Vehicle donation in Canada should be a simple and cost-free process. As the donor, you have several donating options. Check your options carefully - not all donation programs are equal in integrity or service. Donate a Car Canada is all-Canadian, providing over 800 charities to choose from. 'Have a cause you love? We can process your car, truck, and (seasonally) motorcycle. For free! The net sale proceeds will go to your charity of choice.
How this works
The simplest way to proceed with your vehicle donation is to click any of the buttons on our webpage. That click will take you to an online form for your donation. The form is simple to understand, and it only asks for information we really need to process your car or truck promptly.
Not having success with the online form? No problem! Give us a direct call at 1-877-250-4904. Our phone team will be happy to talk with you. They'll walk you through the form if you like, but will also be happy to just fill it all out for you.
Done that step? Leave it to us. We'll contact a nearby towing company and arrange for your free and timely pick-up. Don't worry: no one will show up for the vehicle until they've called to arrange best timing with you.
The tow guys will come for your auto, process it, and send us payment. The dollar outcome is subject to (always!) fluctuating metal prices in Canada. Once we have payment from our tow agent, we'll forward the proceeds on to your charity.
What does the charity have to pay?
Not a thing! We have written agreements with our supported charities that they will issue tax receipts in a prompt manner. Apart from that, the work is all taken care of by us here at DACC. Many of our charities receive thousands of dollars each year; some of the lesser-known organizations would be grateful for a little extra from you!
The difference you make
Vehicle donation in Canada has a multi-layer impact. First, it allows you to have a recycle or re-sale ready vehicle picked-up and processed at no cost to you. But the benefits don't end there. The charity of your choice will certainly benefit. And so will the environment (clean, thorough recycling practices matter). The longer reach? Many of our supporting tow agents are small, local companies: keeping wheels on the ground with a steady stream of work matters, too.
So, give us a click and let us get you on your way with your vehicle donation today!
Charity of choice is what we're all about here at Donate a Car Canada. It's one of the hallmarks of our exceptional donor care: you choose the charity you love. We make sure they get your gift!
We have over 800 charity "doors" to choose from. You're sure to find a cause that you feel deserving of your donation dollars.
Do you already have someone in mind? 'Need a little more information? Just call in, or explore our site. You'll find the inspiration you're ready for.
Charity of choice means it's all up to you
Canadian vehicle donors gifted 250 different charities in February. This doesn't mean we had only 250 donors; many donors select similar charities. For example, it's common for well-advertised charities like the Diabetes Canada, The Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society to receive many donations each month.
But something you'll love about us? We have hundreds of lesser-known organizations to choose from. Here's a sneak peek at 25 of the charities that we sent funds to last month:
A Better World Canada
ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Alberta Wilderness Association
ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF EDMONTON
BC Children’s Hospital
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CANADA
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
Elderdog Canada Inc.
GERDY’S RESCUE & ADOPTIONS
Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta
HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION
Kenneth Copeland Ministries
KIDS HELP PHONE
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society
Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
THE DREAM FACTORY
WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY
Wounded Warriors Canada
How can I learn more?
We're supporting charities that work with kids, animals, and the sick. Women in need of assistance are served by smaller charities in every Canadian city. If Earth care is your heart cause, we can help. And, if you're looking to support the arts, we have many theatres and groups to choose from.
If you click on the "charities" button on our home page you'll be taken to an alphabetical breakdown of who's on our list. Clicking on the charity name will give you a quick look at their unique mission. And each mission is linked to the charity's home page, should you wish to explore more deeply.
You choose! We're here to help in every way we can, and your charity of choice is ready to receipt you for your generosity. We look forward to your donation!
Tweets and repeats. The occasional Facebook posts. Donate a Car Canada creatively supports their 800+ receiving charities through brief reminders of the compassionate work of caring organizations. And it's free!
Tweets and our charity repeats
Donate a Car Canada has a designated staff person at the ready to post tweets and Facebook messages about the charity you love. One click and a hashtag. That's all it takes to share a reminder to support and to give.
Does this really make a difference?
Putting some forms of social media to work for our charities is helpful in sustaining awareness. Both the charity's cause, and the option to give via a vehicle donation, are kept front-of-mind. And this is at no cost to the charity!
Dozens of our charities are quick to re-tweet our bits and blurbs. Not least among these are our animal charities.
Tweets aren't just for the birds
These re-tweeting animal charities would appreciate your "follow" on Twitter or Facebook:
Boxer Rescue Ontario
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – CPAWS
Edmonton Humane Society
Toronto Cat Rescue
Team Cat Rescue
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation
Funds for Furry Friends
Prefer to share and give to the two-legged kind? From kiddos to seniors, here are some organizations that are actively seeking your support:
Pollution Probe Foundation
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park
BC Lung Association
Huntington Society of Canada
Special Olympics Saskatchewan
Food for the Poor Canada
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
BC Children’s Foundation
War Child Canada
Horizons for Youth
Silvera for Seniors
Boys & Girls Club of Durham
United Way Winnipeg
Operation Eyesight Universal
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta
OPACC – Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre BC
March of Dimes Canada
Edmonton Public Library
Re-tweet and doneet?
If these charities align with the causes you care to support, we're here to help. We can manage your car donation quickly and easily. No car to donate right now? Consider giving your charity a "like" or a "share." Help spread the word to others who might be looking for ways they can support!
Tweeting - dad-joke style
Social media picture courtesy of http://www.manuinfosolutions.com/social-media-promotion/
When you donate a vehicle through the Donate a Car Canada program, your impact is as unique as the charity you choose! The Children's Wish Foundation is one of our receiving Canadian charities, and Claire is one kiddo that has been directly impacted by donors like you!
Claire’s Wish Story (Reprinted with permission) is one example of how your car (recycle-ready, or a good candidate for auction) can have a lasting impact on the cause you care about. Continue reading "Claire’s Story | How One Car Makes a Difference" →
You have Our Gratitude
Thank you Rebecca from Duncan for donating a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo to Canadian Cancer Society
Thank you Brian from Surrey for donating a 2005 GM Sunfire to BC SPCA
Thank you S. Ellen from Burlington for donating a 2002 Toyota Corolla to Ian Anderson House Foundation
Thank you Dennis from Victoria for donating a 1991 Honda Accord to Canadian Cancer Society
Thank you James from Edmonton for donating a 2005 Bmw 530i to Pound Rescue
Thank you Daniel from Calgary for donating a 2006 Ford Freestar to STARS Foundation
Thank you Sean from VICTORIA HARBOUR for donating a 2007 Chevrolet Impala to Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County
Thank you Estate of Jean Hansen from Huntsville for donating a 2002 Mazda 626 to Winnipeg Humane Society
Thank you Daniel from Victoria for donating a 2004 Honda Accor4 cylinder to Knowledge Network Corporation
Thank you Malini from Scarborough for donating a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan to Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Thank you Justin from Calgary for donating a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L to Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary
Thank you Carmelina from Stratford for donating a 2000 Ford Explorer to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Thank you Darren from Nanaimo for donating a 2003 Kia Sedona to Alberta Cancer Foundation
Thank you Sabrina from Ste. Agathe for donating a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier to Winnipeg Humane Society
Thank you Lucille from Winnipeg for donating a 2002 Ford Windstar to Diabetes Canada