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Vehicle Donations

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Tri-County Humane Society is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting TCHS!

Tri-County Humane Society has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. 

All you need to do is to complete our simple online form or call and we’ll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. 

Call 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or fill out the form at this link http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/TCHS.html 

  • Is it Easy?

    Donors tell us it’s easy. A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.
    Donors tell us this process, donating an unwanted car or truck, is easier and faster than selling it on their own. They also tell us it's a satisfying way to make a larger donation than they normally could.
    Your vehicle donation will make a big impact!
    Call 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or fill out the form at this link http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/TCHS.html

  • Do you only accept cars for donation?

    You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program toll free at 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or fill out the form at this link http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/TCHS.html

  • Does my car have to be running/work to donate it?

    In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Contact a representative at 1 866 628 2277 to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.

  • How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?

    We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days. You do not need to be present at pick-up.
    Call 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or fill out the form at this link http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/TCHS.html

  • What paperwork do I need to provide?

    The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title. The title to the car must be in your name. Have your title with you when you call-in your donation.
    [Please note: a clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien].
    Call 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or fill out the form at this link http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/TCHS.html

  • Who benefits from my vehicle donation?

    TCHS benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.
    You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.
    Call 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or fill out the form at this link http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/TCHS.html

  • A way to make something from nothing

    Do you know that your car is worth more than the “no thank you” you just got from a dealer?
    Turn nothing into something powerful by donating that car to Tri-County Humane Society! All you need is the title and we'll take care of the rest. It's safe, fast and easy. And you may qualify for a tax deduction.
    Your generous donation will support TCHS.
    Call 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or fill out the form at this link http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/TCHS.html

  • Are you wishing you could give more to TCHS?

    Every donation to TCHS makes a difference. Many of our donors tell us they wish they could give more. If you're looking to get rid of a vehicle... but don't want the hassle of selling it or fixing it... consider donating it to Tri-County Humane Society. Donating your car is a fast, safe and easy way to support the work you value. Make a difference by donating your unwanted vehicle today!
    Call 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or fill out the form at this link http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/TCHS.html

  • Tax-related questions

    Donors are no longer responsible for determining the deductible value of their donation. Instead, they will receive IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes if the proceeds from the sale exceed $500, stating the amount of the gross proceeds from the sale of the donated vehicle. The amount listed on IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes will be the gross proceeds of the deductible donation.

    Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
    Yes, our driver will issue a tow receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt unless the sale of your vehicle does not exceed $500. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the car you are donating. It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500.

    What can I claim as a deduction?
    According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.
    An IRS Form 1098-C, “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds received from your car, provided your vehicle sold for more than $500 and you have submitted your social security number. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution.

    How is the value determined on the vehicle donated?
    The value is determined by the gross proceeds raised from the sale of the donated vehicle. You no longer have the burden of determining the value yourself.

    What if my car is valued over $5000?
    Effective January 1, 2005, you are no longer required to have vehicles appraised. The value you may claim will be the amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle.

    Call 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or fill out the form at this link http://www.vehiclesforcharity.org/Donate/TCHS.html

Our Impact in 2017:

  • Animals Adopted

    2,746

  • Animals Fostered

    1,208

  • Animals Spayed/Neutered

    1,699

  • Spay/Neuter Clinics Hosted

    45

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