Many people look for ways to contribute to Veterans charities. In the US, we know the price of freedom is seldom free, and it’s important to give back however you can.
That’s exactly why we started Yellow Ribbon Vehicles. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organizations started by a United States Veteran. We operate by accepting vehicle donations, then searching our large network of auctioneers to find the best price for that vehicle. We then take the proceeds from the vehicle’s sale to provide crucial services to Veterans. This is how we give back:
Emergency financial assistance, for reintegrating Veterans after deployment.
Employment assistance and training to help Veterans find and retain employment.
Financial coaching/counseling, available one-on-one or in a group setting, this coaching helps Veterans responsibly manage their finances after serving. This may seem like common knowledge, but to a Veteran whose family situation has changed during deployment, it can truly make a difference.
Housing assistance and education to make home purchasing easier and reduce the homeless Veteran population.
For example, if you’ve got an old car that isn’t getting used much, donating it to Veterans charities like Yellow Ribbon can make a real difference and also benefit you, the person donating. Do you really want to be on the hook for maintenance expenses, repair costs, auto storage and/or insurance premiums for an old car? Do you have the time to write up the car listing to try to sell the automobile? Or, answer endless phone calls and make yourself available for viewing appointments from potential buyers? Not to mention, buyers often want to haggle over price and you may not get what you think the value is worth, sacrificing time and money just to get it sold.
When you contact Veterans charities like Yellow Ribbon Vehicles, the process to donate is simple:
- Call and schedule a free vehicle pick up or tow, whenever it’s convenient for you!
- Or, schedule a drop off time if that works better.
- Let us handle the paperwork, even if it includes title transfers.
And, we can accept any condition of used vehicles:
- Used & refurbished
- Non-working or broken cars
- Fire- or flood-damaged vehicles
The three-step process of donating a used vehicle is easy:
- Fill out our form: http://www.yellowribbonvehicles.org or call 1-855-215-4373.
- Schedule the donation pick up or drop off.
- You will receive your IRS Tax Receipt as soon as the vehicle sells. Typically, you’ll have your receipt within 30 days of pick up/drop off.
Vehicle donations to Veterans charities like Yellow Ribbon Vehicles are tax deductible because we are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Since each donor’s tax situation is unique, we recommend consulting a tax professional about how to properly itemize on your taxes.