Donate your car
Do you have a car, truck, motorcycle, motor home or boat on a trailer taking up valuable space in your driveway? Your vehicle donation will help Habitat for Humanity build homes in partnership with families in our community. It is quick and easy to donate cars, trucks, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, construction equipment and other vehicles… running or not! For more information about Cars for Homes™, Habitat’s official car donation program, visit carsforhomes.org.
To donate a car, truck, boat or RV to Cars for Homes™, call (877) 277-4344 toll free or donate online.
Frequently asked questions
What kinds of vehicles can be donated?
The Cars for Homes program accepts almost all vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, farm equipment, construction equipment and airplanes. If you want to donate your car or truck, please go to our donation wizard. If you want to donate any other type of vehicle, please call Cars for Homes at 1-877-277-4344.
When my vehicle is sold, how much of the money goes to Habitat?
Our partners at Advanced Remarketing Services return a higher percentage than any other vehicle processing entity. On a monthly basis, more than 80 percent of the gross revenue generated from vehicle sales is donated to Habitat for Humanity.
What happens after my vehicle is picked up?
Your vehicle will be sold through a national network on behalf of Habitat.
After the vehicle has been sold, you will receive an acknowledgement letter providing your vehicle sale information.
How do I know my car is in good hands once it’s been picked up?
Habitat uses a licensed and insured national transportation network and complies with all federal and state regulations. By signing the title directly to Advanced Remarketing Services, you are legally transferring ownership of your vehicle to Habitat for Humanity.
When your title is received and your vehicle is picked up, you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.
How do tax deductions work when donating my vehicle?
Find out more about car donation tax deductions.
What happens to junk cars that are donated?
They are typically transported to auto salvage yards where all reusable car parts, batteries, tires and fluids are removed. Vehicles that can be recycled are crushed, shredded and recycled into steel.
Recycling cars keeps a huge amount of steel out of landfills – enough to build nearly 45,000 steel-framed homes every year. The energy saved each year is enough to power approximately 18 million homes!
Habitat is paid for these cars. Although the revenue is less for a recycled car than a car that is sold at auction, every donation can make a difference and families that partner with us are extremely grateful for your help.
Who is Advanced Remarketing Services, Inc.?
They handle the title transfer, towing and reporting of all vehicle donations, and are Habitat's authorized national agent processing all of our vehicle donations.
Vehicle donations may be made online through the donation wizard or by calling 1-877-277-4344.
What if I have more questions?
Our partners at Habitat International's Cars for Homes program are happy to answer any other questions you may have. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-277-4344.