Vehicle Donations

MAKING A VEHICLE DONATION

Donate your used car, truck, boat or RV to the Lowe Syndrome Association and we'll arrange to have it picked up free of charge. We accept most vehicles, even if they don't run, although some restrictions may apply on older vehicles. It's easy and convenient, and you'll be eligible for a tax deduction as well!

IS IT EASY TO DONATE A CAR?

Yes, very easy! It’s much easier to donate your used vehicle than it is to sell it yourself. And the tax savings might even be more than what you would receive from a trade in. You’ll be spared the ordeal of selling your vehicle to a stranger.

All you need to do is contact the LSA and let us know you would like to donate a vehicle. We will initiate the process with the DonateACar program, who will handle the final arrangements . Arrangements will be made to conveniently and quickly pick-up your vehicle donation at no cost to you. DonateACar will handle the title transfer requirements and you will be provided with a tax deductible donation receipt when the vehicle is picked up!

INFORMATION YOU’LL NEED

The following information will likely be needed when you are donating a vehicle:

Donor Name
Mailing Address
Phone
Vehicle Location
Year
Make Model
VIN #
License
Does the vehicle run and drive as is?
Do you have the Title?
Decription of any problems or damage to the engine, transmission, tires, body, etc…

VEHICLE DONATION FAQ

WHAT CAN I DONATE?

We accept most vehicles and vessels including but not limited to cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RV's.

MY CAR HASN'T RUN IN YEARS. CAN I STILL DONATE IT?

Yes, we are able to accept most vehicles running or not (exceptions include older 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.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DONATE MY VEHICLE?

We would like the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it please call us anyway. It is possible that other arrangements may be made.

CAN YOU PICK UP VEHICLES IN ALL 50 STATES?

Yes, we are able to pick up accepted vehicles in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

HOW WILL MY CAR BE PICKED UP?

We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing company.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PICK UP MY CAR?

We will arrange for a towing company to contact you via telephone within three to four business days at the latest. If you need your car picked up sooner, please let us know as we are oftentimes able to accommodate rush orders as well.

IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes, vehicle and vessel donations made to bona fide charitable organizations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We have verified that all charities listed within this site are classified with the IRS as non-profit charitable organizations. However, individual tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional to determine what if any tax benefit you may receive from a tax deductible donation.

HOW DOES MY TAX DEDUCTION WORK?

The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of (a) the value of your vehicle up to $500 or (b) if we sell the vehicle for more than $500 we will mail you a postcard with that value for your tax purposes. For additional information, the IRS provides a Donor's Guide to Car Donations which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property.

VEHICLE DONATION FORM

TO START THE PROCESS

Simply fill out this form. As an alternative, you can call the Lowe Syndrome Association at 972-733-1338. If we are unable to accept your donation, you will be notified as soon as possible - usually within 24 hours. If the donation can be accepted, a towing agency will call you within 3 to 4 business days to schedule a pick-up. You will need the title and keys available for the tow driver.

Your Name*

Your Phone Number*

Your Email Address*

PLEASE DESCRIBE THE VEHICLE, RV OR BOAT*