How to donate a car that doesn't start | RNL Blog

What do you do with a car that won't start? Pay to take it to a junkyard? Are you trying to sell to someone looking for a "project" car? There's a more suitable solution: You can contribute it to charity.

How to donate a car that doesn't start

Donating a car that doesn't go to charity can make a positive impact on the lives of others. At Rawhide, most of our cars are put up for auction, and we recondition and sell some of them. We use the money to support our programs and services for at-risk youth. Our goal is to help young people overcome challenges and provide them with the life skills they need to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

Why should you donate a broken car?

If your car isn't running, it probably doesn't mean much to you, but to the Rawhide guys, it does. Depending on you, there might be a piece of metal and plastic (broken machine) taking up space in your garage.

Rawhide will accept your non-working vehicle and turn it into training, therapy sessions, a safe living environment, and more with our amazing life-changing programs and services!

So donate your missed car to Rawhide today and tell your loved ones to do the same. Your generous donations will change lives and help young people become successful adults in their communities.

Your donation supports a cause

Donating a non-working vehicle will provide the necessary funds to benefit at-risk youth in Rawhide and develop your community in the future. About 35% of rawhide money comes from these generous car donations each year. You will also get the benefit of removing an idle car from your possessions!

Donating your car makes a positive impact on the community, as 100% of donations remain in Wisconsin.

Most charities will take back your non-working car

When you donate your car, Rawhide offers an easy and convenient donation process that includes free pickup or delivery from a location near you. Qualified auto technicians inspect and repair donated vehicles. The vehicles are then sold at the auto dealer's auction facilities or on our eBay site.

Money raised from vehicles sold powers Rawhide's software and services. Thanks to Rawhide's extensive inspection and repair process, buyers get quality cars at a better price than they might buy anywhere else.

You get a tax deduction

Donating your automobile to charity can deliver significant tax savings from the IRS if you include it in your charitable donation deduction. Even if you have determined that the car has a higher fair market value, the maximum deduction you can claim is the price at which the charity sold the car. (You can gauge market value from a reputable used car price guide like the Kelley Blue Book.)

The charity will provide documentation of your donation so you can claim your tax deduction.

What type of car can I donate?

Rawhide always accepts cars, trucks, and vans with four tires and a clear Title Deed. However, other vehicle types may be acceptable on a case-by-case basis, depending on where you live and the condition of the vehicle.

The following vehicles accepted by the Rawhide location must be within the state of Wisconsin:

  • Trailer boats
  • Waterslide
  • Motorcycles
  • Scooters/scooters
  • Snowmobiles
  • ATVs
  • Lawn/lawn tractors
  • Go chariots!
  • convoys
  • Caravans (must be driveable to New London)
  • Dune buggies
  • Heavy Equipment
  • tractor trailers
  • Fire truck
  • Semis
Rawhide is the only auto donation program in Wisconsin that evaluates and inspects vehicles before resale.

How To Donate an Automobile That Doesn’t work

If you have an automobile that doesn’t work and is gathering dust in your garage, it may be time to finally get rid of it. Donating a vehicle that doesn’t run is easy with Rawhide matters go to their site and you can know the steps.

Why Donating a Vehicle to Rawhide Matters

Your car donation helps transform young lives. 

At Rawhide, we support hurting youth to get a second chance at life. Donating your car that doesn’t work provides the funds for us to support our agendas and services, we can provide our youth with the best possible care always.

Many of the youth who come to Rawhide is in real danger — from themselves, others around them, or because of their living situations. Your donation saves lives.

Are You Ready to Make a Difference? 

You may suppose that your car that doesn’t work has small to no value. But for at-risk youth, that non-working vehicle presents a second chance at life. 

You can create a big impact in the lives of Wisconsin’s at-risk young people by contributing your car that doesn’t work to Rawhide today. Your donation will help support the programs and services that help at-risk teens discover new skills, find sense, and grow into pleased and successful adults.
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