Hope's Corner

At the Corner of Hope & Mercy


Donate Your Car to Hope's Corner

All vehicle donations are handled through an organization called Charitable Auto Resources (CARS). CARS is a car donation management company that helps more than 200 nonprofits in the U.S. sell donated cars.

One call to CARS does it all!

Tell the CARS representative that you have a vehicle to donate to Hope's Corner, Inc.

CARS will schedule a pickup time that is convenient for you, handle all the paperwork, and provide you with confirmation of your donation to Hope's Corner and all the necessary paperwork for a tax deduction.* 

For additional information, see Frequently Asked Questions below or contact Bob Lee, treasurer of Hope's Corner, at Info@Hope's Corner.org. 

*IRA regulations state that if your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need an IRS form 1098-C in order to deduct the donation on your tax return. CARS will provide the 1098-C if you provide them your social security number. If you vehicle sells for less than $500, a 1098-C is not required by the IRS. Be sure to consult with your tax advisor.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much money will Hope's Corner receive from the car sale?
Example: If you car sells for $1,100, after the towing charge, sales expenses, and commission to CARS, Hope's Corner will receive $880.

Does my car have to be running?
Your car does not have to be running but it must have an engine and be tow-able. It does not need to have a current registration. Call CARS at 877-537-5277 if you have any questions.

How long will it take for someone to pick up my car?
A tow company will contact you within 2-3 business days to arrange a convenient pickup time.

What will happen to my car?
Most cars are sold at auction; some may be sold for scrap; and some high-end or classic vehicles will be specially handled at private sales. Note: If you want top dollar for your car, it is best to sell it yourself and then donate the proceeds to Hope's Corner.

What paperwork will I need?
The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title (no liens), and you must have the keys. Have your title with you when you call in your donation.

What if I receive legal notices?
In the rare event that you receive notification of a lien sale, DMV action, or other activity related to your donated vehicle, please contact CARS at 877-537-5277 immediately for assistance.

Why does Hope's Corner use CARS?
CARS is a highly recommended donation management company and is used by such organizations as Catholic Charities, Jewish Family Services, and KQED and other public broadcasting companies.

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