What Happens to Your Car After You Donate it to Charity?

Arizona residents are taking advantage of our car donation program. 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.

What happens to your car after you donate it to charity?

When you donate your old vehicle, you essentially enable us to provide vital job training and employment connections to hundreds of thousands of individuals. What, to you, might just be an old beater that you haven’t had time to deal with, to someone else, could make all the difference in being able to start a new life.

After we pick up your donated vehicle, we auction it for sale, depending on what sort of condition it’s in when we receive it. Then, we take the resulting funds and invest them directly into local community programs that help local members of your community.

Do I need to do anything after my car has been donated?

Within 10 days after your vehicle has been donated, please submit a sold notice to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department at www.servicearizona.com.

Is there a tax benefit to donating my car?

As a donor, we will send you a tax receipt in the mail a few days after your car has been donated. You can then use this receipt to claim a charitable contribution deduction.  

Donate Your Car Today!

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.

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.

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.

Discount valid on used merchandise only. Not valid on food or drink, new goods, seasonal or holiday items. Not valid at Goodwill Clearance Center.