Car donations provide a safe and contact-free way to support charities. The safety of our donors is our top priority. We’re ensuring your arranged pickup and donation experience is safe. No contact is necessary for pickup.



  • Is any human contact necessary during pickup?
  • No contact is necessary for pickup. You should leave your signed title with your keys in the car to avoid unnecessary contact. Our driver will conveniently pick up your car while maintaining a safe distance.
  • Can I sign all the paperwork and leave keys and papers in the car for the tower?
  • Yes. In fact, as an added safety measure, our towers currently necessitate leaving the title and keys in the car with one door unlocked.
  • Can I donate even if my DMV is closed?
  • Sure! You may still donate even if your DMV is currently closed. We’ll be providing our donors with any additional assistance or information they may need while donating during this period.
  • With Houston only open to essential services, can I still donate?
  • You may still donate at this time. We’re working to ensure our donors continue receiving the highest level of service possible with minimal delays.
  • Are there any risks associated with donating during COVID-19?
  • Fortunately, there should be no risks with donating your car during this period. Our tow driver can pick up your car while maintaining social distancing. You don’t need to be present during pick up.


Car donation tax laws in effect as of Jan. 1st, 2005

Your vehicle donation is still tax deductible and will fall into one of these categories:

  1. For low value vehicle donations you can claim the fair market value up to $500.00 without any additional paperwork besides the receipt we will provide at the time of the pickup.
  2. If you donate a car that is worth more than $500.00, your deduction will be limited to the actual sale price of your car donation. If your vehicle is sold, all proceeds will benefit Houston Public Media, a 501(c)(3) charity. You will be provided with a receipt stating the final sales price of your vehicle within 30 days of the sale of your donated car. We will work to get top dollar for your car donation.