In case you don’t know this, that less than perfect car sitting around in your garage (or yard) for ages, can be donated to help very worthy causes. Donating your old car to a nonprofit organizaton will not only give you some free space you’ll make better use of, it will also assist a worthy organization like American Children’s Cancer Association (ACCA), financially support families with kids with cancer receive the safest, most effective treatments.
OK — now you know there’s a use for that ol’ jalopy, other than being an eye sore, or just getting in the way… but is it good enough
for anybody to use? Does it need to be in working order? Ideally of course, the vehicle should run. But generally, car donation charities will accept it, running or not.
Here are some general pointers on what ACCA will be looking for from a donated car:
1. Best case scenario: a car that at least starts
2. If it doesn’t start, it may still be able to be used/sold for parts or metal.
3. Absolute requirement: The car must have a title. If you don’t have it, ACCA may be able to help you obtain it.
4. Car cannot have lien holders; the car must be owned by the donator, outright.
5. We take all kinds of vehicles; cars, trucks Vans, RVs, SUVs, motocycles, even boats and planes.
6. ACCA will take care of towing your car to us — free.
Besides freeing yourself of a 2 ton chunk of metal, and the great feeling you’ll have knowing you’re helping kids with cancer,
ACCA also offers great thank you gifts. You’ll also receive a tax benefit. Please see website for details.
For New Jersey car donations, click here. For New York Car Donations, click here. For all other states, click here.
Here are the 10 most donated cars (as of 2013):
Chrysler Town & Country
BMW 3 series