Make the Holidays Merry by Donating a Car!

The holidays inspire us all to give back and support those in need in our communities. A great way to do this is to donate a vehicle that you no longer use, need, or want!

Why is now a good time to donate a car to charity? Here are a few good reasons to donate during the holidays:

2009 Hyundai Sonata Front
2009 Hyundai Sonata Car at Goodwill Auto Auction

Celebrate the season of giving

The true spirit of the holidays is spreading joy to others! Donating your car to charity is a wonderful way to make a positive impact in your community. When you donate a car to Gooodwill in Cincinnati, your donation will go on to benefit many people, in many different ways!

Once Goodwill receives donated cars, we prepare them for sale at our weekly public auto auction. Especially this year, many people are in need of affordable vehicles, and our reputable auto auction helps make it possible. But wait—there’s more! The proceeds raised from the Goodwill auto auction go on to support our job skills training and employment services for individuals with disabilities and veterans. So, when you donate a car to Goodwill, you’re helping people in your community access affordable vehicles and achieve the dream of meaningful employment!

Make room for your next vehicle

If you have an older car sitting in your garage or driveway, there’s no better time to get rid of it and upgrade your vehicle. Cars can leak hazardous chemicals and experience mechanical problems if they’re left stationary for too long. Plus, if you’re not driving it, why pay for registration and car insurance fees? By freeing up space in your garage or driveway, you’ll have plenty of room for your next vehicle—just in time for the holidays!

When you’re ready to let go of an older vehicle, Ohio Valley Goodwill is here to help. We gladly accept donated cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and even RVs, even if your vehicle isn’t running. If you need a tow, give us a call and we’ll schedule a free pick-up. We know that all vehicles hold some value, and we’ll ensure yours is put to good use to make a difference in the community.

1941 Plymouth Coupe 1
1941 Plymouth Coupe Donated to Ohio Valley Goodwill Auto Auction

Qualify for tax benefits

When you donate a car for the holidays, you’re helping others and getting rid of an old vehicle in Cincinnati. But there’s another benefit to donating at the end of the year: if you donate before December 31, you could qualify for a tax break on your itemized return, helping you save money at tax time. After you donate your car to Goodwill, we’ll provide a receipt you can use to claim your deduction. Visit for more information.

Donate a Car. Change a Life.
Donate a Car. Change a Life.

Make the holidays merry with a car donation!

We know you’re busy during the holidays, so Ohio Valley Goodwill makes it easy and convenient to donate a car in Cincinnati! Fill out our donation form, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly. Thank you for donating a car and making a difference!