Tommy Nobis Center’ Vehicle Donation Program takes unwanted vehicles like cars, trucks and vans, and we use them to help further our mission in the community. We will even pick up the vehicle from your house — making it super easy!

Through our Vehicle Donation Program we are able to help hundreds of people each year. Each individual donation, no matter the size or state of the vehicle, helps us create training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Tommy Nobis Center strives to break down the barriers that stand in our program participants’ way. With the help of your vehicle donation, we can improve even more lives.

How to Donate

Once you have decided to donate your used vehicle, the process is simple. Just fill out the donation form, or give us a call at 1-866-662-4728 to get started. We’ll need some basic information about you and your vehicle. We’ll take care of the rest! If you have questions regarding the process, check out our FAQs at the bottom of this page or click the button below to chat with one of our vehicle donation specialists.

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Here’s some helpful information to make your donation process go smoothly:

What kinds of vehicles do you accept?

We accept cars, vans, trucks, RVs and motorcycles — whether or not it will start or run — plus boats and jet skis with trailers — which must be operational.

How do you use the vehicles?

Vehicle donation is like any form of monetary donation to a charitable cause with one added step. Instead of donating a set amount of cash, you’re giving us a vehicle to either sell at auction (if it is operational), or scrap and recycle. The proceeds from auction or scrap will go to funding our program and providing opportunities for people with disabilities or other employment disadvantages.

What information do you need about my vehicle?

Whether you’re completing our online form or calling, we’ll need some basic information including make, model, year and condition of the vehicle. Take a look at our donation form for more detailed information.

Does the vehicle have to run?

The vehicle you’re donating does not have to run. All vehicles donated to Tommy Nobis Center are sold at auction or recycled and sold for parts. While a vehicle in good condition will provide us with greater financial support, we accept vehicles of all sorts!

Is the donation tax deductible?

Yes! After you donate your vehicle, we’ll send you a tax form in the mail to help with the process. The 1098-c form that we’ll send you features details about your donation.

One thing to note is the $500 value threshold: if your vehicle is auctioned by us and receives less than $500, you can claim the fair market value or $500, whichever is less. If we receive more than $500 for your vehicle, we’ll need your social security number and you can claim the exact amount we received for the vehicle. You will receive this form within 30 days of the vehicle’s sale.

What is the expected timeline for pickup?

All donated vehicles will be picked up between two and five business days. When the tow truck comes to retrieve the vehicle, you’ll be presented with the pickup receipt, proving that the vehicle has been donated. If you are not going to be home, 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.

I received a letter asking for my Social Security number. Is this really from you?

It’s really us. If we are able to sell your vehicle for more than $500, we are required by the IRS to provide your SSN for the 1098-c tax form. We will mail you this form shortly after the vehicle is sold.

Still Have Questions?

If our Frequently Asked Questions didn’t answer everything for you, try our Live Chat or give us a call at 1-866-662-4728.