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 with the local community and donate to those in need. One of the easiest ways for you to contribute is through our car donation program. If you want to donate a car to charity in San Jose, we encourage you to reach out to our team to learn more about our program. Read on to learn more about how our car donation program works.


The Process Begins With You

Car donation is an extremely simple process that begins with you reaching out. All you need to do is let our team know you have a vehicle to donate, and we will take it from there. In order to donate a vehicle you need the following:

  • To own the vehicle
  • To have a clean title for the vehicle
  • To tell us where and when to pick up the vehicle

The vehicle does not have to be in operating condition, and you do not have to bring the vehicle to us. We can come pick it up at the location of your choice. It is also worth noting that you can donate more than just cars. We accept trucks, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, trailers and boats.

Funding For Charity

dreamstime_xxl_17669153After your vehicle is picked up, our donation specialists will assess the vehicle and determine what will happen to it next. Vehicles in good enough condition will be sold. Those that are beyond repair might be junked or used for parts. Either way, all of the money earned through the proceeds of your vehicle’s sale will be then funneled to local community outreach programs.

Your vehicle donation will be assessed by our car donation specialists and their future depends on the condition of the vehicle as well as other contributing factors. Some of the vehicles donated are junked or used for parts.

Everyone Benefits

If you decide to donate a car to charity in San Jose through our program, everyone will benefit. We will benefit from your vehicle donation by turning this donation into new funds for existing programs. This allows us to reach more people through our charitable work. Our charity contributes locally in a myriad of ways including helping families in need, outreach programs, assisting in job placement, and refugee programs. Through your donation, those who partake in our community programs will benefit.

The benefits don’t stop there. You too will benefit from your car donation. You can use this donation to reduce your taxable income through itemized taxes. You also can save yourself the headache of selling an unused car or towing a broken vehicle.

Want to donate a car to charity in San Jose? Reach out to our team today to learn more. You can help your local community in need through this simple, hassle-free act.