It's so easy to give back to your local community when you donate a car in Berkeley, California. We add value to your donated vehicle, enable you to donate to the charity of your choice, and produce a maximized tax deduction in exchange for your kindness! Car donations in Berkeley are one of the most convenient and rewarding ways to contribute to a worthy cause.
You’ve had so many good memories in your car – trips across the border to Rosarito Beach, hauling the kids to sports events ... it’s tough to let go, but maybe it’s a good time to upgrade. Not looking forward to the DMV paperwork you have to complete when you donate a car? Don't worry! We take care of that part too!! We send you, the charity, and the IRS a 1098. You receive a confirmation letter and a temporary donation receipt, while we take care of the title transfer. A car donation in Berkeley is that easy! The best part? When you donate your car in Berkeley, your supporting the charity of your choice!
There are about 15,000 non-profits in Berkeley and you get to choose which one you want the proceeds to benefit. Need help finding one? You can choose any 501(c)(3), from animal rescues to homeless charities.
Why should I donate my car to charity?
The simple reason people donate cars is because they don't need them anymore. However, there are countless great reasons for giving your donating your car in Berkeley . Some of the reasons we hear most often are:
-It’s a huge hassle to sell it yourself or the trade-in offer you got from CarMax or a dealer is laughably low. Your time may be more valuable than the energy needed to fix it up and sell it yourself — and just imagine the nightmare of finding the vehicle registration documents or title if it's an old car, or something that's in the family. When you donate your vehicle in Berkeley through Cars2Charities, we handle the details and tow your car – whenever and from wherever it's convenient.
When YOU Need Help. Giving through a car donation program in Berkeley is a great way to avoid the hassle of selling it -- especially if it's not worth much. If your time's more valuable than the time and energy needed to sell it yourself, we have the perfect solution. And we make it so easy. Whether you can't locate the title, the registration has lapsed or is missing, or you just need it gone fast and can't be bothered with selling it, we handle the details and tow your car for free. When it's time, we provide the tax documents you'll need for the IRS in order to get your charity car tax deduction.
When Your CAR Needs Help. Fixing up cars is kind of what makes us special. So, if the cost of repairing your car is starting to add up to more than it's worth, donating makes a lot of sense. Our in-house car specialists make smart, selective improvements that typically increase the value of your car, motorcycle donation or golf cart donation in Berkeley by 25%-50%. Your charity gets more than they would have if you sold the car “as is" and gave them the cash. Since you can deduct the full value of what your vehicle actually sells for on your tax return, you make out pretty well too!
We've Loved Cars for Over 35 Years! Caring for cars is our core business and we're pretty good at it. In fact, when it comes to examining and fixing cars up for resale, we've become quite the experts. How many other charity car programs have their own technicians? How many others have a comprehensive guideline to determine the best way to improve your car's value? Just us, it seems!
We Work with Retail Buyers —Not Auction Sites. Most programs send your car directly to auction, where it's typically purchased by a wholesaler looking to earn a profit. But not us. Not only do our technicians enhance your donation, but the fact that we market to retail buyers who appreciate the remaining life your gifted vehicle may still represent means your charity gets more support and you get a bigger vehicle donation tax deduction. We often match older vehicles with collectors, or a specially equipped van with a buyer who has special needs for example. So call and tell us your “wants". Especially if a vehicle holds sentimental value, we do our best to find a buyer who'll appreciate it as you do.
In most cases, we accept donations of all types of vehicles, whether they are running or not. We process all makes and models of: cars, trucks, motorcycles, vans, RVs, boats, golf carts, and more!
Step 1: Preparing for the Process
You’ll start the process of donating your car to by collecting the vehicle's cleared Certificate of Title and Registration.
If you have misplaced your title or registration, don’t worry! We can help. Please find your vehicle's identification number (VIN) and together we can determine which supplementary paperwork you will need to complete at the time of pick up.
At this time, you may want to look at the different charities we work with. Whether your passion is helping those in need or supporting first responders, you have the power to choose where your donation goes. Not seeing the charity you're wanting to donate to? Just let us know the charity's name, address, and phone number and we will contact them about your donation.
Step 2: Scheduling Your Pickup
Give us a call at (855) 520-2100, or complete an online donation request. Our friendly donation coordinators will gather your vehicles information, and together, we will decide the most convenient time, date, and location for the pickup. Then we will send you an email that gives you step by step instructions to prepare you for the pick-up.
Before arriving, our tow truck driver will call you one hour before to give you time to collect paperwork and prepare the vehicle for towing. At the time of the pick-up, make sure your title is signed and clear of any lien holdings. You will hand over the title and registration to the tow truck driver.
Step 3: Maximizing the Donation
We take the reins at this point to maximize the donation for both our donors and charities. We do this by assessing the vehicle and adding value to increase the selling price of the car.
It’s a situation many people dream about – a successful way to support a cause you care about without the work involved.
When you call Cars2Charities at 855-520-2100 or donate online, we work to maximize the value of your donation in unique ways that most car donation programs in Berkeley currently do.
We make necessary improvements to donation vehicles after picking them up. Our technicians assess your donation car to be sure it sells for as much as possible. Your tax write-off is based on the selling price, so it benefits you to make your car or truck donation in Berkeley through us at Cars2Charities. Our car care and expertise typically result in a 25%-50% higher value for your donated vehicle when changes are made.
Charities are not the only ones who benefit. Your reward for being kind is a sweet tax deduction. By donating a car in Berkeley , you’re part of a win/win proposition. Our value-enhancing service doesn't cost you a thing and allows you to deduct the full sale price off your taxes as a charity donation. We operate with full transparency between donor and charity by making sure everyone has a copy of the IRS regulated paperwork — including the IRS Form 1098-C which you will receive within 30 days after the sale of your car.
We've streamlined the process to make it easy for you to donate your car in Berkeley. Simply complete click the “Donate Online" button, or call 855-520-2100 and our experts will get you started in less time than it takes to fill up your gas tank. Then what?
1. Your car will be towed for FREE. We arrange for an expert tow truck driver to bring it our processing center. You'll get documents that release you from all liability, which also serve as your temporary donation receipt until the final sale. (Towing is reimbursed by the charity you choose, along with the cost of improvements and a standard handling fee.)
2. Relax and know that your donated car is in good hands as we process it. Our professional car technicians will tweak your car, to improve it. After all, the better shape your car is in, the more your charity gets and the more you can deduct from your tax return.
3. We'll send your IRS tax deduction within 30 days of sale. We like everyone to be happy, and clear on the results. After your donated car sells, we'll send you and your charity an IRS Form 1098-C within 30 days. This will show the exact sale price so there's total transparency, and everyone knows the details.
Donating a car to charity in Berkeley is one of the most convenient ways to give to charity - especially if you have a non-cash item you'd like to convert for the benefit of a cause you love. By giving new life to your unused vehicle, you help someone who needs an affordable vehicle while giving the net proceeds to a worthy cause. So when you're ready to give to your favorite charity, we are just a call away.
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