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1) What kind of vehicles and property can I donate?RV and Bulldozer
A: We accept almost all Cars, Trucks, Vans, Newer Motorcycles, RVís, Trailers, Boats, Airplanes, Construction Equipment, Machinery and Real Estate. All vehicles must be complete, that is, they must have all of their parts (engine, transmission, hood, doors, etc.) and all vehicles must have a clear title (no liens shown).  If you have any questions about what you can donate, please e-mail us at campos@carprogram.com or call us toll free at (877)363-GIFT(4438), Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Central Standard Time.

2) Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes, Charities such as Youth for Christ are classified with the IRS as non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations.  Donations to organizations such as these, are tax deductible.  Each individualís tax situation can be different,  so please check with a tax professional to determine how you may benefit.

3) 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 receipt 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. Here is a link to IRS Publication 4303 ó A Donorís Guide to Car Donations http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4303.pdf.

4) What do I need to donate my vehicle?
A: We will need the title to the vehicle, and it must be clear of any liens. If you do not have a title, but are the owner and have just misplaced the title, call us, and we may be able to help you get a duplicate from the State. Please e-mail us at  campos@carprogram.com or  call us toll free at (877)363-GIFT(4438),  Monday-Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Central Standard Time.

5) My vehicle doesnít run now and hasn't run in years. Can it still be donated?
A: Please complete the donation form and call us, we are able to accept most vehicles, whether they are operable or not.  The only way to know for sure is to have you complete and submit our donation form.

6) Can you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?United States Map
A: We are able to pick up most vehicles in the Continental U.S.,  Alaska  and Hawaii. ChristCars pays for the towing in most cases. However, due to market conditions in certain parts of the country, and distance to tow to our nearest facility, we may have to decline a donation, or ask the donor to help pay for the towing.

For more information directly from the IRS website regarding your donation, click here.

7) How will the vehicle to be donated be picked up?
We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing company. They will call and schedule a convenient time to pick up your vehicle.

8) How long will it take to pick up my vehicle donation?
A: We will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an appointment, but in most cases within 24 hours.  If you need your car picked up sooner, please e-mail us at  campos@carprogram.com or call us toll free at (877)363-GIFT(4438).

9.) When I donate my old car, what will happen to it?
A:
Based on the year, make,  model and condition of your vehicle donation, it will be either sold at an automobile dealer's auction,  sold to an automobile parts recycler, or sold to a recycling company.

10) Will there be any cost to me?
A: No, ChristCars pays for the towing in most cases. However, due to market conditions in certain parts of the country, and distance to tow to our nearest facility, we may have to decline a donation, or ask the donor to help pay for the towing.
 

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