Donate a Vehicle to eTown
eTown now accepts donations of most vehicles through the Vehicles for Charity program. Call 1-866-628-CARS (2277)
or CLICK HERE TO DONATE YOUR VEHICLE TO ETOWN using Vehicles for Charity’s online form.
What can I donate?
You can donate most vehicles to eTown, including cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Your vehicle will be either sold at auction or sent to an auto recycler and a portion of the proceeds from the sale benefiting eTown. Currently, eTown accepts vehicle donations in the Denver metro area, as well as most areas throughout the state of Colorado.
What do I need to donate my car?
The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.
Will you pick up my car?
Yes, a tow company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title. You will be instructed on how to sign the title.
The driver may have you sign some paperwork authorizing the tow. The driver will leave you a tow receipt showing that he/she collected the vehicle on behalf of eTown via Vehicles for Charity.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
ABSOLUTELY! eTown is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations to eTown qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.
How is the value of my car determined?
The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, we will need to get additional information from you so that we can send you the IRS form 1098C. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.