By donating a car, motorcycle, RV, boat, trailer, or ATV to St. Vincent de Paul, you make a direct impact on the lives of our neighbors. You also can receive a tax credit. We make it easy for you — we’ll pick up your vehicle and take care of the paperwork. All you have to do is give us a call at 513-421-CARE (2273), email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online donation form.
Giving a Vehicle of Hope to St. Vincent de Paul is easy, and makes a huge difference is the lives of our neighbors in need. Our vehicle donation program sells donated vehicles through a streamlined process that maximizes funds for providing services to neighbors in need. We accept more than just cars too. Your boat, motorcycle, RV, trailer or ATV can also help struggling families right here in Cincinnati. Proceeds from a donated vehicle can:
Schedule a free pickup of your car, truck, van, motorcycle or RV. Call 513-421-CARE (2273). We’ll take care of the paperwork for you and provide a receipt that may be used for tax deductibility purposes.
Car donations can also be dropped off at any of our seven thrift stores.
Giving a Vehicle of Hope is simple. We accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats, motorcycles, classic cars and even RVs. If you have questions about what can be donated please contact us at 513-421-CARE (2273) or send us an email.
Yes. The IRS classifies St. Vincent de Paul as a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. All eligible donations are tax deductible.
The proceeds of your donation stay here in Cincinnati, where the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been helping Greater Cincinnati and Hamilton County residents in need for more than 140 years. Our volunteers visit people in their homes to address their most basic and urgent needs, then shepherd them into community programs to enhance self-sufficiency.
Yes. St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati accepts most donations of cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, wave runners, trailers and other vehicles even if they do not run. The revenue we receive from the sale of all vehicles directly supports St. Vincent de Paul’s programs to assist the needy, so we ask that your donated vehicle is in saleable condition. We will arrange pickup of the vehicle. You may also drop off the car at any St. Vincent de Paul thrift store, or at our Outreach Center in the West End located at 1125 Bank Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214. The vehicle must be equipped with all components, complete drive train, doors, wheels, decks, interior, etc.
Changes to federal tax regulations have affected how you value your vehicle. There are three options, depending on your tax deduction plans:
To facilitate the process, upon donation of your vehicle you’ll be asked to declare if you intend to value your vehicle at more or less than $500. We recommend that you consult your tax advisor to help you determine your best course of action.
Yes. The title must be free of financial liens. It must be in the name of the donor(s). You’ll be required to sign the title out of your name, having it witnessed and notarized by a notary public. Title formats and procedures for signing over ownership vary by the state in which the vehicle is registered. Please call 513-421-CARE (2273) for more information.
We make the entire process hassle-free. Our donation coordinators are trained to make the process convenient and easy. We usually pick up within a few days.