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Donate Your Vehicle

Donate Your Vehicle

Your old car is worth money, donate it.          

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Are you thinking of selling or trading in that old car? Why not donate it instead? On this site, you can donate a car to our organization. As a charitable contribution your car donation could make a big difference.

You can now donate your used car and receive a tax deduction for its fair market value.

Your car can help Chabad at the University of Chicago & Hyde Park today!

What can I donate? 

Chabad can accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, RV's yachts and other vehicles.  If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call us at (773) 955-8672.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Since our organization is classified with the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, all vehicle donations may qualify as tax deductible.

What do I need to do to donate my vehicle?

The title to the vehicle is most helpful, but if you do not have title papers, please call us anyway since other arrangements can be made in most instances.

My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?

Yes, we are able to accept most vehicles whether they run or not (exceptions include older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing). However, the condition of your vehicle will affect the fair market value of your donation.

How is the value of my car determined?

We suggest you review IRS Publication 526 which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property.

Click here for IRS Publ 526. In short, the IRS allows you, the donor, to assess the fair market value of your vehicle. The Kelly Blue Book web site will be helpful in determining the value of your vehicle.

How can I contact you to schedule a pick up?

Please email us or or call (773) 955-8672.

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