The Arc’s Car Donation Program
Your car donation supports The Arc’s effort to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy full participation in the community and are granted the same respect, equality, and security as every member of society.
How to Donate
The Arc accepts the following vehicles seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
- Boats with a trailer
- Recreational vehicles
It’s as simple as filling out our online donation form! Prefer to speak with a person? Call us at (877) 272-2270 and one of our friendly operators will assist you.
You must be able to provide: the year, make and model of your vehicle, the general condition, the vehicle identification number, and have the title and lien release in hand.
The Arc will take care of the rest and arrange a convenient time for free auto towing. Your tax form will be mailed to you as a “Non-Cash Charitable Contributions”, usually within four to six weeks.
Free towing whether your vehicle is running or not!
You can donate your automobile from anywhere in the country.
Eliminates the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car.
Potential IRS tax deduction.
Your donation supports The Arc’s vision for a world where people with disabilities are fully included — your donation directly supports our advocacy, programs, and services.
Do you have questions about the status of your vehicle donation? Contact the Melwood Charity Car Donation Center — the non-profit that helps to manage and operate our car donation program — by calling (877) 272-2270. Questions for The Arc’s Development Department? Contact us at email@example.com.
Maximize Your Deduction
Car donations made to a charitable nonprofit organization are tax-deductible. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every situation is unique.
In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the total deduction claimed on the tax return exceeds $500, Form 8283 “Non-cash Charitable Contributions” must also be completed and attached.
To learn more about what a donors responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the “Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations” found in IRS Publication 4303. This file may be read with Adobe Reader.