Land and Car Donations
Cars for Homes is Habitat for Humanity's car donation program
Donate a vehicle to help build houses and better lives
Donations to Habitat's Cars for Homes program helps local Habitat for Humanity affiliates build and rehabiliate houses in partnership with families in need. When you donate your vehicle, you are helping a family in your community build a house and hope of a better life. You may also be eligible for a tax deduction if you itemize (consult your tax advisor for details.)
All Vehicles are welcome: Cars for Homes accepts cars, trucks, boats, RVs, mototcycles, and construction equipment. Vehicles are accepted whether they run or not.
HFHPBC also accepts donations of cars, trucks, boats or RV’s
If you would like to donate a vehicle, visit Donation Wizard or call (877) 277-4344 toll free.
Donate today: There are two ways to donate a vehicle to Cars for Homes:
What types of vehicle donations are accepted?
Habitat’s Cars for Homes™ car donation program accepts almost all vehicles. You can donate cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers and recreational vehicles. Airplane and boat donations may require a phone call to see if they meet the minimum criteria.
What if the vehicle is not running?
Your vehicle donation does not have to be running, but it must be whole and have four inflated tires so it can be moved by our towing operators. You will be asked to explain the condition of the vehicle. In rare cases, Cars for Homes™ is unable to accept some car donations when the cost of transport and processing fees exceed the auction value of the vehicle.
How long will it take to have my vehicle picked up?
All car donations made to Cars for Homes™ are processed as quickly as possible. Typically the vehicle is picked up within two or three days after the title is received by our processing center in Rhode Island. You can accelerate the car donation process by inputting information and downloading documents online. Special arrangements can be made whenever car donations must be made more quickly.
What documents do I need to donate a car?
Most states require a clear title to the vehicle, and some states also require a notarized signature or additional forms to complete a vehicle donation. If you cannot locate or have lost the certificate of title, we can help you obtain the proper documentation and forms.
What if the vehicle is not registered in my name?
The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name. The name on the title may often differ from the name on the registration documents. Call Cars for Homes™ at 877-277-HFHI (4344) for more information.
How much of the money generated by the sale of my car donation goes to Cars for Homes™?
Cars for Homes™ strives to run the most efficient vehicle donation program in the country. We take very seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of all car donations. On a monthly basis, our program has historically received more than 80 percent of the sales revenues. We have paid less than 20 percent of the selling price for towing, auction and processing fees. By comparison, some charities pay third-party, for-profit vehicle donation programs up to 70 percent in fees.
How do I know my vehicle is in good hands once it’s been picked up?
Habitat for Humanity uses a licensed and insured national transportation network and complies with all federal and state regulations. By signing the title directly to Advanced Remarketing Services, Habitat for Humanity’s nationally authorized agent, you are legally transferring ownership of your vehicle. When your title is received and your vehicle is picked up, you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.
The affiliate has been very blessed, to date, to have built our houses on donated land. This is extremely important to us because it keeps the cost of the house down. Donations of houses are welcomed as well; approximately 40 percent of the homes HFHPBC provides to families each year are donated and rehabilitated by our construction team and volunteers.
By donating money, manpower, or materials you will partner with Habitat to positively change the community in which we live. Our goal is to build and rehabilitate 30 homes annually, effectively creating social change in Palm Beach County.
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County does not sell, trade, or share a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor will we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.