HOW TO DONATE
Once you have decided to donate your used vehicle, the process is simple.
Just fill out the donation form below, or give us a call at 1-866-NOBIS AUTO (1-866-662-4728), to get started.
We need some basic information about you and your vehicle, then we’ll take care of the rest! If you have questions regarding the process, check out our FAQs at the bottom of this page.
Here’s some helpful information to make your donation process go smoothly:
What kinds of vehicles do you accept?
We accept cars, vans, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles — whether operational or not. In addition, we will accept operational RVs and boats/jet skis with trailers.
How do you use the vehicles?
Vehicle donation is like any form of monetary donation to a charitable cause with one added step. The donated vehicle will be sold if operational or scrapped and recycled. The proceeds will go toward funding our programs and providing opportunities for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
What information do you need about my vehicle?
Whether you’re completing our online form or calling, we’ll need some basic information including year, make, model, mileage and condition of the vehicle. You will need to present a valid title in your name for all motorized vehicles. If donating a boat or jet skis, you will need to present a valid GADNR (Georgia Department of Natural Resources) card. Take a look at our donation form for more detailed information.
Does the vehicle have to run?
Donated cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles do not have to run. All vehicles donated to Tommy Nobis Center are sold, auctioned or recycled and sold for parts. While a vehicle in good condition will provide us with greater financial support, we accept vehicles in all stages of repair. RVs, boats and jet skis are required to be operational. Boats and jet skis must be on valid, tagged trailers.
Is the donation tax deductible?
Yes! Once you donate your vehicle, we will send you a tax form in the mail to help with the process. The 1098-c form that we send features details about your donation as required by the IRS.
One thing to note is the $500 value threshold. If your vehicle sells for less than $500, you can claim the fair market value or $500, whichever is less. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, we will need your social security number and your deduction will be the exact amount we received for the vehicle. If applicable, you will receive a 1098-c form within 45 days of the sale date.
What is the expected timeline for pickup?
All donated vehicles will be picked up within 5 to 7 business days after we receive the donation request. When the tow truck retrieves the vehicle, you will be presented with a donation receipt, proving that the vehicle has been donated. Not going to be home? That’s okay. Just let us know where we can find the keys and signed title. The driver will leave the receipt for you in the mailbox, on a side porch, or wherever you prefer. Vehicles can be picked up anywhere in the continental United States.
I received a letter asking for my Social Security Number. Is this really from you?
It’s really us. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, we are required by the IRS to provide your SSN for the 1098-c tax form. You will receive the 1098-c by mail. We do not sell your donation information—your information is secure.