Can I donate my motorcycle? Yes! And…no. This is a seasonal question for us here at Donate a Car Canada.
Motorcycle donation |charity choice
DACC prides herslef on choice of charity. Your donated vehicle can bring about a monetary gift on behalf of any one of hundreds (almost 1,000 to date!) of Canadian charities.
One of our summer donors donated not one, but two motorcycles! The donation was facilitated by a family loved-one as part of an estate settlement (Yes! We can assist with this, too!). Their charity of choice? The Salvation Army.
The SA’s Mission Statement
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
Hope: They give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: They reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: They respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: They responsibly manage the resources entrusted to them.
How much will my motorcyle raise?
When our summer donor asked herself, “Should I donate my motorcyle?” she was not yet savvy to our process. We see motorcycles in a variety of conditions wind their way into our hearts. She had no way of knowing just how honoring of her loved one this process would be!
If a motorbike is recycle ready, our donation returns are on the low end. Recycle vehicle value is determined by the scrap metal and parts that can be taken from the vehicle. A motorcycle does not have much left to give at the end of its driveable life.
Our donor’s estate double donation did not fit into the recycle-ready category! Rather, we were able to send both ‘bikes to auction for as-is sale to the highest bidder.
Auctioning for charity
If I opt to donate my motorcyle and the ‘bike is auctioned, our free tow/pick-up service applies. This is a Donate a Car Canada sure-thing.
Once the motorcycle is on site at auction, it will be entered into the promotion process. The auction house may post the ‘bike on their website, or talk it around to always-interested buyers. Currently, COVID-19 has altered the sale-bid process. With more auctions moving on-line, that process is becoming more robust. You might now search, view, and bid on your hoped-for ride from the comfort of your couch.
This process was a solid win for this family’s estate!
Their two-motorcycle donation resulted in a donation of over $5,000.00 for The Salvation Army!
Should I donate my motorcycle?
Motorcycle donation is a seasonal affair here at DACC: Spring and Summer are our donation windows for ‘bikes. This is simply because that’s when the buyer base is strongest, and we can ensure the strongest possible donation outcome for your charity. It’s best if the motorbike is running and in good condition. This allows us to re-sell the ‘bike. Again, this results in a higher return for the cause you love. Some agents (in some parts of Canada) will accept recycle-ready ‘cycles. It’s always worth asking about!