When you no longer need that unwanted but useable vehicle in your driveway or garage, you can donate it to Arc. Our car donation program was started to generate additional funds for the Arc chapters. Cars, boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles are all accepted.
You can donate most vehicles to Arc Thrift Stores, including cars,
trucks, boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. Your vehicle
donation will be either sold at auction or sent to a recycler and the
proceeds of the sale will come to Arc Thrift Stores. Currently, Arc
Thrift Stores vehicle donation program accepts donations in most
locations throughout the state of Colorado. Call us for details.
The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some
information about where the car is located and the condition of the
car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.
A tow company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicles.
You will need to give the tow driver the keys to the vehicle as well as
your signed title. You will be instructed before hand on how to sign
the title. The driver may have you sign some paperwork authorizing the
tow. The driver will leave you a tow receipt showing that he/she
collected the vehicle on behalf of Arc Thrift Stores.
How is the value of my car determined?
IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal
income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction
unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than
$500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more
than $500, you may need to fill out IRS Form 8283 "Noncash Charitable Contributions". We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.