Donate a Vehicle

Serving CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT. Free pick up and towing.

If you are asking "where and how to donate my car to charity," Good News Garage can help!

All vehicle donations to Good News Garage are processed by Good News Garage staff. Many reputable charities wholesale every car and truck they receive and hire a for-profit business to process their car donations. These processing companies may charge up to 70% of the vehicle’s selling price in fees.
  • Good News Garage has a unique mission to repair and award as many donated vehicles as possible to local families in need.
  • Good News Garage is one of the few auto donation programs that can offer a tax deduction of fair market value for donated vehicles that are awarded to an individual or family in need.
  • Good News Garage is a member of Ascentria Care Alliance, one of New England’s largest and most trusted human service organizations.
What vehicles are accepted?
Good News Garage accepts vehicles of all ages and conditions -- running or not. It just needs to be towable! We accept:
  • cars                             ● snowmobiles
  • trucks                          motor homes
  • vans                            boats and jet skis (with trailer)
  • motorcycles                 buses
  • mopeds                       ● lawn tractors
  • commercial vehicles    ● luxury and antique vehicles

We require that you have a clean certificate of title to donate a car to Good News Garage (some older vehicles may not require a certificate of title). You can donate your vehicle online or call us at 877.GIVE.AUTO (877.448.3288).

From which states can Good News Garage accept car donations?
Good News Garage accepts donated vehicles from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, southern and mid-coastal Maine, eastern New York, and other regions and states on a case-by-case basis.

Is my car donation tax deductible?
Yes! Good News Garage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is one of the few car donation charities in the country that can offer a fair market tax deduction if your donated car is awarded to a family in need. This can mean hundreds, even thousands more in tax deductions than other charities can offer. You can find more information about vehicles as charitable donations in the IRS publication 4303 "A Donor's Guide to Vehicle Donation." We encourage you to speak with a tax preparer to fully understand your tax deduction before donating.

Is there a cost to donate my vehicle?
Absolutely not! In fact, you will be eligible to receive a tax deduction for your donated car. And, Good News Garage will tow or pick up your vehicle free-of-charge.

Is it time consuming to donate a vehicle to Good News Garage?
No. The car donation process is fast and easy. Donated vehicles are typically picked up within three to 10 days after we receive the title, depending on where the vehicle is located. You can start your online donation here.

What do I need to donate my vehicle to Good News Garage?
You must have your certificate of title, or for cars older than 15 years, a Bill of Sale, and the keys.

How do I sign my vehicle's title?
For most states, you simply add our name and address to the second page of the title in the "Buyer's Info" fields, then sign and date it. Please do not add your car's mileage or check any mileage boxes. See our sample titles for instructions: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont.

What will happen to the vehicle after I donate it?
Many donated cars are repaired and provided to families in need. Donated vehicles that require excessive repairs or would be too expensive for our recipients to maintain are sold and the funds help to pay for repairs on vehicles that are more appropriate for a client. No matter what, your donated vehicles helps your neighbors in need!

When will I know what my tax deduction is?
Once the car is either delivered to a family or sold, we will send your official tax paperwork for your donated vehicle. This process can take anywhere from four to 12 weeks.