Vehicle donations in Burbank, California are one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to give to a cause. Find out how we can increase the value of your donation, making it beneficial for both you and the charity of your choice!
You Can't Be Bothered With Paperwork
First of all, donating a car is a lot less paperwork than selling a car. Sure, you may receive more cash from selling it or trading it in, but these options require more time, research and energy on your part. If you want to avoid hassles with the DMV, title exchanges or even if you can't find the car's title or registration, donating your car is the way to go. When you donate your car through Cars2Charities, we take care of all the leg work and make sure everyone has the right paperwork needed including the tax paperwork you need for the IRS.
Your Car Needs Some Love … or Is Not Worth Much
You may be better off letting us fix it up for you. If you have a used car that is not worth much, donating the vehicle may be a no-brainer. Because we pour love into our used car donations, Cars2Charities can actually increase the value of your car by 25%-50%. That way, we give more to the charity AND more to you, since you can deduct the full value of what your vehicle actually sells for, on your tax return. So the more we are able to sell it for, the better off you and your charity of choice both are!
You Need the Vehicle off Your property: NOW
Your neighbors do not appreciate the unused boat, motorcycle, golf cart, RV or scrap metal art that has been sitting on your property. Maybe your vehicle does not work or maybe you just don't use it anymore. In other words, it's just taking up space, and you want your garage or driveway back. Cars2Charities will come to you and pick it up for free.
The Quoted Trade-in Value You Got is an Insult
Especially if you are in a high tax bracket, it may make more financial sense to donate your car rather than trade it in. Used car companies or car lots typically take a big profit on your trade-in car, giving you just 35-40% of the value they expect to ultimately re-sell it for. So, if you had a car that we could improve and sell for $3,000, you may get as low as $1,200 for it "as is" at a car lot. When you donate your car to charity, not only are you helping a worthy cause, but you may be eligible for the same or even a higher amount on your tax deduction — quite likely saving you more money in the long run.
You Want to Give Back (No Shame in Being NICE!)
Maybe you just want to give back to a charity that has meaning to you. That's great! We make it easy to set up. Even if you are not sure which charity to choose, you can find a great cause from our list of charities. Don't see the one you want? No problem! We allow you to quickly add your own charity in step 3 of the online car donation form. As long as they meet the IRS rules, we will make it quick and easy for them to get a donation.
There are a lot of car donation services out there, but sorting out the ones that truly add value can be daunting. Cars2Charities is different from any other vehicle donation program in Burbank. We have a unique operating model that allows for optimum flexibility, cash value for your charity, and transparency. We take pride in our integrity, commitment, and service excellence. Did you, for example, that most vehicle donation services send your donated car to auction, resulting in a lower sales price? Cars2Charities is very different: about 90% of our vehicles are sold to retail buyers on behalf of your charity, who are grateful for a reliable vehicle of the kind you donate, and which we improve. Our technicians fix your car up and sell it for retail value, eliminating the middle-man. Charities get more money and you get the best tax deduction on your donated car! Here are some other things that make Cars2Charities different from many other vehicle donation program.
Cars2Charities, The Car Donation Experts
Cars2Charities is a family and female owned Los Angeles based commercial fundraiser and is registered with the appropriate business and governmental entities. With more than 30 years of experience, Cars2Charities has the expertise in making vehicle donations easier than ever for donors across the United States. Cars2Charities is designed to provide donors with a simple, fast, and secure way to donate their vehicles. 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!
Cars2Charities knows about cars. With a thorough 16-point checklist, we know how to improve your car's performance and its appearance in order to get the best cash value. We typically add about 25%-50% value to the sale-price of your donated vehicle. The added value we offer is a double-win situation for both the charity and your tax deduction. We have over 35 years of experience in the car industry and we have processed over 30,000 vehicles.
It couldn't be easier to donate your vehicle. You can call us at 855-520-2100 or fill out our online form. It takes less than five minutes for one of our vehicle experts to quickly gather some key facts about your vehicle location, and your charity choice.
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 animal rescues, 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.
We Keep in Touch!
We keep you posted on the sale of your donated car. 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.
Cars2Charities helps donors by making car donations safe, easy, and free. In addition to effectively handling car donations within the USA, it is our mission to spread love, kindness, and generosity to others. We're ready when you are.
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