‘Tis the Season to Donate a Car to Charity

The season of giving is upon us, and its the perfect time to support the worthy causes that make a difference in our communities. If youre looking for a meaningful way to help others and give back this holiday season, consider donating your car to a local charity.

Goodwill graphic with text: Donate a Car. Change a Life.
Donate a Car. Change a Life.

Why should I donate my car to a charity during the holidays?

If you have an unneeded or unwanted car, truck, van, SUV, RV, trailer, motorcycle, or even a boat thats taking up space on your property, giving it to charity this holiday season is a more convenient alternative to selling or storing it. You will free up valuable space in your driveway or garage and youll be helping drivers in need of dependable transportation purchase an affordable vehicle.

Moreover, the end of the year is prime time for making donations. Not only does it feel good to help others, but you might receive a tax benefit by donating your car before the New Year. Make sure youre donating your car to an IRS-approved charitable organization and that you receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.

Front View of 2007 Nissan Quest at Goodwill Auto Auction
Donated car at Goodwill

Where should I donate my car?

Finding the right charitable organization to donate your car to can be tricky. There are many options out there, but some are more reputable than others. For example, there are some for-profit companies that act as middlemen between car donors and charitable organizations, often taking some of the proceeds from the donated vehicle in the process. Ideally, the car donation charity you choose will use your gift to create as much good as possible, not turn a profit for a third-party company.

Choose a charitable organization that will make the most of your car donation. Choose Ohio Valley Goodwill! Vehicles that are donated to Ohio Valley Goodwill are resold in our weekly auto auction thats completely owned and operated in-house. You can rest assured knowing that theres no for-profit middleman taking a portion of the proceeds generated by your car donation. When you donate a car in Cincinnati to Ohio Valley Goodwill, your gift is guaranteed to make a difference in the lives of job-seekers in your community.

Red SUV at Goodwill

What happens after I donate my car to Goodwill?

Ohio Valley Goodwill makes donating a car in Cincinnati as fast and easy as possible. Take your vehicle to one of our convenient donation drop sites or arrange for your vehicle to be towed for free. After your vehicle donation is received, we prepare it for resale in our weekly auto auction. Then, proceeds raised from the sale of your vehicle help to support Goodwills life-changing community programs for individuals with disabilities. Youll get a tax receipt for your donation and the great feeling that comes with helping others!

Give the life-changing gift of job training, life skills, and employment opportunities to job seekers in your community this holiday season by donating your car to Ohio Valley Goodwill. Simply contact us today to get started!