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Donate your car and show your support to the Huntington's Disease Society of America
Interested in donating your vehicle to an organization you believe in? It's easy to make a contribution that supports the Huntington's Disease Society of America
Here is how it works:
Just call toll free 888-HDSA-151/888-437-2151 or e-mail at your convenience firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to an HDSA Vehicle Donation Representative. Our representative will schedule a pickup that's convenient for you, and provide you with confirmation of your donation.
Or simple click here to make your donation online.
According to the tax law efective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my car have to be running to qualify for donation?
The car does not need to run, but it must have an engine and be towable. Cars that are in extremely poor condition or out of our tow range may be declined, as the cost to tow them may be more than the value of the vehicle. Call our representative to find out if your vehicle qualifies.
What if my car won't pass the smog test?
We accept vehicles without a smog certificate or current registration.
What paperwork do I need?
The only paperwork needed is a signed title (pink slip). Our driver will provide you with a Release of Liability which must be completed by the donor and mailed to the DMV within 5 business days of donation.
What if I lost the title (pink slip)?
Our driver will give you an Application for Duplicate Title form to complete at the time of pick up.
Do I get a receipt for my donation?
Yes. Our driver will issue a receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt. The initial acknowledgement will indicate your name, the year, make and model and the condition of the vehicle you are donating.
A final acknowledgement will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle. This will be your receipt for your charitable contribution.
After January 1, 2005, donors will be allowed to take the amount for which the vehicle sold. You will be sent a letter with this amount when the vehicle sells.
What can I claim as a deduction?
If the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.
What if my car is valued over $5000?
Effective January 1, 2005, you will no longer be required to have vehicles appraised. The amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle is the value you are allowed to claim.
What does our organization do with donated vehicles?
The vehicles are sold at a private auction. The funds from vehicle donations are used to support the Research, Education and Care programs of HDSA.
How quickly can my vehicle be picked up?
Vehicles are picked up at a time that is convenient for you. Call our representative to find out the available times in your neighborhood.