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

’Tis the Season to Donate a Car to Charity

The season of giving is upon us, and it’s the
perfect time to support the worthy causes that make a difference in our
communities. If you’re 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 that’s 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 you’ll 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
you’re 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 that’s completely owned and operated in-house. You
can rest assured knowing that there’s 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 Goodwill’s life-changing community programs for individuals with
disabilities. You’ll 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!

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