Choosing when to donate your car might be just as difficult as finding the right charity for your donation. When choosing a charity, it’s important to know that your car donation is going directly where it’s supposed to be going. You don’t want a middleman taking a huge portion of what you believed was a donation.
That’s why Vets Vehicles was founded in 2011, to give veterans charities the proceeds from the car donations that so many of them have fought for and desperately need. When you put your vehicle in our hands you know where the proceeds will be donated.
With the help of V-DAC (Vehicle Donations to Any Charity) we work to not only ensure that your donation is going directly to a reputable, reliable charity, but we also work to find the best price for your vehicle.
Unlike some charities, that may give pennies on the dollar to the cause you assume it is going to, we give, on average, 78% of the money made from your donation to charities. Even the charities that your donations go toward are painstakingly chosen by us as honest, quality charities that do significant work for veterans. Of the four charities we work with three of them are rated on charitynavagator.org with an average rating of 3.7 out of four stars. The only charity we work with that is not rated on charitynavigator.org is AMVETS, who recently raised over $400 million for veterans.
We’re Hassle Free
We accept all vehicles, no matter if it runs or not, without consideration to vehicle type, make, model, or year. If it’s a junker we can still sell it to companies that will recycle it. That way you know your car is not only being reused but that the money is also going to a worthwhile cause.
You don’t even have to bring the vehicle in. If you call (888) 838-7834 you can arrange times and places to pick up your car. Just leave it there and we’ll do the rest.
Even if you don’t have the title your car can still get picked up. Just call and let us know. We can track down all of the information we need to be able to pick up your car.
Honestly, all you need to do in order to have your vehicle help veterans is:
- Have a vehicle
- Have the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
- Have a few minutes to fill out paperwork
It’s Tax Deductable
When you donate to us you are donating directly to a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit. What you’ll be able to deduct will largely be based on how much the car is worth and how much we are able to sell the car for. After we sell your vehicle we will send you a receipt or an IRS form 1098C letting you know what the vehicle sold for.
Each year the charities we work with support a wide range of causes, most of them veteran-related, some of them civilian. Here are some small ways that your donation will improve the lives of others:
AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms.
One of the most visible is our network of trained national service officers (NSOs) accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Funded by the AMVETS National Service Foundation, these dedicated men and women can be found in close to 40 states, providing sound advice and prompt action on compensation claims at no charge to the veteran.
In one recent year alone, AMVETS national service officers processed more than 24,000 claims that resulted in veterans receiving some $400 million in compensation. This commitment to service traces its roots back to 1948, when our NSOs first began helping veterans of World War II to obtain the benefits promised them by the federal government.
Fisher House Foundation
The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is made up of thousands of Marines, Marine veterans and volunteers. Each year they collect and distribute toys, books and other gifts to less fortunate children from where these Marines and veterans live and work. Last year, for the 65th year, in 745 communities nationwide, Toys for Tots offered 6.7 million children recognition, confidence and lifelong positive memories – all qualities that may motivate them to become responsible and caring members of their communities.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.