Donate Your Vehicle to Welcome Home Vets
You will need the provide title to the vehicle, but if you own the car and do not have the title, please call CARS anyway. It is possible that other arrangements can be made.
CARS Sells the Vehicle
CARS has its own sales locations where they evaluate the vehicle. When it is cost-effective, CARS also makes major and/or minor mechanical repairs. They use auction houses to sell the majority of the donated vehicles.
On occasion CARS may receive a unique or specialty item for which they may use other means to sell the vehicle. CARS’ goal is to ensure that the Welcome Home Vets receives the maximum amount of money as a donation for your vehicle.
CARS Provides all Necessary Tax Deduction Receipts and IRS Forms on Behalf of Welcome Home Vets
CARS will provide a written acknowledgment of your car donation as soon as you donate your car—either by using the CARS online car donation form or by calling one of their operators.
As soon as the car is sold, and it is determined that your donated car qualifies for a deduction of more than $500, CARS will mail you an additional receipt and will include an IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes.
This information will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale if you provided your tax identification number at the time of your initial donation.
Step 1. Call 855-500-RIDE (7433) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week OR click here to complete the online form.
Step 2. CARS will do the rest. That's all there is to it.
CARS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports Welcome Home Vets and other non-profits by picking up donated vehicles, then handling all the paperwork, repairs (if needed) and sale of teh donated vehicle. CARS then takes a small commission from the sale of the vehicle.
Welcome Home Vets receives the rest of the proceeds from the sale, and you get the satisfaction of helping a vet or family member access psychological care for military-related trauma and other social services needed to ease the transition from the military back to civilian life.
CARS accepts most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RV's, motorcycles, off road vehicles, heavy equipment and most other motorized vehicles. CARS accepts most vehicles whether they are running or not. The process is easy.
Call CARS toll-free at 855-500-RIDE 7 days a week to speak to a representative. Or visit the CARS web site and complete the online form. Indicate Welcome Home Vets as the designated non-profit recipient of your vehicle together with our address. That's all there is to it.
Schedule the Vehicle Pickup
CARS will contact you within 24 hours of your call to schedule a pickup within 2 to 3 business days. If you need your car picked up sooner, let them know and they will do their best to make those arrangements.
The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to a CARS’ sale location. You will be provided with a receipt by the tow truck operator.