To get started, please give us a call at 1-877-227-4862, or you can also visit our Donate Now page to complete the intake form. After we receive your information, we will reach out to you to confirm the receipt of your submission and answer any questions you may have. Our transporter will then contact you within two business days in order to schedule a free pick up for the vehicle. We also recommend that all donors review the online publication “A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations” by the IRS before donating. 
Unfortunately, we are not able to sell vehicles to the public due to program restrictions. In order to best support our programs, all of the vehicles we receive are sold at a dealer auction.
We are able to accept the majority of cars, trucks, minivans, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, scooters, and forklifts. Unfortunately, due to towing and storage issues, we are no longer able to accept boats, trailers, fifth wheels, or RVs.
Pick up can typically occur within a few business days. If you are operating within a tighter time frame, please call us at 1-877-227-4862, and we can explore the possibility of a quicker pick up (pending transporter availability).
Our transporter is able to pick up your vehicle without anyone present. Please make arrangements with them directly when they contact you as to where they can find the keys (e.g. under a flower pot, in the glove compartment, etc.).
Fortunately, you don’t need to go through the time, hassle, and expense of ordering a new title. You can visit any vehicle licensing office and obtain an Affidavit in Lieu of Title instead for $12. For a full list of vehicle licensing offices, please refer to the DOL website.
Your vehicle does not have to be running for us to accept it as a donation. However, it does need to have wheels, tires, windows, and an engine.
All of our vehicles go to auction, where they are professionally appraised before the prices are set.
Your donation supports our wide range of programs and services that help families and individuals in need right here in Western Washington. For example, your donation will support multiple area food banks, our supportive preschool program, temporary housing for women and their children, crisis counseling, and much more. For an overview of all that we do, please visit our What We Do page
We will send you the official tax receipt after the vehicle sells at auction. In the meantime, we are happy to provide you with a temporary tax receipt upon request.
We are proud to say that, even with the rising cost of living in the Seattle metro area, 86 cents of every dollar donated are used to directly serve those in need. We strive to make sure we are maximizing the impact of your generosity by keeping overhead costs low.

Again, we strongly recommend that donors refer to the IRS publication “A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donation” for more information on vehicle donation and taxes. The IRS allows you to determine the value of your own vehicle up to $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 at auction, the tax receipt you receive will say “Did not exceed $500”. This will allow you to claim the maximum deduction for the donation on your taxes, if you itemize deductions. If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500 we will contact you to obtain your social security number (or equivalent identification for tax purposes) so that we can complete the IRS Form 1098-C. Volunteers of America and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only. It is the donor’s responsibility to verify tax, legal, and accounting information and/or consult appropriate advisors.