Immanuel Lutheran Church has partnered with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) to make vehicle donations simple. Income from the vehicle sales goes to support various projects at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
 
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Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to our nonprofit organization by simply completing the CARS Donor form. CARS will reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart!
 
You'll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up. CARS team will then work to turn your car into cash to support our cause. Once your vehicle is sold, CARS will provide you proper tax forms in time to file.
 

Pre-Donation FAQS

What are the benefits of donating my vehicle to a nonprofit?

  • Ability to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized.
  • Avoid the costs associated with selling your car such as advertising.
  • No loss of privacy or possible security risk.
  • No need to pay for insurance or car repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer, and in some circumstances vehicle registration isn't required. 

What types of vehicles do you accept?

Most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RV's, motorcycles, off road vehicles, heavy equipment and other motorized vehicles are accepted.

Does my car have to be running to donate it?

We can take your vehicle running or not. However, it must be in one piece, have an engine, and be towable. Contact a CARS representative at 855-500-RIDE (7433) to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.

How quickly can I get my vehicle picked up?

You will be contacted within 24 hours to start the donation process. After the donation record has been created, we will reach out to you within 2 to 3 business days to schedule your pick up. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, please call us toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (7433) as we may be able to make those arrangements.

Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?

For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.

Do I need the title to donate my vehicle?

You will need the title to the vehicle. If you do not have it, it is possible that other arrangements can be made. Please call us toll-free at 855-500-RIDE (7433) seven days a week, for more information.

What do you do with donated vehicles?

Donated vehicles are taken to one of the sale locations we have throughout the country, where we evaluate each vehicle and make major and/or minor mechanical repairs when it is cost effective. In most circumstances, we use auction houses to sell the donated vehicles. For unique or specialty items that have been donated, we may use other means to sell the vehicle to help ensure the maximum amount of money is received for such donation.

More details are available on our partner site http://www.careasy.org/faq