Donate Your Car, RV or Boat to Cars for Christ - Anywhere in the USA!

YOUR DONATION WILL HELP US REACH TROUBLED YOUTH WITH THE GOSPEL
Fast and easy pick-up and you receive a maximum tax deduction!
Call Toll Free: 800-542-9848
EAST COAST: 770-800-3485      CENTRAL & WEST COAST: 281-323-9102

Questions and Answers

Do you have questions about how to donate a car to charity?

Here are some important answers to the most frequently asked questions about the car donation process.

 
Or Toll Free 800-542-9848
OR:
CENTRAL: 281-323-9102
EAST COAST: 770-800-3485

 WEST COAST: 281-323-9102

Help us promote the Gospel.

If you don't find the answer to your questions below, please call Toll Free for live assistance to 800-542-9848 one of the following numbers: CENTRAL: 281-323-9102; EAST COAST: 770-800-3485; WEST COAST: 218-323-9102. God bless you and thank you for giving! 
 
How long will it take for my vehicle to be picked up?
We can usually pick up your car within a few days. If you need your car picked up sooner, please call and we will try to make arrangements to fit your schedule.
 
Is my car donation tax deductible?
Vehicles donated on this site will benefit Family Lifelines, a nonprofit Christian Ministry classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible. For more information, you can check out A Donor's Guide to Vehicle Donations.
 
What type of vehicles do you accept as donations?
We accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats, motorcycles, and RV's. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please send us an email (info@cars4christ.org) or call us at Toll Free to 800-542-9848 or one of the following numbers: CENTRAL: 281-323-9102; EAST COAST: 770-800-3485; WEST COAST: 281-323-9102.
 
What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle?
In most cases we need the title to the vehicle. But, if you do not have title papers call us anyway; other arrangements can sometimes be worked out. You may contact us by submitting our Car Donation Form or by calling Toll Free to 1-800-542-9848 or one of the following numbers: CENTRAL: 281-323-9102; EAST COAST: 770-800-3485; WEST COAST: 281-323-9102.
 
My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?
Yes, we are able to accept most vehicles whether they run or not (exceptions include older or damaged vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing). To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete and submit our online donation form.
 
Do you pick up vehicles nationwide?
Yes, we can pick up most vehicles in most localities throughout the continental US and Hawaii.
 
How do I calculate the value of my donated vehicle?
Car donation tax laws in effect as of Jan. 1st, 2005:
 
Your car donation to an IRS approved 501(c)3 charity is still tax deductible and will fall into one of these categories:
  1. For low value vehicle donations you can claim the fair market value up to $500.00 without any additional paperwork besides the receipt we will provide at the time of the pickup.
  2. If you donate a car that is worth more then $500.00, your deduction will be limited to the actual sale price of your car donation. If your vehicle is sold, all proceeds will benefit Family Lifelines, a 501(c)3 Christian charity. We will provide you with a receipt stating the final sales price of your vehicle within 30 days of the sale of your donated car. We will work to get top dollar for your car donation, however most vehicles are sold "wholesale" at auctions, dealerships etc. and are frequently sold for less then the Kelly Blue Book value.
  3. For cars that are in safe and good running order that we can specifically use for our charitable projects or if we can significantly improve your vehicle before it is sold then you can generally claim your car's fair market value. Please call us Toll Free to 1-800-542-9848 or one of the following numbers: CENTRAL: 281-323-9102; EAST COAST: 770-800-3485; WEST COAST: 281-323-9102 if you want to verify if this would be the case for your car donation. If your donated vehicle is used by Family Lifelines for our charitable purposes or if it is improved before the sale, we will provide you with a receipt specifying this exception so that you can claim the fair market value of your car donation.
How will my car be picked up?
We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at a scheduled time.
 
How can I schedule a pickup?
Please complete & submit our Car Donation Form or by calling Toll Free to 1-800-244-5634 or one of the following numbers: CENTRAL: 281-323-9102; EAST COAST: 770-800-3485; WEST COAST: 281-323-9102
 
How can I write to you?
You can e-mail us at: Support@Cars4Christ.org
If you'd like to communicate with us by mail, please write to:
Family Lifelines
24776 FM 1485
New Caney, TX 77357
Important Tips on Donating a Car
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About Us

All proceeds benefit Family Lifelines Ministries, an IRS registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated helping troubled teens.

IMPORTANT LINKS
Family Lifelines
The Bible Bus
Power For the Hour

You can donate your car online and help us promote the Gospel by calling us Toll Free at 800-542-9848 or one of the following numbers: CENTRAL & WEST COAST: 281-323-9102; EAST COAST: 770-800-3485; to make arrangements for a quick, no cost and hassle free pickup.

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