Cars for Homes™ is Habitat for Humanity’s national vehicle donation program that distributes revenues from the sale of donated vehicles to affiliates, helping fund affordable home builds in local communities across the country.
Since its inception, the program has accepted more than 80,000 donated vehicles for recycling. Revenues from the sale of donated vehicles are automatically disbursed to affiliates based on the zip code of the donor, unless the donor specifies otherwise. Almost all vehicles are accepted, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, farm equipment and even construction equipment.
Donating your vehicle to Habitat for Humanity is a great way to support our work. Proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will help Habitat families in the LC Valley build strength, stability and self-reliance. Plus, it’s fast and easy to do, and you may qualify for a tax deduction.
How to donate your car:
- Go to our online donation wizard or call 1-877-277-4344.
- Provide your vehicle information and contact information.
- Schedule your car to be picked up.
Need help? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-277-4344.
Frequently Asked Questions
We accept almost all vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, farm equipment and construction equipment. If you want to donate your car or truck, please go to our donation wizard. If you want to donate any other type of vehicle, please call us at 1-877-277-4344.
Our partners at Advanced Remarketing Services return a higher percentage than any other vehicle processing entity. On a monthly basis, more than between 78% and 82% of the gross revenue generated from vehicle sales comes to Habitat for Humanity.
Your vehicle will be sold on behalf of Habitat through a national network of auctions and direct buyers. After the vehicle has been sold, you will receive an acknowledgement letter providing your vehicle sale information.
All the auctions and direct buyers used by Habitat are licensed, insured and bonded in the states where they operate. By signing the title directly to Advanced Remarketing Services, you are legally transferring ownership of your vehicle to Habitat for Humanity. When your title is received and your vehicle is picked up, you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.
About half of our cars are sold to licensed dealers at wholesale auctions and are reused for transportation. The other half are typically transported to auto salvage yards where all reusable car parts, batteries, tires and fluids are removed. Vehicles that can be recycled are crushed, shredded and recycled into steel. Recycling cars keeps a huge amount of steel out of landfills – enough to build nearly 45,000 steel-framed homes every year. The energy saved each year is enough to power approximately 18 million homes!
Habitat receives funds for each donated vehicle, although a car sold at auction generally generates more revenue than one that is recycled. Every donation makes a difference and the families that partner with us are extremely grateful for your help.
Advanced Remarketing Services is our authorized agent and attorney-in-fact for the purpose of selling vehicles and transferring titles. They handle the title transfer, towing and reporting of all vehicle donations. Vehicle donations may be made online through the donation wizard or by calling 1-877-277-4344.