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Vehicles for Charity

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Do you want to get rid of an old vehicle but don't want to deal with selling it, fixing it, or junking it? Consider donating it to Paragon Service Dogs! Paragon has partnered with Vehicles For Charity, so the donation process is easy, safe, and straightforward. You get rid of your unwanted vehicle, you may qualify for a tax deduction, AND you'll be supporting individuals with disabilities living lives with greater independence, safety, and community engagement with their service dog partner.

Visit Vehicles For Charity to donate your unwanted car, boat, motorcycle, or RV... whether it runs or not and help move Paragon's work forward!

vechicle donation faqs

What can I donate?

You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Donated vehicles are sold at an auction or to salvage, depending on the condition. 

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, Paragon Service Dogs is a nonprofit organization (EIN 84-0779444), and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return. 

What do I need to donate my car?

The title to the car must be in your name. Additionally, you'll need to provide information about the car's location and its condition. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements. 

Will you pick up my car?

A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title. 

How is the value of my car determined?

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500, you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax adviser with questions about your deduction.

ready to donate your vehicle to benefit paragon?

Complete this form and contact Vehicles For Charity at 1-866-628-2277. They will be happy to answer any questions you have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.