Donate Your Vehicle
Turn Your Used Car into Support for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Philadelphia Region
Did you know you can turn your used car, truck, RV or boat into support for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Philadelphia Region. Our vehicle donation program makes donating your vehicle easy by providing free pick-up and takes great care in finding the right buyer to get the most out of your generous gift. We even handle all the paperwork, too including providing you with a donation receipt.
By making a vehicle donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities, you will help drive our efforts to create, find, and support programs that improve the health and well-being of children and their families when they need it the most.
Here’s how it works:
- Fill out the online vehicle donation form or call us at 855-CarsHelp (227-7435)
- Schedule your free and convenient pick-up at no cost to you!
- Receive a donation receipt and support RMHC Philadelphia Region.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of vehicles do you accept?
We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment and other motorized vehicles.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! Vehicle donations are tax-deductible. Individual tax situations vary. For specific tax- related questions, please consult your tax advisor or refer to IRS Publication 4303.
Does my car have to be running to donate it?
We can take your vehicle running or not. However, it must be in one piece, have an engine, and be towable. Contact a Vehicle Donor Support representative at 855-CarsHelp (227-7435) to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.
How quickly can I have my vehicle picked up?
In many cases, once the donation record has been created, we can schedule the vehicle to be picked up on the initial call. In other cases, we will contact you within two to three business days to schedule a convenient appointment time with one of our preferred vendors. If you need your car picked up sooner, please let one of our Vehicle Donor Support Representatives know during your initial call. We will do our best to accommodate your time frame. For more specific information pertaining to your vehicle donation, please call us at 855-CarsHelp (227-7435) during regular hours of operation.
Do I need to notify the DMV when I donate my vehicle?
Each state has different criteria on how to notify the DMV. Some states require the license plates to be returned to the DMV and other states may require a Release of Liability to be submitted. Please contact your state DMV for directions on how to notify the state that you are no longer the owner of the vehicle.
Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes. You will receive an initial donation receipt from our tow driver at the time of your vehicle pickup. You will then be mailed a tax receipt within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle. This acknowledgement will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model, and VIN. It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500.
If your vehicle sells for more than $500, and your tax identification number has been provided, 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 donation. You will need to file this form with the IRS in order to claim a tax deduction for your vehicle donation.
What tax forms will I receive and how do I receive them?
In most cases, you will receive an initial donation receipt from the tow driver at the time of your vehicle pick-up. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the vehicle you are donating. You will then be mailed a thank-you letter, which serves as a tax receipt, within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle. This will be your final tax document if your vehicle sold for less than $500.
If your vehicle sells for more than $500 and your tax identification number has been provided, 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 donation.
Do I need the title to donate my vehicle?
Yes, you will need the title to the vehicle. If you do not have it, it is possible that other arrangements can be made. You can call us toll-free at 855-CarsHelp (227-7435) seven days a week for more information.
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