Thursday, April 4, 2013

How To Donate Your Car To Charity

A few weeks ago, I posted an article about cord blood donation, and how important the cord blood stem cells were for medical research.  They can also help your children recover from serious illnesses in the future, should they develop diseases that can be helped by stem cells.  However, there are all kinds of wonderful ways that you can help other people through the gift of donation.

Donating your used car to a non-profit organization is one of those ways.  It doesn't matter what condition your car is in, there are always places that are willing to take used cars -- even cars that don't run can be donated for a worthy cause.  So if you have an old junker that's taking up space in your garage (or worse!  your lawn!), consider giving it to one of the fine institutions below.

Here's a list of places that you can donate your cars, whether they run or not!

Wheels for Wishes
Helping Hands of America
Habitat For Humanity

P.S. To the people who are Googling for "donate junk car for cash" -- you are missing the point!  I think you should be looking up "SELL junk car for cash." By its very definition, the word "donate" means that you are giving something away, not selling it for a profit.  Perhaps you should try actually donating something sometime, and see how that feels.


  1. Cash for Clunkers hurt poor people by eliminating the supply of cheap used vehicles. If you are a college student without the up front capital to buy a new car, but can afford the incremental cost to operate one, you’re going to buy a $500 beat up gas guzzling SUV. Especially if your commute isn’t long. visit :

  2. Not necessarily, Iffath. A lot of the people who donate have cars that are in non-working condition, so the charities can use them for scrap metal or parts, and sometimes the better ones get fixed and donated to needy families. With more cars than ever on the road, there are still plenty available to go around!


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