Background about Vehicles for Charity
The ARC Thrift Stores, a Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves as the fundraising arm of the ARC Units, which provide advocacy and support for developmentally disabled individuals and families. ARC has historically accepted vehicle donations since 1995 for themselves and several other nonprofits. ARC Thrift EIN is 84-0515942.
Demand grew and in 2001 Vehicles for Charity (VFC) was established. This comprehensive vehicle donation program was developed and implemented to provide for prompt and professional disposition of vehicles donated to VFC. Our working agreements with carefully selected tow companies and auto auctions have contributed to the program’s success.
Based on the success of the program, VFC has entered into partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, such as the Colorado Women’s Education Foundation (CWEF) to assist in their fundraising efforts. Aside from CWEF promoting the program directly to our supporters, VFC handles all details of the vehicle donation process.
The program is unusual in that all proceeds are returned to CWEF. One nonprofit organization helping another to generate much need funding has been the cornerstone of the affiliate program since its inception.
How to make a donation?
CWEF has partnered with VFC to process donated vehicles. Click here to fill out and submit donation form or just call 1 866 628 2277 and they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I donate?
You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, CWEF is a nonprofit organization and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.
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 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.
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.