Welcome to Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. We are so glad that you found your way to our blog page! We look forward to showing you just how easy it is to donate your car to charity, and how we use your donation to help others. Whether your car is gently used, barely running, or not running at all, you can donate it to charity and let us use the funds from the sale of the parts to fund our community programs. Be a part of feeding and clothing the needy in your community when you donate your car to charity in San Jose.

  1. Top 6 Misconceptions About Donating Your Vehicle

    Life in the South Bay Area can be financially challenging for many people. At Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, we work to provide assistance to those in need. One of the ways that we are able to offer support is through the money that we get from your vehicle donation. Please consider donating your car to our charity in San Jose. In today’s post, we’ll look at…Read More

  2. Turn Your Vehicle Into Food

    As a Santa Clara County resident, you are probably well aware of the extremely high cost of living in this area. You are probably also aware of just how hard it is for some families to make ends meet. If you have been looking for a way to make a positive impact in your community and help those who are less fortunate than you, then consider donating your car to charity thro…Read More

  3. Resolve to Be Generous

    With the start of a new year, many people make resolutions about various aspects of their lives. Some resolve to make their physical health a priority, and so they join a gym. Others resolve to be more generous to those around them, and this can have a wide-reaching effect that cannot be fully measured. No matter whether you donate your time, money, or vehicle, you can res…Read More

  4. Assist Families With Your Car Donation

    In the summer of 2018, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County worked to provide the necessary assistance needed by families that were separated at our southern border. If you have ever wondered who benefits from your car donation, then we would like to help “put a face” on some of the beneficiaries by sharing a few of the situations we were able to experience this su…Read More

  5. How Your Car Donation Helps Our Community

    Many people enjoy donating their new or gently used items to charities. It is very satisfying to know that you are able to help others through the gift of needed items. One item that might not be thought of as often as clothes or furniture, however, is a car. Maybe you have thought about donating a car, but were unsure about a few things such as, running condition, type of…Read More

  6. What Happens To My Car After I Donate It?

    So You Donated Your Vehicle Whether you donated your unwanted car, truck, SUV, trailer, boat, RV, bus, or motorcycle, we thank you! After you donate your car, you’ll receive an IRS form 1098-C for your tax deduction. But then what happens? What We Do With Your Car What we do with your car after you donate it to us depends on the car condition. If it is drivable and in go…Read More

  7. How Do Car Donation Programs Work?

    For many people, giving back to their local community is an important component of their life. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to carve out time to volunteer or to free up money to donate to a local charity. The good news is that there are other ways to contribute to those around you. At Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, we have a myriad of ways you can connect w…Read More

  8. Benefits of Car Donation This Christmas

    The holiday season is here! Christmas carols are playing in stores, trees are being put up in homes around the city, and children are rehearsing their school play lines again and again. This special time of year is treasured by many due to the spirit of giving that takes over our community. We are honored to be part of this special giving season and we look forward to help…Read More