Donate Your Car
Fast and Friendly Car Donation Service
Is it time to finally let go of your old car? We know, you had a good run. You got far more mileage out of it than you thought you would. It was a good car right up until the end. But now the necessary repairs to get it back on the road just don’t make financial sense and it’s not worth nearly as much as you thought it might be as a trade-in.
Don’t worry. Your old car is still valuable…in fact, it’s worth the world to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You see, The Arc can take your old car as a donation and turn it into cash to directly help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with such needs as employment, education, housing and advocacy to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect.
Your old car…or boat…or motorcycle can benefit The Arc of Howard County to promote and protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play as valued and contributing members of their communities.
We don’t care if your old car has some blemishes, a little rust, a dead battery or worse. Our Car Donation Program can take your donation and turn it into cash at auction. And the proceeds can be put to good use right in your community. Plus, you get a tax break!
Prefer to speak to a person? Have your title in hand and call one of our friendly
operators to assist you.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thurs: 8 am – 7 pm
Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm
Vehicle donations made to The Arc are tax-deductible. Our organization has been designated by the IRS as a 501c (3) charity. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the gross proceeds exceed $500, Form 1098C “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” and Form 8283 “Non Cash Charitable Contributions“, must also be completed and attached. Forms 1098C and 8283 will be provided to the donor within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle as a requirement.
To learn more about what the donors’ responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the “Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations“ found in IRS Publication 4303. The file may be readable with Adobe Reader.
For more information, please visit http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=2492
Free Pick-up and Other Benefits
- Free Towing-whether it’s running or not, you can donate your automobile anywhere in the U.S.
- Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
- Qualify for an IRS tax deduction.
- Your donation directly supports our programs and services.
Maximize Your Car Donation in Moments
Simply call our toll free number at 1-877-ARC-CAR0, (1-877-272-2270) with the year, make and model of your vehicle, general condition, vehicle identification number, and title and lien in hand. You can also donate online and we will handle the rest. Our friendly operators are glad to answer any questions you may have. They will arrange a convenient time for free auto towing and mail your required tax form documentation within four to six weeks.
The Arc of Howard County and The Arc of the United States have partnered with Melwood Charity Car Donation Center, a non-profit agency to manage and operate our vehicle donation program. Since 1963, Melwood has provided job training and employment for over 2,000 individuals with disabilities.