Donate Your Car or Boat

The Coastal Humane Society has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. If you have questions not addressed below, please call us at (207) 449-1366 or send an email to development@coastalhumanesociety.org.

Click To Donate Your Vehicle to Coastal Humane Society

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I donate?

You can donate just about any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, your donation is tax-deductible!

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.

What do I need to donate my car?

(1) A clear title, which means a title with your name listed in the owner’s section, without an assignment or transfer to another person. All liens must be released prior to donating the vehicle.
(2) Your car keys.
(3) When you call or fill out our online form, please have the title and current mileage in hand.

Who will pick up my car?

A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.

Do I pay for the towing?

No, there is no charge to you for the towing.

How long will I have to wait before my vehicle is picked up?

Typically, your vehicle will be picked up in 2-4 business days. The towing company will contact you in advance to schedule the pick up.