Frequently Asked Questions

What can I donate? We accept donations of almost all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers and recreational vehicles. Boats and airplanes may require a call to see if they meet minimum criteria.
How long will it take you to pick up my vehicle? All vehicle donations are processed very quickly. Typically, your vehicle will be scheduled to be picked up within 3 days after we received your donation confirmation. You will be contacted by the transporter within 24 to 36 hours to schedule the actual pick up date and time.
What if the vehicle isn't registered in my name? The vehicle does not have to be registered in your name. The name on the title and the name on registration documents may often differ. Contact our processing center at  800-456-5517 for more information.
What are the tax benefits of donating my vehicle If you itemize deductions on your income tax return, it may be possible to claim a deduction for your car donation. In general, donors who itemize their taxes may deduct a value of $499.00 on any donated vehicle up to $499. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you may deduct the full selling price. For more information, please see: Tax Benefit.
What if my vehicle isn't running? Your vehicle does not have to be running. You will be asked to explain the condition of the vehicle. In rare cases, we are unable to accept some vehicles when the costs of transport and processing fees exceed the auction value of the vehicle.
What documents do I need to donate my vehicle? Most states require that you have a clear title to the vehicle; some states also require a notarized signature to complete a donation. If you cannot locate or have lost the certificate of title, we can help you obtain the proper documentation.
How much of the money generated by the sale of my vehicle goes back to Develop Africa? We use only the nation’s top auto auctions to insure that your vehicle will bring the maximum actual cash value. With the number of vehicle donations we process each year we are able to negotiate the very best processing, transportation and auction fees to guarantee the highest possible net returns for your donation.
How do I know my vehicle is in good hands once it's been picked up? We use only fully licensed, bonded and insured transportation companies. When we receive your title to the vehicle and your vehicle is picked up, you are no longer responsible for your vehicle. Once we receive the vehicle and the title, you will receive a transportation receipt for your vehicle from the tow truck driver. If the vehicle sells for more than $499.00 you will then receive an additional receipt stating the actual sale price.
I would like to make a financial donation.  How would I do so? We welcome your desire to help.  You can do make a financial donation through our main website.  There you can make a donation online, sign up for recurring donations and also find instructions on how to mail a check / money orderDevelop Africa Donation Page
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