What are the benefits of donating my vehicle to CCEFS?
It’s simple, fun, and free. We partner with an organization that helps convert the car into cash, which becomes a welcome donation to CCEFS. You are entitled to a tax deduction, and you avoid the cost and hassle of repairing or selling a car you no longer want.
Does CCEFS accept all vehicles?
Yes. Our partner strives to accept any vehicle, anywhere, running or not – cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc., running or not. No smog certificate is necessary, and our partner can solve almost all title issues. They pick-up anywhere in the country. The only exception accepting a vehicle is where the transportation costs may be higher than the vehicle value.
What if I have Title Issues?
If you don’t have a title certificate, can’t find it, or have problems with your title, call our partner. Their Call Center staff deals with DMV’s across the country every day and are experts in solving these matters. 877-999-8322
Is there any Cost?
NO. There is no cost to you the donor or to CCEFS. All expenses are deducted from the gross sales price and, if the costs ever exceed the price, our partner that operates our program covers those costs.
How much work is it for me?
It’s easy to donate a vehicle. Either input the vehicle and pick-up info on-line or by phone at 877-999-8322 and give the information to our partner’s trained Service Center Staff. You fill out a few forms (you’ll need to have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)), and you mail in the paperwork, including the title in states requiring one. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time and location for the pick-up. You do not need to be there.
How long until by vehicle is Picked-up?
Our partner will “Quick Pick-up” a newer car right away. We pick up older cars within a few days of receiving the paperwork you mail in. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time. You do not need to be there. If you need to arrange a special pick-up, call 866-789-8627 and let them know.
How long before CCEFS gets its money?
It usually takes 45-60 days from the time the vehicle is picked up until the car is sold and the transaction is completed. Once the transaction is completed, the net cash proceeds are usually delivered to CCEFS within two weeks.
What will happen to my car?
Your car is assessed to determine the used car market that will yield the best sale price, joining some forty-three million other cars re-sold each year. Most vehicles are sold through wholesale auctions; older, damaged and problem vehicles are often sold directly to dismantlers or recyclers for valuable parts and metals.
Because our partner works with a very large national network of auction yards, they match your vehicle to the appropriate buyer. For example, recently we took a donor’s 1972 Porsche 911 to a premium car auction, where it netted five figures. Meantime, another donor’s beat up 1991 GMC Jimmy sold for $200 at a dismantler.
How do I check on the status of my car or get other answers?
Call our partner at 877-999-8322.
Will I receive a Tax Deduction?
We provide you with the sales receipt or IRS Form 1098C you will need for tax reporting. You should consult your tax advisor for your individual situation.
How much money goes to CCEFS?
Our program partner, V-DAC, strives to give a high net return to CCEFS. Once the vehicle is sold, they deduct the actual costs of towing, auction and title processing. From this Net Sales Proceeds, they then return between 70% and 80% of this amount to CCEFS depending on the value of the vehicle. Higher value vehicles provide more to the non-profit. Their long term average is a return of approximately 78% of the net sales proceeds.
Who is our partner, V-DAC?
Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC (“V-DAC”) is a Commercial Fundraiser, registered with the State of California Office of the Attorney General. It provides the vehicle donation programs that allow donors to give to any charity, church or school in the country. V-DAC is known for delivering high net revenue to recipient non-profits around the country.