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Tips When Giving A Car To Charity

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There are many different charities that you can donate your car to, but what that charity does with the car may be the most important factor on how much money they are able to get. There are a couple things that you are going to want to know before you donate your car to a charity. Here are a few things to check when you are looking to donate a vehicle to a good charity. 

Will The Charity Sell It Immediately?

It truly is a great thing to donate your car to a local or a major charity, but one of the first things that you are going to want to look into is if they sell the car right when they get the car. Unless your car is worth a lot of money, there is a very good chance that if the charity sells the car, they will not make very much money off of the car. They will have to fill out a lot of different paperwork, and in fact may end up not making any money at all from the donation. You want to make sure that your donation has the biggest impact, so if the charity sells the car right away, do not donate the car to the charity, because it may not be worth it. There is another alternative that will be covered later.

Will The Charity Use The Car For Transportation Needs?

Another way that charities can use the car is by actually using them for transportation. There are often meetings and activities that the charity is going to want to put on. The charity will often use donated cars to pick up individuals. This is a great way for the charity to use the car, and once they are done using the car, they will be able to sell the car to the junk. This way the charity will get use out of the car and be able to sell the car and make a little extra money.

Selling The Car Yourself

Another option that you have is to sell the car yourself and then donate that money to the charity. There is a lot less paperwork involved in donating money to a charity than in donating a car. You will still need to make sure that you go through the proper channels, and donate legally. However, this is a very good way to donate to the charity of your choice.