Donate a Vehicle for The Arts

Did you know that you can donate a vehicle for the arts in Canada? We’re so excited to sign a new charity again this winter: Theatre Direct Canada is one of the dozens of music and theatrical charities at-the-ready to accept your gift!

Help hit the high notes: donate a vehicle for the arts

Is the curtain closing on your old Toyota?

‘That old Dodge ready for it’s swan song?

Susan’s 2010 Nissan Murano was ready to come off the road. The driver’s door latch and lock mechanisms were broken. Its passenger window was stuck, and the trunk refused to open. A dead battery and flat tires, plus a few cosmetic injuries, all added up to the old thing’s last call. A free tow and a tax receipt later, and $400.00 was capably gifted to the donor’s charity of choice, Theatre Direct Canada!

Whether your unused, unwanted vehicle is ready for it’s finale, or just waiting for its encore performance, your local arts charity will benefit from it! We’ll have your car, van, SUV, truck, or motorcycle re-sold or recycled for dramatic donation dollars!

When we say any arts charity, we do many any!

Here are a few of the Canadian arts-focused charities that are currently receiving vehicle donations through our program:

Alberta Theatre Projects              

               Buddies in Bad Times Theatre    

               Calgary Young People’s Theatre Society  

               Factory Theatre

               Green Fools Theatre Society

               Kittiwake Dance Theatre Inc.                                                   

               One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Association   

               Punctuate! Theatre        

               Rosebud Centre of the Arts

               Tarragon Theatre

               The Metropolitan Cooperative Theatre Society                  

               Theatre Direct Canada   

               Theatre Orangeville

               Verb Theatre Society

               Young People’s Theatre

Wait! Here are a few more that really sing…and add a splash of colour, too:

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Make Music Matter

Royal Conservatory of Music

The Legacy Children’s Foundation

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery

artsPlace – Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation

Calgary Allied Arts Foundation


‘Don’t see your crew or choir on the list? Visit CanadaHelps to get a more comprehensive glance at your options. Or, simply submit your vehicle for donation: we’ll get your charity of choice set up with us in no time!

Keeping the flood lights up

When you donate a vehicle for the arts it will always be free for you and your charity. We will make the process simple, quick, and friendly, too!

Follow these 3 easy steps to donate a car:

First, click the big red button here:

pick n pull

The form you find there will take you less than 10 minutes to fill in. Trouble with the form? We are here to help! Call in to 1-877-250-4904 to talk to a cheerful, funny, very efficient human!

Next, wait for your phone to ring. Our agent will call to arrange pick-up of your donated vehicle.

Finally, it’s time to receive your tax receipt! Once your donated vehicle has been re-sold or recycled, we will receive payment for it. Then, CanadaHelps will issue your tax receipt on behalf of whichever charity you have chosen.

Not quite ready to let go of that ol’ car?

Find and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. There you will be able to keep up-to-date on posts. We love to showcase amazing donors and charities in every province in Canada!

Then, when you’re ready sometime down the road, we’ll be just a click or a call away.

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