Car Donation, Canada, and you

Car donation, Canada, and your vehicle. Simple, quick, and free! Are you ready for your hard working Toyota or limping-along Pathfinder to go for her last trip? Maybe you’re ready to just see her taken off the drive-way? Or, maybe you’re not quite ready to see her crushed and left in a heap at the scrap yard.

Car Donation | Canada | Every province!
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Car donation Canada-wide is an easy and generous option for moving your unused or unwanted vehicle quickly — and for free! For detailed information on what your options are in your province, you can call in to us at 1-877-250-4904. Exploring our website a little more will help, too!

Some of us are not ready for our donated vehicles to be taken off the road. For one of our donors it was the sounds their ol’ Dodge van made. The engine’s hum let his dog know that his master was driving up onto the yard. That van made many trips to chemo. After beating Cancer not once, but twice, our donor had a sense of gratitude to those four wheels. The sturdy metal got him through some tough times. His van donation resulted in a gift to a charity that had walked alongside him right through it all. Kidney Cancer Canada was a happy recipient!

So, it’s personal…even emotional

Do you relate to our Dodge donor? When our cars are ready for their last trek, a drop-off at the scrap yard might not do. We want to see our trusty vehicle continue to serve someone, somehow. It may have become too costly or too cumbersome a thing for our own circumstance. Yet, we can’t bear to see it just get carted off without a little added dignity. We want to see it receive its due respect.

Honouring loved ones is another way of making a gift count. A Toronto donor didn’t beat around the bush, “Give it to Lung Cancer – the disease killed my wife.” These cryptic messages can be tough to read (our hearts break a little with every one), but they speak happy volumes when we’re able to send off a gift to the Lung Association after the successful processing of a Chrysler Intrepid sale! 

Who can benefit from car donation Canada-wide?

Any charity in Canada can receive a vehicle donation through our program. We tackle all of the work for them; your donation dollars go to the cause you care about. This is free for your charity, and free for you! Charities are not left processing cars or working on re-sale paperwork.

First, you donate your vehicle. Then, you wait for the phone to ring. Our agent will make free tow arrangements that suit you best. After that, you simply wait for your tax receipt. The charity? They simply wait for your gift to come in the mail.

So, for your part, the tow is free. Not only that, we will make all arrangements (for both recycling and re-sale) on your behalf. And for the charity, there is no time or money taken from their important work.

How much is my car donation tax receipt?

Donation outcomes vary from province to province, and even city to city. This is because all donated vehicles are assessed on their own merits. We have seen re-sale donation outcomes as high as $66,850.00! In some parts of Canada the scrap car donation outcome can feel a little lean. In some cities we see outcomes as high as $600.00 for a scrap-ready car!

Tax receipt amounts — the breakdown

Donate A Car Canada has three possible sale procedures that maximize the donation outcome for our charities. Here’s how we work:

  1. Many donated cars are ready for the recycle process: This applies to vehicles that are ready to come off the road. The donation amount for each varies. Dollar outcomes depend on your donation location, and what the market will pay for the year/make/model. The vehicle will be picked up by our towing agent at no cost to you.
  2. We always assess: is a vehicle suitable for sale at auction? Several factors go into qualifying a vehicle for auction. Drivability, mechanical condition, age, visual appearance, and mileage all impact this decision.
    Vehicles sold at auction are sold ‘as is’ and ‘unreserved’. Sales are to the highest bidder, as a full and final sale. Outcome at auction varies. As such, we cannot guarantee a specific sale result.
  3. Our third option applies to vehicles that may not perform well at auction, but that are not ready for recycling. Our re-sale/recycle process begins with the free tow. Once our agent has it on their yard they will assess your vehicle to determine if it should be recycled or re-sold. This will be based on the current market. If they determine that they will not find interested buyers, they will recycle your car. If they see re-sale value in your vehicle, they will advertise it to their own buyer base. They will send us the net proceeds from the re-sale price.

Your car donation, your cause

Sometimes, a quick trip to the junkyard is all we’re looking for, but sometimes the thought of the scrapper being the next stop just doesn’t seem a fitting end for our faithful old vehicle. We are here to carefully tend your donated car, truck, van, SUV, or motorcycle. Like you, we want to see the highest return possible for your charity of choice. Re-sale is going to be our first hope! With thousands of charities to choose from, you can feel sure of the ongoing and helpful impact of your donation-ready car or truck. Ready to Donate Now?

You are also invited to contact and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! From there, you’ll be able to keep up to date on our program. You will also see posts that showcase our amazing donors and charities across the country! Better yet? You may want to take a peek at our reviews to get a sense of what this is like for donors like you!

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