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April 8, 2024

Not Sure If You Can Donate a Car on Behalf of a Family Member or Friend?

Donating an old vehicle is a wonderful way to support nonprofits. Charities can use donated cars for their operations or sell them to generate funds for their programs.

Donors benefit from their own actions as well. Besides getting rid of an unwanted auto in the easiest possible way, they also get to claim a hefty tax deduction.

But what if you want to make this generous contribution on behalf of a friend or relative? Will your chosen charity accept your offer? How does it work?

Allow us at Veteran Car Donations to guide you through the process.


Is It Possible?

The possibility of donating a car on behalf of someone else largely depends on the legal ownership of the vehicle. If you are the legal owner, you can donate it to your chosen nonprofit. However, if the car belongs to someone else, the process becomes more complex.

Donating a car isn’t as simple as handing over the keys to a charity. It requires legitimacy, which usually means having proof of ownership, such as the car title. To donate a vehicle legally, the title must be in your name. If the car does not belong to you, the legal owner must transfer the title to you first before you can donate it.


How Does Title Transfer Work?

The process of transferring a car title varies from state to state. In general, it involves both parties (the current owner and the person receiving ownership) signing and dating the title. There may also be a small fee involved. Once the transfer is complete, you can proceed with the car donation.          


An Alternate Option to Consider

If you’re donating as a way to honor someone, but you don’t have their car’s legal title, there is an alternative option. Most charities allow donors to contribute “in honor” or “in memory” of someone else. While this may not involve a car, it’s still a meaningful way to pay tribute while supporting a cause that’s close to your heart.


Be a Giver of Hope to Our Veterans in Need

Have you always wanted to give back to our nation’s brave men and women who risked their lives to protect us? If so, consider choosing Veteran Car Donations as your partner in charity.

We will turn your no-longer-needed vehicle into a vital source of support for veterans dealing with homelessness, chronic unemployment, service-connected disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health disorders.

We will sell your donated vehicle through an auction and distribute the proceeds to reputable IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. These nonprofits use the funds to provide deserving veterans and their families with free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.

In exchange for your donation, we’ll mail you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car within 30 days after its sale. You can use this receipt to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

You will also benefit from our FREE towing service, which is available to our donors nationwide.

Donating to us is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. Just inform us of your intention to donate, provide basic details about your vehicle, and we’ll take care of everything else. It’s that easy!

We’re not picky when it comes to vehicle types. We even accept vehicles that are no longer running properly, as well as those that have scratches, dents, or missing parts. Visit this page for a comprehensive list of qualified vehicles.

If you have any questions for us, feel free to leave them here or speak directly to one of our donation specialists by calling 877-594-5822. You can also find more information about our vehicle donation program on our FAQs page.


Reach Out to Our Suffering Heroes Today!

Your timeworn beater can vastly improve the lives of retired military members who are living in misery. Hand it over to us today, and you’ll experience the joy and satisfaction of giving something meaningful to those who fought for our freedom and peace. Veteran Car Donations is just a call away at 877-594-5822. You can donate by filling out our secure online donation form right now.

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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