QUICK & EASY DONATION
Why Donate To Us?
Fast, Free California Car Donation
It’s easy to complete the process of making a car donation in California, regardless of condition: crashed, broken, or simply not running. We provide fast, free pickup of your California car donation with no cost to you.
Get a FULL Tax Deduction On Your Donations
Unlike most other charities, we improve your vehicle to get you the highest tax deduction! Instead of deducting the base price, you can deduct the FULL Blue Book value of your car with our Material Improvements Program.
We Handle All Paperwork With NO Cost To You
We accept vehicles in ANY condition, we can pickup your vehicle TODAY with free towing, and there are NO costs to donating your vehicle.
Most Importantly, You’re Helping Breast Cancer Patients
Breast Cancer Doesn’t Care, But You Can! Please donate your car and help us save lives! Call us @ 888-885-6710.
Please call us if you have any questions not answered in this FAQ @ 888-885-6710.
No, there is no cost to you at all! We handle towing and all of the necessary state forms to transfer the vehicle.
Your tax deductible donation will go towards helping raise awareness and help defeat breast cancer.
Once the value of your donation has been determined we will provide you with a completed IRS form 1098-C if the value of your vehicle is over $500. When you submit your federal income tax return you will need to include a form 8283, which lists any donations you have made. The form 1098-C we provide to you will have all the information you or your tax professional will need to complete form 8283.
We will accept any vehicle, even if it requires repairs in order to be valuable. In some cases we will sell the vehicle as is and in other cases we will make the repairs before selling the vehicle or putting it into service. If a vehicle cannot be repaired we may recycle the vehicle. Call us at 888-885-6710 to speak to one of our specialists.
Yes, we require that you have clear title to the vehicle. You must clear any liens or loans against the vehicle before it can be donated.
Yes, you can donate the vehicle, as long as you have clear title that has been signed off by the owner on record and a supplemental transfer form or receipt from the owner on record transferring the vehicle to you. You should consult with a tax advisor to ensure this will be acceptable for donation purposes.
First, we will record the information about your vehicle either over the phone or online so that we can notify the appropriate towing company to retrieve it. The tow company will confirm the time to pick up the vehicle. Once the tow driver arrives he will provide you with a liability release form and receipt, collect the title and transport the car back to one of our facilities. In some cases we will make repairs to the vehicle in order to prepare it for sale, in other cases it will be taken directly to an auction and in some cases it will be put into service by the Cancer Journey Foundation. Within 30 days of the vehicle being sold, we will complete IRS form 1098-C and mail it to out to you if the value of the vehicle is over $500.
No. When we come to pick up your vehicle you will need to complete a California Release of Liability Form, which is attached to your title. If your Release of Liability Form is missing you can complete one online using the California DMV web site.
If you itemize your taxes then you should be able to deduct the value of the vehicle. Cancer Journey Foundation is a 501(C)3 charity and contributions and donations to it are tax deductible. We cannot offer tax advice however and recommend that you consult the IRS web site or your tax advisor for more detailed information.
Here are some resources from the IRS that may assist you in determining a tax strategy: