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Vehicle Donations
 
A summary of the law pertaining to individuals donating their vehicle to an organization is: taxpayer needs to make sure they are donating their vehicle to a qualified organization, they must receive a written acknowledgment from the charity, and they must keep records, and properly assess the fair market value of their vehicle. Details are in the IRS' 6-page Publication 4303 - A Donor’s Guide to Car Donations at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/pub4303.pdf 
 
Charities seeking guidelines on the subject will find them in the IRS' 6-page Publication 4302 - A Charity’s Guide to Car Donations found at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/pub4302.pdf 
 
Charities in Tucson that accept vehicles:
 
 American Cancer Society--Cars for a Cure
Toll free Telephone: (800) ACS-2345
What they take: Cars and trucks, motorcycles, newer RVs and boats on trailer running or not.   Vehicles must have four inflated tires and available keys and be in at least fair condition.
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/don/DON_5_Cars_for_a_cure.asp?navToScreen=don_4_1_1 
 
American Diabetes Association
Toll free Telephone: (800) ADA-6570
What they take: Cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RVs.
http://www.diabetes.org/support-the-cause/donate-your-vehicle.jsp 
 
American Heart Association
Toll free Telephone: (888) 242-2271
What they take:  Cars, trucks, boats, planes or motorcycles.  Vehicle must be whole, though it need not run.  Vehicle must have a clear title in your name.
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3002751
 
Arizona Council for the Blind
Toll free Telephone: (800) 320-3746
What they take:  Cars, boats, RVs.
http://www.acb.org/arizona/
 
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tucson
Telephone: (520) 624-2447
What they take:  Cars.
http://www.tucsonbigs.org/contribute.php 
 
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
Toll free Telephone: (800) 269-6814
What they take: Cars, boats, RVs.
http://www.donatecarusa.com/charity-53.php
 
Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona
1940 E. Silverlake Road; 623-5174 (call first)
What they take:  Cars, running or not (in addition to clothes and other items.
 
Junk for Hope
4650 N Flowing Wells Rd, Tucson, AZ 8570, (877) 791-1138
What they take:  Cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, motor homes, mobile homes and all other donations.
 
Sources:
“Heaps of charity can turn tricky.” Arizona Daily Star August 22, 2004. Page D1.
Research by Main Library Reference Staff, January 2010. 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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