Donate your vehicle!

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Furry Friends Refuge is convenient and easy, may qualify you for a tax deduction, and will definitely make a big difference in supporting central Iowa’s animals in need!

Furry Friends has partnered with fellow nonprofit Vehicles For Charity to make this as easy as possible for both you and us!

All you need to do is to complete this simple form or call 866-628-2277 and Vehicles For Charity will take care of the rest — that means they’ll pick it up, arrange to have it towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, totally free of charge to you!

Frequently asked questions

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. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition.

Is my donation tax-deductible? Yes, Furry Friends Refuge is a nonprofit organization, 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. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.

Will you pick up my car? A towing company will call you to schedule the pickup 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 advisor with questions about your deduction.

I still have questions … Please call our partners at Vehicles For Charity (866-628-2277) or visit their website for further information.