Often, Election Day means going into the booth and vote for a candidate you feel may be the lesser of two evils. If you have a car you do not need, you can vote yourself a tax deduction of at least $500 on your itemized federal tax return if you donate car to charity. You do not even have to pull a lever or mark a spot. It is already there for you.
If your car is in good condition, most charities will gladly take it. What they do with it is another story. Some charities will use the car or give it to a needy person. The majority of charities sell all donated cars. Many of those send all car donations to auction. If the price of the car does not exceed the auction fees, the charity will have to pay the difference. In that case, the charity will lose money on the car donation.
Unfortunately, there are many charities that will only accept your car for donation if it runs, is in decent condition and is less than ten years old. Fortunately, one car donation charity will gratefully take your car no matter how old it is or whether it runs or not. That charity is Cars4Charities. They do not discriminate. They only ask that you have a title for your car or have some proof that you are the owner, have not taken parts out of it, and have it in a place where a tow truck can easily get to it.
When you donate your car to Cars4Charities, you will get a tax deduction on your itemized federal tax return of the greater of $500 or the amount they are able to sell your car donation for. Cars4Charities will also provide you with the forms you will need to file with your taxes in order to claim your valuable tax deduction.
Cars4Charities has a most impressive mix of charities you can donate car to. If your interest is in helping charities that provide International aid, you can donate your car to Aid for Haiti, Doctors Without Borders, Food for the Poor, Freedom From Hunger, Helen Keller International, Partners in Health, the Smile Train, TropicalClinics, etc. If you prefer to help fight disease or aliments, you can donate car to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, the American Foundation for the Blind, the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, the American Parkinson Disease Association, the Arc of Massachusetts, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Autism Speaks, the Brain Trauma Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Cancer Research Institute, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, the Lam Foundation, the Kelly Heinz Grunder Brain Tumor Foundation, the National Association for Down Syndrome, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, etc. If you favor helping locally, Cars4Charities has hundreds of local homeless shelters, food banks, hospices, etc. that you can donate car to.