There are aboutÂ 19.5 million veteransÂ in the United States as of the latest estimate (2016 U.S. Censusâ€™ American Community Survey). Although the number has gone down from nearly 22 million in 2010, the public funds allocated for their assistance by the government is still not enough.
If you have an old car, truck, motorcycle, or any other vehicle, consider donating it to us atÂ Veteran Car DonationsÂ through our San Mateo, California car donations program. We assure you your donation will impact greatly on the lives of many of our former troops,Â our nationâ€™s heroesÂ who are struggling to make a living here in San Mateo.
About San Mateo, California
San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, located in the high-tech enclave of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its population has risen rapidly to 764,797 as of the 2016 census from just 97,207 in 2010. Incorporated in 1894, San Mateo is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula. The city has a population of 27,587 veterans.
What We Do to Help Our Veterans
We at Veteran Car Donations â€” in partnership with several certifiedÂ 501(c)3 non-profit organizationsÂ such as Eagleâ€™s Watch Foundation, Got Your Back Network, Homes for our Troops, Soldiersâ€™ Angels and Serving Veterans Inc. â€” are working tirelessly to give our veterans and their families a better future. They rightfully deserve a better life after all the services theyâ€™ve done for our country when they were still active-duty troops deployed in some war-torn countries tasked to protect and defend our freedom and our nationâ€™s security.
Seeking to provide them the services that the U.S. government alone couldnâ€™t provide, we raise funds through vehicle donations, on behalf of our partner nonprofits, to sustain and develop charity programs that address the needs of our nationâ€™s heroes.
We make sure that the proceeds of every donation from each city exclusively benefit the veterans in that city.
Here are some of theÂ services that will be delivered to veteransÂ in San Mateo through your San Mateo, California car donations:
- Job training and mentoring programs
- Building mortgage free, specially-adapted housing for those who were severely injured in combat
- Mental health services for them and/or their families
- Education scholarships and tutoring support
- Raising public awareness on the difficult issues that our returning troops and veterans face
Benefits of Working with Veteran Car Donations
Besides the fact that youâ€™ll experience a donation process thatâ€™s without any form of trouble, you also have the opportunity to enjoy plenty of perks when you donate to our San Mateo, California car donations program. Because of your generosity to help our former servicemen and women, it is our pleasure to offer to you these incentives:
- Receive a maximized tax deduction
- Have your car towed for free
- Stop paying for your carâ€™s repairs, maintenance, and insurance coverage
- No need to go through the hassles of selling or negotiating
- Unclog your garage or driveway
- Have a joyful feeling, knowing that the car you donated will help our former soldiers readjust to a normal civilian life
Our Quick and Easy Car Donation Process
Our San Mateo, California car donations process is incredibly quick and easy, consisting of just three simple steps:
- Get in touch with us.
Call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form to get you started. We will need information like the year, make and model of your car, its overall condition, mileage and your contact details.
- Schedule your 100 percent free towing.
We will make an arrangement with a professional towing company in your area to pick up your car at your most convenient time and day. The towing service is totally free and you donâ€™t even have to be there during the pick-up. Weâ€™ll give you a donation receipt that will free you from all liabilities on your car, thereby allowing you to cancel and stop paying for your car registration and insurance.
- Receive your tax-deductible receipt.
Wait for your 100-percent tax-deductible sale receipt, which we will mail to you within days after the sale of your car at auction. The receipt will indicate your donated vehicleâ€™s final selling price. This will serve as the basis of your tax deduction claim when you file your itemized federal tax return. If your vehicle sells for less than $500, you are eligible to take a deduction of the fair market value of the vehicle up to $500 without further documentation. If your vehicle was sold for more than $500, you can claim the exact amount as your tax deduction.
The Types of Vehicles We Accept for Donation
We at Veterans Car Donations accept nearly all types of vehicles for our San Mateo, California car donations. They include:
- Cars, SUVs, vans, motorcycles
- Fleet cars, buses, trucks
- Boats, sailboats, motorboats, other watercraft including jet skis
- Special vehicles like snowmobiles, golf carts, riding lawn mowers and farm equipment
- ATVs, RVs, trailers, campers
- Non-commercial, airplanes
On a case-by-case basis, we also accept vehicles that are not in running condition, with busted engines or with missing parts. We only require that each vehicle being donated must have a title or proof of ownership. Thatâ€™s all!Â If you have questions regarding this or if you have problems with your vehicleâ€™s title, you may call us anytime at 877-594-5822 and our donation specialists will sort things out for you.
Support Your Cityâ€™s Veterans Now!
Are you ready to donate a vehicle you have for the benefit of our heroes? If so, then call us at 877-594-5822 and join our San Mateo, California car donations program. Support the poor veterans in your city now!