Donate a Car, Help a Family in Need
Hammers. Nails. Drills. These are the things most people might list when they think about what is needed to help families build or improve a place to call home. But did you know that the list also includes cars, trucks, boats and motorcycles?
Start your vehicle donation online or call (877) 277-4344
Car donations are just one more way you can support our work at Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. The proceeds from your car donation come directly back to helping build and repair homes for local families in our community. Donating your car may also be tax deductible, and you can complete the process in 3 easy steps. Just click “Start My Car Donation NOW!” to get started.
Cars for Homes™
Your old car or truck could become an important source of funding to help purchase materials for families to build their own affordable homes. Through Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program, donated vehicles raise money to help more families.
Proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will help Habitat families build strength, stability, and self-reliance in Collier County.
Plus, it’s fast and easy to do, and you may qualify for a tax deduction!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I donate my car in Collier County?
You can donate your vehicle in 3 easy steps:
- Start your donation online by navigating to our donation wizard, or call our hotline: 1-877-277-4344
- Our team will ask you to provide information such as vehicle make, model, vehicle identification number (VIN) and current mileage.
- If your vehicle is accepted, you can schedule your car to be picked up.
What paperwork do I need to donate my car?
- You will need to provide a Certificate of Title in order to donate your car.
- To complete your car donation to Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, you will need to fill out your vehicle title accordingly:
- 1) enter the name of the agency that processes our car donations, ADVANCED REMARKETING SERVICES in the buyer/purchaser field;
- 2) PRINT and SIGN your name in the seller/owner field EXACTLY as it appears at the top of the title.
Can I donate vehicles other than cars?
Yes. The Cars for Homes program accepts almost all vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, farm equipment, snowmobiles, and even construction equipment. If you want to donate your car or truck please use our donation wizard. If you want to donate any other type of vehicle, please call the donation hotline at 1-877-277-4344.
When my vehicle is sold, how much of the money goes to Habitat?
Our partners at Advanced Remarketing Services return a higher percentage than any other vehicle processing entity. On a monthly basis, more than 80 percent of the gross revenue generated from vehicle sales is donated to Habitat for Humanity.
What happens after my vehicle is picked up?
Your vehicle will be sold through a national network on behalf of Habitat.
After the vehicle has been sold, you will receive an acknowledgment letter providing your vehicle sale information.
What happens to donated cars?
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.
Are there tax benefits to donating my vehicle?
Find out more about car donation tax deductions.