Donate Your Car

Is it time to finally let go of your old car? Don’t worry. Your vehicle is still valuable…in fact, it means the world to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The Arc can take your old car as a donation and turn it into cash to directly help them with their needs such as employment, education, housing and advocacy to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect.

It doesn’t matter if your old car has some blemishes, a little rust, a dead battery or worse. Our Car Donation Program can take your donation and turn it into cash at auction and the proceeds are put to good use right in your community. Plus, you get a tax break!


  • Free Towing-whether it’s running or not, you can donate your vehicle anywhere in the U.S.
  • Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
  • Qualify for an IRS tax deduction.
  • Your donation directly supports our programs and services.

Start Online or Call to Get Started

You can get started online with our easy form.

Or simply call our toll free number at 1-877-ARC-CAR0, (1-877-272-2270) with the year, make and model of your vehicle, general condition, vehicle identification number, and title and lien in hand. Our friendly operators are glad to answer any questions you may have. They will arrange a convenient time for free auto towing and mail your required tax form documentation within four to six weeks.

Additional Information

The Arc of Howard County and The Arc of the United States have partnered with The Arc’s Vehicle Donation Program to benefit people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities supported by The Arc of Howard County.

Vehicle donations made to The Arc are tax-deductible. Our organization has been designated by the IRS as a 501c (3) charity. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the gross proceeds exceed $500, Form 1098C “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” and Form 8283 “Noncash Charitable Contributions“, must also be completed and attached. Forms 1098C and 8283 will be provided to the donor within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle as a requirement.

To learn more about what the donors’ responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the “Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations“ found in IRS Publication 4303.  

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