Donate Your Vehicle

If you’ve got a vehicle you no longer want, don’t park it. Donate it! It’s fast and easy with CARS.

Vehicle Donation

100% of the proceeds will benefit JFS when you contact CARS. And your donation is 100% tax deductible!

Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier! Simply contact CARS, tell them you want to donate to Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, and their staff will guide you through the donation process.

Schedule the Vehicle Pick up

In some cases, CARS will be able to schedule the vehicle for pick up during your initial call. In all other cases CARS will contact you within 2-3 business days to set a convenient appointment time for pick up. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, let CARS know as they may be able to make those arrangements. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you. You will be provided a donation receipt by the tow driver at the time of pick up.

The Donated Vehicle is Sold

CARS uses auction houses to sell most vehicles. For a unique or specialty item they may use other means to sell the vehicle. CARS endeavors to ensure that JFS receives the maximum amount of money for each vehicle donation they receive.

CARS Provides All Necessary Tax Deduction Receipts and Forms

Within 30 days of the sale of the donated vehicle, you will receive a thank you letter which you may use as a tax receipt. If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500, CARS will mail you an additional receipt known as “IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” if you provide them with your tax identification number.

When making any donations, please include information for contacting you if we have questions. For further information on donations or any assistance, please contact JFS Development Director Kristen Cullen.

Click here to make your donation today. Or you can call them at 866-398-4483.