How To Donate A Car That Doesn’t Run

Donate A Car

A car that doesn’t run takes up space in your driveway or garage and is simply annoying. If you’re looking to get rid of a car that doesn’t run, donating your vehicle to Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona is convenient and free. It’s also a tax deduction solution for you and a benefit to your community.

Getting Started

To get started, call us at (602) 513-8413. We’ll arrange the towing of your car at no cost to you, anywhere in the Valley. We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, RVs, motorcycles, boats, vans, motorhomes and even airplanes. Abandoned cars and those that have failed an emission test are also accepted. 

Pickup and Vehicle Verification

Upon picking up your car, we will verify that the car hasn’t been stolen and does not have a lien. In order to do so, we ask that you have your paperwork in order, especially if donating a car that is stranded roadside or doesn’t have a title. A notarized bill of sale is sufficient.

Remove your license plate and keep it in your possession, as you may qualify for a credit or refund. We prefer you to be home when we tow your car, but if you can’t be home, then please make sure the required paperwork forms are complete and left with a responsible party.

Tax Deduction

As a donor, you will get a receipt that you can then use to claim a charitable contribution deduction.

Notify Motor Vehicle Department

Within 10 days after your vehicle has been donated, please submit a sold notice to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department through mail to Mail Drop 555M, Motor Vehicle Division, PO Box 2100, Phoenix, Arizona 85001-2100. You may also submit your sold notice online at

Your generous vehicle donation  supports our mission of fighting unemployment in Arizona. Proceeds help us fund our no-cost career centers that provide individuals with job resources, like resume review and interview training. There’s no better use for a vehicle that you no longer want or need.

Ready to get started? Call us at (602) 513-8413.

Exciting Events this Week!

Amazing things are always happening at Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona! Whether you are looking for a daily special or want to participate in one of our job training events, we have something for you.

*Daily deals are valid at select Metro Phoenix, Prescott, and Yuma locations. Please check with your neighborhood Goodwill for details. Dollar Day pricing adjustment goes into effect on Jan. 5, 2023.

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