Donate Your Car in Michigan

Are you on the road to self-sufficiency but struggle with transportation? Are you ready to gain access to better employment opportunities and enjoy personal independence? Vehicles for Change may be able to help you get there!

We receive car donations from the public, make them “road ready,” and then award them at affordable prices to eligible families in Michigan. To qualify for a vehicle, you must meet the following basic criteria:
  1. Is currently employed full time (minimum 30+ hours per week)
  2. Have a current valid Michigan Driver’s license prior to submitting of application
  3. Qualify as low income under guidelines below
  4. Need a car for employment purposes
  5. Does not own any other car nor have one available to you
  6. Does not have any insurance violations with SOS
  7. Have parental responsibility if under the age of 25
  8. Have savings of $500 to cover the cost of insurance, taxes, tags, and title
  9. Be insurable, drug-free and no DUI/DWI on a driver record
  10. If enrolled full-time in a post-secondary education program (i.e. 9 or more credit hours), you must work a minimum of 25 hours per week. Must provide proof of full-time enrollment.
In addition, the program operates under the general guidelines that the recipient:
  1. Is willing and able to take a short-term bank loan to cover costs associated with the car
  2. Will attend a Car Orientation program prior to receiving a car 
  3. Is insurable and can budget the ongoing expense of car insurance
 

Donate Your Junk Car in Massachusetts

Car donation in Massachusetts, home of the city of Boston and the Boston Red Sox baseball team, through Car Donation Wizard, is a simple and easy process that greatly benefits the charity of your choice. Our car donation process can be done online or over the phone (877-957-2277), helping you get rid of your old vehicle in a timely and efficient manner.

Start by choosing the nonprofit you want to support through car donation by selecting one of the links to the left or by visiting our charity selector page. We've made it easy to donate to esteemed national and local charities like the American Cancer Society, WBUR, March of Dimes and the North Shore Animal League by pledging to only partner with the organizations that will make the most of your vehicle donation. We also only work with 501(3)(c) registered charities, who are legally able to provide you with a tax deduction for your contribution.

Don't be fooled by organizations promising vacations or gifts in return for your car donation, these organizations provide these gifts at a cost to the charity and need to be deducted from any tax deduction you claim. The IRS stipulates that you can deduct the fair market value of your vehicle, which Car Donation Wizard provides on your tax receipt. Other organizations providing goods or services, must deduct the value of those goods or services from your tax deduction and ultimately your charities pocket.

How do I release the liability of my donated vehicle in Massachusetts (MA)? 
  • The state of Massachusetts does NOT require a Certificate of Title to transfer ownership of vehicles produced prior to 1980.
  • In order to complete your Massachusetts car donation, transfer your title by entering the name of our authorized agent, ADVANCED REMARKETING SERVICES in the buyer/purchaser field. Please PRINT and SIGN your name in the seller/owner field EXACTLY as it appears at the top of the title.

Donate Your Car to Charity California

California car donation is easy in the "Golden State". Keep in mind that when you donate your car in CA, you'll receive a tax receipt. With the huge number of programs out there vying for your vehicle donation, it may be hard to figure out the best organization to donate your car to. Car Donation Wizard proudly partners with the best national and local charities. How do we choose who's the best? We look for organizations that will best use the money raised from your vehicle donation to help change the lives of others. Organizations like the American Cancer Society, V-Dac (Vehicle Donation to Any Charity), Car Talk, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity, the North Shore Animal League and many more.

Donate your car, SUV, boat on a trailer, motorcycle, motorhome or other vehicles to charity today and we'll help return 80% of the net proceeds back to your charity. This is more than any other California or national organization can say. Check us out through the California Attorney General's website, where it's every vehicle donation program's responsibility to publically submit their return to charity.

If you have an older model, higher mileage vehicle that might be releasing harmful emissions, our donation program can also help you recycle your old vehicle in California. Recycling a car helps create steel for use in future vehicles, with steel being the number one most recycled product in the U.S.
How do I release the liability of my donated vehicle in California (CA)?
  • The state of California DOES require a Certificate of Title in order to transfer ownership of your vehicle. If your vehicle was last titled in the state of CA we can accept a Reg 262 and Reg 227 form in place of the title. These are secure forms that can be obtained at any local DMV office. We ask that your license plates remain on the vehicle at the time of pick-up UNLESS they are personalized.
  • In order to complete your California car donation, transfer your title by entering the name of our authorized agent, ADVANCED REMARKETING SERVICES in the buyer/purchaser field. Please PRINT and SIGN your name in the seller/owner field EXACTLY as it appears at the top of the title.

Car Donation to Salvation Army

There are a number of companies nationwide that invite people to donate their unwanted used cars to charity in exchange for tax deductions. If you are in need of a car, you may be wondering how to go about receiving one of the vehicles that have been donated to charities. Unfortunately, receiving a car from charity is not as simple as it may seem because many of these donated vehicles are auctioned off and the proceeds are awarded to the charity in place of the car. However, with some investigative work and a proven need, you may be able to get a car from a charity.

Research charities that give away cars. There are several in the United States, including Goodwill Industries and Salvation Army. Local charities and church charity organizations are normally a better bet for free cars because they have lower levels of demand and may actually keep a donated car or two around instead of selling it in order to fund a bigger project.

Document your need. While the different charities have different methods of applying for a free car, all of them will expect you to be able to establish why you need and deserve a free car more than the next person applying does. You can expect to have to provide information about your income, family situation, medical concerns and any other pertinent background information that might influence the charity's decision.

Wait patiently for the decision and react appropriately when you receive it. It may be difficult to have patience, but these types of donations often take weeks, even months to occur. Some organizations, such as the Goodwill's Wheels for Work program, require recipients to take financial management classes and have a clean driving record. You may also be required to get insurance for the car before it is officially given to you. If you are not given a car, you may want to try a different charity.

Donate Car to Veterans Charity

Today, you can make a difference in the life of a United States veteran. The time has never been more critical to help support those who protect our freedoms and we need your help. You can help disabled veterans by donating a car, truck, boat, RV, ATV, or motorcycle to Vehicles For Veterans, whether the vehicle runs or not. Your vehicle donation helps us support disabled and other veterans’ programs that provide strength and encouragement to the American veterans who have served our country. There are many reasons why donating your vehicle is a great choice!

First of all, and most importantly, the proceeds from your donation go toward funding extremely important disabled and other veterans programs. A vehicle donation makes a huge impact on these programs, helping American veterans in a variety of ways. Giving back to veterans is important, and we make the process convenient for you.

Thousands of veterans across the country rely on funding from the programs which Vehicles For Veterans benefits. Give back to those who gave everything to the country today! Donations from people like you and your community can help to bring assistance to every veteran in need! Donate your unwanted car and tell your friends, families, and neighbors to do the same. Together, you can make a significant difference. One strong community of support can help disabled and other veterans programs to assist even more unreached veterans.

Because Vehicles For Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit vehicle donation organization, donors receive many benefits as well. Your donation earns you a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt. When you file your taxes, you can claim this huge deduction. It really pays to donate!