Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Support the Obesity Treatment Foundation (OTF) through car donations! The vehicle donation process is easy, and donating your car may qualify you for a tax deduction.
OTF accepts donations of most vehicles. Simply complete the online form or call 1-866-628-2277 to donate your car.
Frequently Asked Questions about Car Donations
OTF has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. If you have additional questions about vehicle or car donations, please contact Vehicles For Charity at 1-866-628-2277. They will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.
What can I donate?
You can donate almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. The Obesity Treatment Foundation is a non-profit organization, and all vehicle donations made to OTF qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.
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?
A towing 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.
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, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.
What are the benefits of donating my car to OTF?
OTF benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.
You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus, you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.
Does my car have to be running to donate it?
In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be towable. Contact a representative at 1-866-628-2277 to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.
Do you only accept cars for donation?
Many types of motor vehicles are accepted, including boats, motorcycles, trucks, and cars. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program at 1-866-628-2277.
How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?
We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days.
Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?
No. Special arrangements can be made to pick up your car without you being present. Call a representative at 1-866-628-2277 to make arrangements.
What paperwork do I need?
The only paperwork you need is a signed, clear title. Have your title with you when you submit your donation. (A clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien.)