3 Reasons to Donate a Car Before Winter Arrives

It’s hard to believe, but winter is on its way! The chilly season is a great time to enjoy sweater weather, snuggle up indoors, and indulge in comfort foods. It’s also a great time to donate a car to charity and make a difference in your community!

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If you’re still holding onto an older car that you don’t need anymore, here are three wonderful reasons to donate it to Goodwill this winter season:

Get organized before the holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be stressful for anyone, especially if you’ll be hosting family and friends. You want your home to look its best, including your driveway and garage! If you’ve got an older vehicle sitting around and taking up space, now is the time to consider donating your car to Goodwill in Cincinnati.

Selling an old car yourself can be difficult and time-consuming, especially in the winter months when people like to stay indoors. Luckily, Ohio Valley Goodwill gladly accepts cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, and even boats all year round and in any condition, whether they’re running or not. When you need to clean up your home and get organized before the holidays, you can count on Goodwill to take your unwanted vehicle off your hands quickly!

Avoid snow and ice damage

Freezing temperatures, ice, snow, and even road salt can all cause damage to cars, particularly vehicles that have been sitting in one place for too long. For instance, if snow is left uncleared on a car, the extra weight can cause dents. Fast-melting road salt can lead to rust and paint damage. And below-zero temperatures may even result in critters like mice seeking warmth in sitting vehicles. Instead of worrying about digging your car out of the snow this spring and fixing it up, donate it to Goodwill before the first snowfall! With convenient car donation sites in and around Cincinnati, Ohio Valley Goodwill makes it easy to get rid of an older vehicle.

Take advantage of tax benefits before year-end

Winter is the season of giving, and there’s no better time to make a difference by donating a car in Cincinnati! The cars that are donated to Goodwill are resold at our weekly auto auction to generate revenue for life-changing programs and services that help individuals with disabilities and veterans find and obtain community employment.

In this way, donating a car to Ohio Valley Goodwill creates a big impact in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, the kind of good impact that the IRS wants to encourage. So, when you donate a car to Goodwill in Cincinnati, you may be eligible to receive a tax benefit by claiming it on your itemized return! Visit the IRS website to learn more about the tax advantages of charitable donations.

Ready to donate a car in Cincinnati? Choose Ohio Valley Goodwill!

As you can see, winter is an excellent time to donate a car in Cincinnati! When you’re ready to donate your old car, truck, or SUV, remember that not all vehicle donation programs are alike. At Ohio Valley Goodwill, we operate our car donation program and auto-auction completely in-house, ensuring that no third-party companies are getting a cut of your generous donations.

When you choose to donate your car to Ohio Valley Goodwill, you can be confident that the full value of your donation will make a difference and help others in need. Best of all, we make donating a car as quick and easy as possible!

When it’s time to donate your car, you can drop off your vehicle at any of our designated car donation locations in and around the Cincinnati area or schedule a tow free of charge. Simply fill out our online donation form to tell us more about your vehicle and we’ll be in touch right away!

2021 Fall Extreme Makeover Car at Ohio Valley Goodwill
2021 Fall Extreme Makeover Car at Ohio Valley Goodwill

P.S. If you’re in the market for a new-to-you vehicle, don’t miss Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Fall Extreme Makeover Car! The 2021 Fall Extreme Makeover car is a 2012 GMC Acadia Denali up for auction on Saturday, October 30th at the Goodwill Auto Auction in Cincinnati. Learn more and plan to bid on this restored and updated car!

Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to this year’s sponsors: 55KRC, Dale Donovan Auto and Tire, and Frank’s Heavy Truck Collision Repair for their generous support of the Goodwill Auto Auction and the Fall Extreme Makeover Car.

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