Donate Your Car

Drive change: Transform lives by donating your vehicle to support LCFS

You can turn your vehicle into a tax-deductible gift that does something good for the children and families we serve! LCFS has partnered with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides and Services), an organization that makes donating your used vehicles to charity both rewarding and hassle-free. This process takes care of everything from the pick-up and sale of your vehicle to sending you the donation receipt and necessary tax documents. To date, CARS has returned more than $450 million to nonprofit partners because of vehicle donors like you.

How Car Donation Works

Donating is easy and the pick-up is free. The vehicle donation program will help you take the correct steps to ensure that your title paperwork is transferred correctly at the time of your vehicle pick-up.

Vehicle Donor Frequently Asked Questions

All vehicles are considered. CARS strives to accept all types of donated vehicles (running or not) including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, heavy equipment, farm machinery and most other motorized vehicles. For details, call toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (7433) during business hours.

Vehicle donations are tax-deductible, and you could reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. For specific tax-related questions, please consult your tax advisor or refer to IRS Publication 4303.

Donated vehicles are sold through the used-car markets and the net cash proceeds are sent directly to LCFS.

“I saved the hassle of selling my old car by donating it. The whole process was smooth and easy! I filled out a form online with CARS and selected LCFS to receive the proceeds. I was contacted a few days later to schedule the pickup from my home. The driver showed up as planned and explained the whole process. Several weeks later I received an email with a receipt for tax purposes.”

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