Consider Donating Your Old Car to Charity

By Maureen Condon

Thinking of buying a new car or truck?
Shockley Honda in Frederick, MD can help you.

Thinking your old car or truck isn’t worth much as a trade in?

If you expect to get very little money for your trade-in, consider donating your old car to a charity instead.

There are benefits in doing so. In many cases, you may get a tax credit for it. In every case, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that some less fortunate person now has the car he/she needs to get around.

Here are several well-known charities that accept car donations. There may be many more.

Salvation Army:

For detailed information on how to donate your vehicle, call 1-800-SA-TRUCK or visit:

American Cancer Society: Cars For A Cure Program

For detailed information, visit:…

If you need assistance or would like clarification of this process, please call 888-227-5500 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST or send an e-mail to Betty A Coco, Director – National Cars For A Cure, at

American Heart Association:


According to the web site: Whether your vehicle is a late model sedan, a classic collectable, an unfinished project, or an old clunker gathering dust in the driveway, your contribution turns any vehicle into a valuable donation for the American Heart Association.

For more information, visit:…


National Kidney Foundation: 1–800–488–2277 or visit:

In Massachusetts only, Special Olympics: 1–800–590–1600 or visit: and

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