $500 your receipt will be for the sale amount. Otherwise you can claim the fair market value of your vehicle up to $500.
You will be give a secure login account and you will be able to download all the documents you need to take a donation tax deduction.

[4] You helped veterans
Your tax deductible donation will go a long way in continuing to support Veterans Helping Veterans, an IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit in its life saving work.
VHV Foundation has worked with more than 4,000 services members with a mission of building resilience and restoring hope through various initiatives to strengthen emotional, mental, and physical health improvement. VHV Foundation primary mission is to bring awareness to suicide intervention, and homelessness within our veteran community.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

What are the benefits of donating my vehicle to a Veteran non-profit?

Some of the benefits of donating to a Veterans charity:

  • You get a fast & easy pick up of your vehicle by donation professionals
  • Help or give back to people who sacrificed so much for our nation
  • Turn that unwanted vehicle into an IRS tax deduction
  • Free up space in your garage or drive-way.
  • No need to pay hefty vehicle repair bills
  • Avoid the costs associated with selling your vehicle
  • No need to pay for advertising to try and sell your vehicle
  • Avoid privacy and possible security risk of having people come to your home
  • No more costs of vehicle registration and insurance

If you need assistance, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Can I donate my vehicle if it is not running?

Yes! You can donate almost any vehicle that doesn’t run to our charity.
If you have vehicle that hasn’t been in running condition for a while, fill out our online form or give us a call at 866-639-9493 and vehicle donation specialist will help you.
With some vehicles, where the cost to pick up the vehicle exceeds the value, we may have to decline the donation.

Do you accept abandoned vehicles?

Unfortunately we cannot accept abandoned vehicles.
Contact your local police to list the vehicle as abandoned or find out if a local junkyard can pick it up.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Can I donate vehicles whose owner passed away?

We can accept the vehicle if you have a copy of the death certificate and documentation that you are the official inheritor of the deceased’s vehicle.

Is there any expense involved on my part, like towing charges or smog check?

No, there is absolutely no cost to you for the vehicle pick up, towing or donation processing and we also take care of all DMV paperwork.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

In which states do you offer vehicle donation program?

We take donations Nationwide and we will come to your home or office at a time convenient to you. Pick up is always Free and there are no costs to you at all.

If you have questions about your state, or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle?

Most states require that you have a clear title to the vehicle; some states also require a notarized signature to complete a donation.
If your state requires a notary to sign the document, do not sign the title until you are in the presence of the notary.
If you cannot locate or have lost the Certificate of Title, we can help you obtain the proper documentation.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

What if I don't have the title for my vehicle?

It is possible to donate without the title. Please call one of our friendly vehicle donation specialists toll-free at 866-639-9493 and they will help you with your title questions.

Do I need a smog certificate or safety inspection in order to donate my vehicle?

No, we’ll can accept your vehicle donation even if it failed a smog test. We will take care of smog and inspections.
At pick up you will be given a receipt that releases you from future liability for you donated vehicle.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

How long will it take for you to pick up my vehicle?

Once you have contacted us, one of our representatives will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at your convenience by our professionally licensed, bonded and insured drivers.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

What vehicle types can I donated?

We accept all vehicle donations, and in most cases, we also accept boats, motorcycles, RV's, and campers and more.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Examples of vehicle types we accept are:
CARS: Classic Car, Sports Car, Luxury Car, Speciality Car, Antique Car, Auto, Automobile, Vehicle, SUV.
BOATS: Yacht, Dinghy, Vessel, Rowboat, Trawler, Sailboat, Houseboat, Motorboat, Speedboat, Camper Boat, Fishing Boat, Pontoon Boat, Boston Whaler, Bowrider Boat, Catamaran, Cuddy Cabin Boat, Chris-Craft Boats, Center Console Boat, Jetski Jet Ski, Waverunner, Personal Watercraft.
RV's: Recreational Vehicle, Diesel RV, Class A RV, Class B RV, Class C RV, 4x4 Class B RV, 4x4 Class C RV, Diesel Class A RV, Diesel Class B RV, Diesel Class C RV.
5th WHEEL: 5th Wheel Camper, 5th Wheel RV, 5th Wheel Trailer, 5th Wheel Travel Trailer, 5th Wheel Toy Hauler, 5th Wheel Truck.
CAMPERS: Camper Van, Camper Car, Camper Bus, Camper Truck, Camper Truck, Pop-up Camper, Teardrop Camper.
TRAILERS: Boat Trailer, Horse Trailer, Coach Trailer, Travel Trailer, Sport Utility Trailer, Toy Hauler.
MOTORHOMES: Motor Home, Diesel Motorhome, Class A Motorhome, Class B Motorhome, Class C Motorhome, 4x4 Class B Motorhome, 4x4 Class C Motorhome, Diesel Class A Motorhome, Diesel Class B Motorhome, Diesel Class C Motorhome.
VANS: Minivan, Step Van, Cargo Van, Church Van, Student Van, Carpool Van, Passenger Van, Commercial Van, Camper Minivan, Refrigerated Van.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLES:
BUSSES: School Bus, Shuttle Bus.
TRUCKS: 4x4 Truck, Diesel Truck.
MOTORCYCLES: Motorbike, Dirt Bike, Motor Bike, Motor Cycle, Moped, Scooter.
TRACTORS: Tractor Trailer.
ATV, Golf Cart, Snowmobile.
EQUIPMENT: Farm Equipment, Heavy Equipment.

Which Veterans non-profit benefits from my vehicle donation?

Your tax deductible donation will go a long way in continuing to support Veterans Helping Veterans, an IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit in its life saving work.

VHV Foundation primary mission is to bring awareness to suicide intervention, and homelessness within our veteran community.

VHV Foundation has worked with more than 4,000 services members with the mission of building resilience and restoring hope through various initiatives to strengthen emotional, mental, and physical health improvement.

Did you know that 22 Veterans Commit Suicide each day? Your vehicle donation will help VHV Foundation's efforts on #ending22!

VETERANS HELPING VETERANS FOUNDATION INC
VhVfoundation.org
Tax ID#: 83-1827184

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Questions About Pick Up

Do I have to be home when you pick up my vehicle?

No! Just remove all personal belongings from the vehicle and leave the keys and title in the glove compartment.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

How quickly can you pick up my vehicle for donation?

We can usually arrange to have your vehicle picked up as quickly as possible.
A local towing company will be in touch to schedule a pick up within 24 hours after you contact us.
Pick up is usually scheduled for a day or two later, but if you need your vehicle picked up sooner, we’ll do our best to help.

Just call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Who will pick up my vehicle donation?

American Auto Donation has a network of professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing partners throughout the U.S. that will pick up your vehicle donation. You will be contacted to arrange a time of pick up that is convenient for you. Pick up is always free.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

What is the procedure at the time of pick up?

At pick up, all we need is the title and keys. A certified towing professional will give you a temporary vehicle donation receipt which is a release of liability and confirmation that your vehicle has been donated & picked up.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

What happens after my vehicle is picked up?

Processing your vehicle usually takes around 4 to 6 weeks but in some cases may take longer due to particular state title requirements or title laws.
Once your donation has sold you will be notified by email of the value of your donation. (If you do not have email, you will be notified by mail)
You will be give a secure login account and you will be able to download all the documents you need to take a tax deductible donation.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Do I have any liability issues to worry about and who transfers title?

We will handle all transfer documents according to your local state Department of Vehicle Services guidelines.
When your vehicle is picked up by our certified towing professional, you will be given a receipt that releases you from future liability for you donated vehicle.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Questions About Tax Deductions

Is my donated vehicle tax deductible?

Yes, vehicle donations are tax deductible. We are a 501(c)(19) organization and have been approved by the IRS to receive donated items and issue a tax-deductible donation receipts. Please check with your tax advisor to determine how you may benefit.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

How much can I claim for donating my vehicle?

Per IRS Publication 561:

‣ If the donated vehicle is sold for less than $500, you can claim the fair market value up to $500.
‣ If it sells for more than $500, you can claim the amount for which the vehicle is sold.

We make it easy to get the maximum tax deduction for your vehicle donation! Just fill out the quick online form , or call 866-639-9493 and we will take care of the rest.

Please consult with your tax professional to determine how much you may claim for donating your vehicle.

How do you determine the value of my vehicle for tax purposes?

Your vehicle donations to an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charity is tax deductible as follows:

For vehicle sold for under $500, you can claim the fair market value up to $500.00 without any additional paperwork.
The preliminary tax receipt will be mailed after vehicle has been confirmed picked up.

If the gross proceeds for the sale of your donated vehicle exceeds $500.00, your deduction will be limited to the actual sale price.
We will provide you with a receipt stating the final sales price of your vehicle within 30 days of its sale.

We do all we can to maximize the selling price of your car, this way you can get a larger tax write off and more funds go back to our veterans.

Always check with your tax advisor or accountant to determine the amount of your benefit.
Here is a link to IRS Publication 526

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Will I get a tax receipt & release from liability?

Yes, at pick up our towing specialist will issue a receipt which is a release of liability and confirmation that your vehicle has been picked up. It allows you to take the minimum tax deduction, up to $500 without further paperwork.

In addition, within 30 days of your vehicle sale, you will receive a tax receipt for the full sales value of your donation.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Which Veterans non-profit benefits from my vehicle donation?

Your tax deductible donation will go a long way in continuing to support Veterans Helping Veterans, an IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit in its life saving work.

VHV Foundation primary mission is to bring awareness to suicide intervention, and homelessness within our veteran community.

VHV Foundation has worked with more than 4,000 services members with the mission of building resilience and restoring hope through various initiatives to strengthen emotional, mental, and physical health improvement.

Did you know that 22 Veterans Commit Suicide each day? Your vehicle donation will help VHV Foundation's efforts on #ending22!

VETERANS HELPING VETERANS FOUNDATION INC
VhVfoundation.org
Tax ID#: 83-1827184

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

Covid-19 Questions

How do I safely donate my vehicle during COVID-19?

Fortunately, there should be no risks with donating your vehicle during this period. Our tow driver can pick up your vehicle while maintaining social distancing. You don't need to be present during pick up & will leave the a receipt which is a release of liability and confirmation that your vehicle has been picked up in at your door. We'll email your tax receipt to you once your vehicle sells. We are happy to mail a hard copy upon request.

Call us at 866-639-9493 or fill out our online donation form and one of our helpful vehicle donation specialists will answer any questions or concerns you may have about donating during this time. We will make the process fast & easy for you.

Can I donate my vehicle even if my local DMV is closed or my city is only open to essential services?

Definitely! You can still donate at this time. We're keeping close contact with authorities to ensure our donors continue receiving the highest level of service possible with minimal delays. Just fill out our online form or give us a call at 866-639-9493 and vehicle donation specialist will help you.

Are there any risks associated with donating during COVID-19?

Fortunately, there should be no risks with donating your vehicle during this period. Our tow driver can pick up your vehicle while maintaining social distancing. You don't need to be present during pick up & will leave the a receipt which is a release of liability and confirmation that your vehicle has been picked up in at your door. We'll email your tax receipt to you once your vehicle sells. We are happy to mail a hard copy upon request.

If you have questions or to donate, please call our helpful vehicle donation specialists for fast assistance at 866-639-9493

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American Auto Donation is a brand by which donated vehicles are processed by Charity Auto Donation, a vehicle processor contracted on behalf of Veterans Helping Veterans Foundation Inc an IRS approved 501(c)3 ENI 83-1827184.

If VHV is unable to accept the vehicle donation, CAD will process the donation through another Veteran IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit.