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At Girls Inc., we focus on the development of the whole girl. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and evidence-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of vehicles do you accept?

All vehicles are considered! We strive to accept all types of donated vehicles (running or no t) including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, and most other motorized vehicles. To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete our se cure online vehicle donation form, or call us during regular hours of operation.

What type of paperwork will I need to donate my car?

You will need a current and clear title. Any lien holder listed on the title must be cleared and/or released by the bank. This law varies by state.

Are there any costs?

There is no cost to the donor. All expenses are deducted from the gross sales price, and if the costs ever exceed the price, those costs are covered by our vehicle donation program provider CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services).

Will I get a donation receipt?

In most cases, donors will receive an initial donation receipt from the tow driver at the time of the vehicle pick-up. This initial acknowledgement will indicate the donor’s name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the donated vehicle. Should you not receive a receipt, please give our donor support team a call and we will get one out to you.

Donors will also be mailed a thank-you letter on behalf of the receiving nonprofit within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle, which serves as a tax receipt. This will be the donor’s final tax document if their vehicle sells for $500 or less.

What do I do after my vehicle is picked up?

Depending on the registered state of the vehicle, the next step for you after your vehicle is picked up is to notify the state about your recent vehicle donation and that you are no longer no longer in possession of the vehicle. Please only notify your state after the vehicle is picked up. Click here to learn the steps required for notifying your state that you’ve donated your vehicle.

Do I remove the license plates or leave them on the vehicle?

This depends on the state in which your vehicle is registered. In some states, you are required to surrender or return the license plates after donating. If your state requires you to remove the plates before donating your vehicle, please do what you can to remove your own plates. We cannot guarantee the driver will be able to assist you with plate removal. To find out what’s expected for your state, give our Vehicle Donor Support Team a call and we’ll walk you through it. Or, you can check out what your state requires by clicking here.

How long is the entire process from the vehicle pick-up to when the nonprofit receives its funds?

The entire sale process can take approximately four to 12 weeks. The net cash proceeds from your generous vehicle donation are sent to our nonprofit within five business days upon the receipt of the sale proceeds from the auction or di - rect buy vendors.

My car doesn’t run or hasn’t been used in years. Can I still donate it?

Yes! We can accept most vehicles, running or not. However, it must be in one piece and towable, have an engine, and be tow truck accessible. To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please choose a nonpro fit, complete the secure online vehicle donation form, or call us. Our Donor Support Team is available seven days a week during regular hours of operation.

Can I drop the vehicle off to save on towing costs to the nonprofit?

You may ask the representative scheduling your vehicle pick-up with the vendor about this option.

Who will be calling me to schedule the pick-up?

Our vendor representative for your donation will be calling/texting and/or emailing you using the information you provided on the donation form for scheduling. Please be aware you will very possibly receive a call from a phone number that you don’t recognize pertaining to your donation; this is the vendor.

CARS Donor Stories

"I’m donating this car to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because my wife is a cancer survivor. We understand what it’s like to be sick and in a position where you have to worry about your finances, when you should be worrying about the health of your loved one. It’s an honor to donate my car to St. Jude, especially since I’ve had it a long time. We hope this car goes to a good cause at St. Jude and helps out a little in the care of someone in need."

-St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Donor

"15 years ago, the garage door opened and this little Jetta was inside with a big red bow on it. We have spent many amazing years and miles together. Drives to skating practice, off to college, and then to California for grad school. Today, I donated her to the Sierra Club Foundation in hopes that the car which enabled my adventures will fund some for future generations."

-Sierra Club Foundation Donor

"Donating one of the motorcycles from my collection was an honor for me. Helping our soldiers is so important. The donation process was great. I was contacted quickly, the driver showed up on time and was very courteous, and there were no loose ends."

-Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation Donor

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