Car Donation at Donate Car USA
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St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center

Thank you for your interest in donating a vehicle to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center. Here is some information on vehicle donation. If you have any other questions please refer to vdpchelp.com, the donor service website for the Vehicle Donation Processing Center, or call 800-899-2507.

How Do I Donate?

  1. Check our guidelines on what to donate.
  2. Fill out a donation application or call our toll free number at 800-899-2507. Generally, you will be able to speak to a live donor representative, seven days a week (Pacific Time: Monday through Friday, 5am to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am to 4:30pm). Do call anytime, and we will call you right back.
  3. We will send you a couple of forms for your signature. Those forms and your signed title are the authorization we need to transfer ownership of your vehicle.
  4. A qualified transportation company makes arrangements directly with you to pick-up the vehicle.
  5. You will receive a receipt stating you have donated a vehicle or vessel. Your tax professional is your best source of information regarding charitable tax deductions.

What Happens to My Donation

Most vehicles and vessels are sold through well established auctions to the highest bidder. In that way delay is minimized and the chance of fraud is eliminated. It is sometimes more effective to use the services of a broker where no auction is available for the sale of a particular vehicle. In all cases we try to receive the highest sale price to pass on the greatest benefit to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center.

It's as simple as that!

Help spread awareness of how to help a worthy cause.

 
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Learn more about Car Donation.


Q. When I Donate a car What Does The Vehicle Donation Processing Center Do?

A. The Vehicle Donation Processing Center acts as an agent on behalf of various non-profit organizations in the operation of their car donation programs. When you donate car we process the physical vehicle itself, handle all the car donation paperwork with the DMV, state, etc., and arrange for the sale of the donated car at auction. The Vehicle Donation Center can only accept car donations on behalf of a vetted charity that has signed an authorization for us to act as their agent for vehicle donation, boat donation, and donation of other appropriate chattel items.

Q: How Long Does the Car Donation Process Take?

A: The same day you donate (except Sat and Sun) a Pickup Request is faxed to a local transport company. They will contact you within 24 hours. If you provide us with your email address within 24 hours we will send you the phone number to the transport company and you can call them directly to expedite the arrangements for pickup.

Q: Can Car Donation Paperwork Be Faxed To Speed Things Up?

A: Any paperwork that will be needed to transfer ownership of your donated vehicle or vessel will be delivered by the transport company. They will also provide you with a receipt. If you would like to receive a temporary receipt before your donation is picked up just provide us with your email address.

Q: Will You Take Care of the Registration Fees For My Car Donation?

A: If the Registration has already expired, or if it will expire before the vehicle donation is picked up, you will be responsible. If the Registration expires after we pick up your car donation then it is our responsibility.

Q: How Do I Know I Will Not Be Responsible For My Car Donation Or Get Tickets On the Donated Vehicle After I Donate My Car and It Is Picked Up?

A: Some States have a Release of Liability or Release of Interest form that you use whether you sell the car in the standard fashion, or you do an auto donation. In all states the vehicle registration department is notified of the new owner when your car donation is sold at auction. If you are not sure about how this is done in your state you can ask the transportation company that picks up your car donation if you need to do anything special. The donor service department at the Vehicle Donation Processing Center is also available at 877-660-6689 to assist with all car donations oriented questions.

Q: Can I Get More Information About The Charity I Choose Before I Donate a car?

A: At any time before, during, or after the vehicle donation process you can contact the donor service department at the Vehicle Donation Processing Center at 877-660-6689 to get more information on all our charities' mission statements and many of our charity clients have a Web Page listed on our List of Charities. If a link to their Web Page does not appear then call the Vehicle Donation Processing Center or email to info@donatecarusa.com with the name of the charity and we will have them contact you directly.

Q: Can I Donate a car To Another Non-profit Group?

We can only accept car donations on behalf of groups that have authorized the Vehicle Donation Processing Center to act as their agent for car donations. If you would like to donate a car to a group not on this list please have them contact us for information on how to sign up as a client.

Q: Do You Pick Up My Car Donation From Any Location?

A: We pick up vehicle donations nationwide; however we are not able to service all areas. If for some reason we are unable to service your area we can generally tell you that in your first call to the Vehicle Donation Processing Center, and in any case, we will let you know within 24 hours if we will be able to pick up your car donation in a timely manner.

Q: What Percentage Of The Proceeds From My Car Donation Will Go To the Charity?

A: The percentage of proceeds that goes to the charity varies based on the costs associated with processing your donation, such as towing, auction and advertising fees and expense. Generally nonprofits receive %50 percent of the net proceeds or more.