Old vehicles can be a nuisance, to say the least. Not driving them around makes them susceptible to sitting on the driveway or in the garage, collecting dust. Going through the process of selling it or giving it to a junkyard may sound like even more of a nuisance to you — cleaning the vehicle, collecting paperwork, and driving it to the specification does sound like a lot of work.

Fortunately, there is another option for you. And this option gives back to those in need.

Have you ever considered donating that unused vehicle sitting in your garage to charity?

The car donation program through Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County is dedicated to providing for families and individuals in need. Serving Santa Clara County for 17 years, this program benefits everyone involved. By donating your car to our program, we are helping you get an unused vehicle off your hands (plus, you can get a tax benefit for this, too). The car that you choose to donate works to make a positive, lasting impact on families and individuals in Santa Clara County.

You vehicle donation provides the following:

  • Food, clothing, and household necessities for families
  • Job searching assistance for individuals looking for employment
  • Assistance for displaced refugees
  • Care and assistance for children, young families, and the elderly

By choosing to make a car donation to our charity, you are impacting individuals and families in Santa Clara County. That old car in your driveway can be a huge blessing to those in your community.

If you’re looking for more reasons to donate a vehicle to charity, do keep reading to see how getting a car off your hands can influence the lives of many.

Helping Those In Your Community

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — by choosing to donate your car to the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, you are making a positive impact on children, young families, individuals, and the elderly in your very own community. Our charity makes good use of the car donations we receive, and we’ve seen firsthand the extent of which a vehicle donation can change the lives of many.

Getting An Unused Car Off Of Your Hands

Are you frustrated with that old vehicle that’s collecting dust in the driveway or garage? Dealing with a car that isn’t used anymore can be a hassle, but not when you choose to donate it to charity. That unused vehicle has the potential to provide those in need with the resources to better their lives. You don’t have to go through the stress of preparing your vehicle to be sold. Only simple preparations are necessary for donating your car to Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, and you can find those in a previous blog post. We’ll even pick up the vehicle for you.

Receive Tax Benefits For Your Car Donation

The vehicle donation process should be simple, and we want to make sure it is. Within 30 days of your donation, we’ll send you an IRS form 1098-C, Contributions Of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes. This shows the amount of gross proceeds that were received from your donation. It will also show you what you can file as a tax write-off. Learn more about how you can receive tax credit for your donation here.

Don’t hesitate to donate your car and make a lasting impact on your community. Contact us today.