Rebuilding Together Metro Denver accepts donations of most vehicles. You can reach the Vehicle Donation Program by calling 1-866-628-2277 or 1-866-628-CARS. Click here to donate your vehicle online.
Our representatives can answer all of your questions about the program and begin processing your donation. Also, we have answers to the most frequently asked questions here for your convenience:
- What are the benefits of donating my car to Rebuilding Together Metro Denver?
- What can I donate?
- Does my car have to be running to donate it?
- What do I need to donate my car?
- Will you pick up my car?
- Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?
- Is my donation tax-deductible?
- How is the value of my car determined?
- Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
What are the benefits of donating my car to Rebuilding Together Metro Denver?
Rebuilding Together Metro Denver benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.
You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.
What can I donate?
You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program toll free at 1-866-628-2277.
Does my car have to be running to donate it?
In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Contact a representative at 1 866 628 2277 to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.
What do I need to donate my car?
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.
Will you pick up my car?
A towing company will call you within two to three business days to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.
Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?
For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, Rebuilding Together Metro Denver is a non-profit organization and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.
How is the value of my car determined?
The 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 will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.
Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, our driver will issue a tow receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt unless the sale of your vehicle does not exceed $500. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the car you are donating. It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500.
Rebuilding Together Metro Denver has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Just call 1-866-628-2277 and they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.