November 27, 2023
Wondering Whether a Charity Will Accept It?
You’ve got this car, perhaps it’s an old buddy that has been with you through thick and thin, or maybe it’s just a rusty heap you inherited from your departed aunt. Regardless, it’s been sitting in your driveway, taking up space, and has somehow become the neighborhood cat’s new favorite lounging spot.
You’re thinking of getting rid of it, but instead of selling it, your heart is leaning toward something more altruistic. You want to donate it to charity.
“But wait,” you suddenly wonder, “my car isn’t insured. Can I still donate it? Will a charity accept it?” Well, wonder no more! Veteran Car Donations is here to take you through everything you need to know about this question.
The Short Answer
The answer is, YES! You can absolutely donate a car without current insurance.
It may seem too good to be true, but your car’s insurance status does not determine its eligibility for donation. Charities that take vehicle donations are primarily interested in the title showing you’re the legal owner, not whether it’s insured. So, whether your car insurance expired last week or last year, or you have none at all, you can still turn over your vehicle to a nonprofit of your choice.
A Closer Look
You may ask, why doesn’t insurance matter? Well, when you donate a car, the charity isn’t concerned about insuring it to drive it. Typically, it sells the vehicle at auction. Its main concern isn’t whether the vehicle is covered by insurance but whether it can legally be sold.
However, this doesn’t mean you can skip all paperwork when donating your car. You’ll still need a valid title to donate it. The title proves legal ownership, and without it, the charity can’t legally take the car. If you’ve misplaced your title (which happens to the best of us), you can usually obtain a duplicate from your local DMV.
Also, you don’t have to worry about driving your uninsured car to the charity. Most charities that accept car donations offer free pick-up and towing services. Remember, while you can donate an uninsured car, it’s illegal in most places (not to mention unsafe) to drive a car without insurance.
Give Back to Our Heroes by Choosing Veteran Car Donations as Your Charity Partner
Still haven’t decided where to donate your unwanted beater? Well, if you’ve always wanted to make a difference in the lives of our former military men and women, it makes perfect sense to pick Veteran Car Donations as the recipient of your donation. We’ll turn your vehicle into a vital source of assistance for them.
Our team will put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going straight to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to helping veterans who are homeless and impoverished, those who have trouble finding suitable jobs, and those suffering from service-connected disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental disorders.
They use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other benefits.
Within 30 days following the sale of your vehicle, we’ll mail you its 100% tax-deductible sales receipt. You can use this document to claim your tax deduction in the next tax season.
You will also benefit from our fast and free towing service. We’ll have a licensed towing company haul off your vehicle for free wherever it is in the country. Plus, our team will handle all the necessary paperwork for you.
Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure of doing something extraordinary that can help uplift the lives of our nation’s suffering heroes.
We take almost all types of vehicles, and they don’t even have to be in good condition. Visit this page for a comprehensive list of different vehicle types that qualify for our donation program.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may send us a message here. Head over to our FAQs page if you’re eager to learn more about our vehicle donation program.
It’s Your Time to Be the Hero Our Heroes Need!
By donating your unwanted vehicle to us, you’ll turn yourself into a real-life hero to our nation’s former warriors. Your vehicle donation will help provide them with the opportunities they need to turn their lives around. Get in touch with Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!