Skip to comments.Donating my truck
Posted on 08/17/2016 12:25:41 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad
Good day all. I want to donate my truck and would like advice on which non-profit agency FReepers would recommend.
Thanks in advance.
I’ve heard and remember ads from the Tommy Nobis foundation here in Atlanta that seemed to be for real... check and see if they have affiliates in your location.
If no Nobis affiliate, I’d check to see if the American Kidney Foundation would take it.
I donated my pick up to Kars for Kids. Painless. About as easy as it could have been. Just don’t expect much from the “vacation” voucher.
Ask for last year’s audited financial statement. If the charity won’t give it to you, they don’t deserve your donation. Goodwill will take your car or truck, but look how much they actually give back to the community...next to nothing. The most cost effective charity seems to be the Salvation Army. I’d check with them first.
Yup, we will perforate it for free!
Salvation Army is a good choice too. I just know AKF is also legit.
Agreed. Salvation Army. Goodwill has become a money grubbing cesspool for high paid executives.
The Human Fund.
PM me your address and I’ll swing by to pick it up.
I donated a car several years ago to Purple Heart.
Had a car I wanted to donate last year. Called and checked on every donation agency listed anywhere and talked to a ton of people. Ended up giving it to the Salvation Army which auctioned it off and used the money in their local store. They also gave me tax form and I used the auction amount for a tax deduction.
Lots of hype out there about donating cars but not much real truth. Check them out and be careful. Option I chose seemed like the best deal in our area of Texas.
Unless you are filing 1040 with a lengthy list of itemized deductions, you should just consider it a gift.
Take your pick of organizations.
Either Salvation Army or Purple Heart.
Why not sell it on Craigslist and send the proceeds to the Freepathon.
I have a better idea...sell it instead...then give the money to the charity you want. There is a simple rule in economics; the more people/entities that touch something, the more it will cost the end user.
In this case the reverse holds true..the more people/entities that touch the truck, the less real money will be put to use.
And there is a very good chance that the charity will just wholesale the truck the next day, for far less than you could have sold it for.
Before you donate it to any of the charities that advertise this sort of thing, do some research on them and see if they are thinly-disguised scams.
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