January 22, 2024
You Can Do It! Here’s How
So, you’ve got a boat trailer taking up valuable real estate in your driveway. Perhaps you no longer own a boat, or maybe you’ve upgraded to a fancy new trailer. Regardless, your old trailer is probably just gathering dust and rust instead of frolicking in the surf.
You’ve considered selling, but then you remember that you’ve lost its title. Should you just chuck it into the nearest scrapyard?
Not so fast! There’s another possibility — donating your boat trailer to charity.
Is a Title a Must-Have?
To answer the question right off the bat, yes, you can donate a boat trailer without a title. However, it might not be as straightforward as donating items like clothing or household goods. Boat trailers are vehicles after all, and vehicle ownership is generally transferred with a title.
Where Can I Donate My Trailer?
Not having a title doesn’t mean your boat trailer is stuck with you forever. There are charities out there that happily take vehicle donations, even without a title. It’s just like any other donation.
You’ve got to make sure though that you’re donating to a legitimate charity and one that supports a cause you believe in. This way, you know your trailer is going to a good place.
Once you find a charity you like, ask its staff about their rules for trailer donations without a title. Most charities are okay with it, as long as there are no unpaid loans on the trailer and you can prove you own it.
Can I Get a New Title?
Before you give away your trailer, check if you can get a new title. This might make things easier. In most states, you can request a new title at the place where you got your driver’s license. You’ll fill out a form, show them your ID, and pay a small fee.
Having a title could make giving away your trailer simpler and easier. More charities might be willing to take it. Plus, it’s a clear way to show you own the trailer.
Giving away a boat trailer without a title might seem tough at first, but you can do it. You’ll clear out some space, help a charity, and maybe even get a tax break. So go ahead, make someone’s day by donating that old boat trailer!
We’d Love to Have Your Boat Trailer!
If you don’t have a donation platform in mind yet, we at Veteran Car Donations would be more than happy to accept your boat trailer even if you don’t have its title.
We’ll turn your donation into a vital source of support for the struggling veterans in your area, particularly those who are homeless and impoverished, those who can’t find decent jobs, and those who are suffering from service-connected disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health issues.
We’ll sell your boat trailer through an auction and distribute the proceeds to our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations cater to needy veterans across America. They use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, family support, employment and livelihood opportunities, free comprehensive health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, educational scholarships, and many other benefits.
As a donor, you get to enjoy valuable perks, one of which is getting entitled to claim the maximum tax deduction when you file your itemized tax return in the next tax season. Expect the fully tax-deductible sales receipt of your boat trailer in your mailbox after its auction sale.
You will also benefit from our free vehicle removal services, which we offer our donors in all parts of the United States. You will also be pleased to know that you won’t deal with paperwork with us — our team will take care of everything for you from start to finish!
Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction of doing something extraordinary that can help uplift the lives of our nation’s hurting heroes.
Boat trailers are just one of the many types of vehicles we accept at Veteran Car Donations. For a comprehensive list, you may head over to this page.
If you want to learn more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process, feel free to visit our FAQs page. Should you have any questions or concerns, you may reach us at 877-594-5822 or send us a message here.
Extend a Helping Hand to Our Hurting Heroes Today!
Would you like to leave a lasting impact on the lives of our nation’s heroes? It only takes a simple vehicle donation to do that! Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!