Donate your vehicle to RAINN
Donating your car to RAINN is an easy, cost free way to help ensure that our programs and services continue to operate and expand.
RAINN accepts donations of new or used vehicles. Once our agent takes possession of the donated vehicle, it will be sold at auction. The proceeds from the sales will go to RAINN, minus the fee RAINN must pay our vendor to transport and auction the vehicle.
Please complete the form at donateacar.com with details about the vehicle you would like to donate.
Once we have all the information, we will make arrangements with our designated contractor, Car Program LLC, to pick up the vehicle. An employee of Car Program will contact you within four business days to arrange for pickup of the car. You will not be charged any fees in connection with your donation.
Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Frequently Asked Questions
What vehicles can I donate?
We accept most vehicles and vessels including, but not limited to, cars, trucks, trailers, boats, and RVs.
My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?
Yes, we are able to accept most vehicles, running or not (exceptions include older vehicles whose value will not offset the cost of towing). To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete and submit our online form.
What do I need to donate my vehicle?
We would like the title to the vehicle, but may be able to accept the donation even if you do not have it. To find out if RAINN can accept your donation, please call Car Program toll-free at 1.800.237.5714, seven days a week (be sure to tell them that you would like to donate the vehicle to RAINN).
Can you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?
How will my car be picked up?
Car Program will arrange to have your vehicle towed away by a professionally licensed, bonded, and insured towing company.
How long will it take to pick up my car?
Car Program will arrange for a towing company to contact you via telephone within three to four business days. If you need your car picked up sooner, please let us know, as we are often able to accommodate rush orders.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, vehicle and vessel donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. However, individual tax situations vary, so please check with a tax professional to determine what tax benefit you may receive from your donation.
How does my tax donation work?
The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of (a) the value of your vehicle up to $500; or (b) if we sell the vehicle for more than $500 we will mail you a postcard with that value for your tax purposes.
For additional information, please review IRS Publication 4303 — A Donor's Guide to Car Donations. (You need Adobe Reader to view this file )
Please feel free to contact Car Program or RAINN with any further questions your may have.
How can I contact you to schedule a pickup?
Please complete and submit our online form or call Car Program toll-free, seven days a week, at 1.800.237.5714. You can also call RAINN directly at 202.544.3561.