Donate a Vehicle
Turn your car into a great idea!
When you donate your used vehicle to The Father’s Heart Street Ministry, all the proceeds go to helping to feed and clothe men, women, children and veterans in need. The Father’s Heart’s vehicle donation program handles all of the details at no charge to you – just follow the steps below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my car have to be running to qualify for donation?
No, but the car must have an engine and be towable. However, cars that are in extremely poor condition or far from our tow range may cost more to tow than the value of the vehicle. If this is the case, TFH may not receive any dollars from your vehicle.
What paperwork do I need?
The only paperwork needed is a signed title (pink slip). However, if the title (pink slip) is not available, a lost title search can be done.
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. The amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle will be listed on this receipt. This will be your receipt for your charitable contribution.
What can I claim as a deduction?
Due to recent IRS updates to the rules regarding vehicle donations and the amount of the deduction that can be claimed, we recommend that you refer to IRS Publication 4303 “A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations,” which can be found at www.irs.gov, or contact your tax advisor to determine the amount of your tax deduction.
What does TFH do with the donated vehicles?
The vehicles are sold at auction. The funds from vehicle donations are used to provide food, clothing, operational expenses, emergency winter shelter needs, hot meals, and sack lunches for those in our community that are in need.
Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?
No. Special arrangements can be made when you talk with the tow company.
How much money will TFH receive?
It varies. However, after towing and administrative costs the ministry will receive the remainder of the proceeds from the sale of the car.
Call Speed’s Towing to arrange pickup: 503.234.5555
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