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Donate My Car Checklist

July 24, 2018

When you donate a car to Milwaukee Teen Challenge you are taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity. You get rid of something that you no longer use or need; you don’t have to maintain, insure or store the vehicle; it is easy and free; you get a tax deduction; and, most importantly, you get to help people who need it. It is a win-win situation. 

Donating a car can seem overwhelming, and you want to make sure that you do it right. You want to make sure your donation is as beneficial as possible. This means that it is a good idea to do some research before you donate a car. Here is a checklist of three things you want to remember when donating a car in Milwaukee.

1. Choose a Charity.

If you are confused about which non-profit to donate to, you are not alone. There are hundreds of vehicle donation options. How do you choose? A good place to start is by making sure you are comfortable with the organization and it’s mission and goals. Then ask find out answers to the following questions:

  • Is the charity a tax-exempt organization? 
  • Where will the donation go? 
  • Are the mission and goals clearly stated? 
  • Do your values align with the values of the charity? 

Making sure you select a charity you are comfortable with is the first step to donate your car.

2. Title.

There isn’t a whole lot of paperwork that you need when donating a car, but one thing to do is check the title and make sure it is correct. It is a good idea to keep a copy of the title for your records.

3. Figure out the details.

The final thing to do is to figure out the details of the car donation. Does the organization only take cars or do they take other vehicles? Do they offer free pick-ups? Can you get a hold of someone easily? Is there an online form? Can they provide a tax-deductible receipt? All these things matter when you are donating your vehicle. 

If you are looking to donate a vehicle in Milwaukee, Teen Challenge is an easy choice. We use your donation to fund our drug and alcohol inpatient recovery programs. When you donate to Wisconsin Adult and Teen Challenge, you are helping adult men and women get their lives back on track and find freedom from addiction.

Teen Challenge also offers free pick ups, a tax deductible receipt, and friendly service. Plus, you can fill out our donation form online and someone will contact you. We make donating your car, truck or motorcycle easy!

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