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The Salvation Army Car Donation Program
Since 1880 The Salvation Army has been actively involved in new and innovative programs in the United States. So, when you get ready to donate that used car, boat on a trailer or RV, think of our Car Donation Program. Your donations have helped thousands have better lives.
About The Salvation Army Car Donation Program
Throughout northern Virginia there are men whose lives are in emotional and spiritual shambles. Some cannot cope with the aftermath of divorce. Some suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction. Some are unemployed and lack the skills needed to find a job. Many wander the streets, without homes or help.
The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center in Alexandria offers these men a second chance, an opportunity to start again. The center provides training in job skills and other tools for building positive lifestyles.
The residential program gets men off the streets and into clean, comfortable living facilities. Nutritious meals, medical check-ups, extensive counseling and AA and NA programs make the center a place for new beginnings. The center also offers a comprehensive spiritual regeneration program in which all clients participate.
The Northern Virginia Adult Rehabilitation Center is completely self-supporting. Good, reusable clothing, furniture and household items are collected from communities. These items are brought to the centers' workshops where they are repaired and refurbished, then resold in four Family Stores located throughout northern Virginia.
The center is open to all men with identifiable, treatable handicaps regardless of race, color or religious belief. The success rate of this Salvation Army program is high. The Northern Virginia Adult Rehabilitation Center is one of more than 100 such centers across the United States, many of which include programs for women.
Car Donation drop off locations
Vehicle donations may be dropped off at:
Yes, in many cases. The only exception is in cases in which vehicles have been damaged to such an extent that even their parts are not salvageable.
No. The Salvation Army will pay the towing costs.
No. When you call to arrange the pick-up, inform The Salvation Army representative that you will not be there for the pick-up. You will be given instructions on what to do with your title and keys.
Pick-ups usually occur 2-5 business days after you call us. If you need to arrange an earlier pick-up we can often make such arrangements.
Yes. You may donate a car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, RV, trailer, or even a small plane.
Yes, if you itemize your deductions.
Effective January 1, 2005, the allowable tax deduction for most vehicle donations is connected to the gross proceeds obtained from the sale of the vehicle. In the case of a vehicle that sells for less than $500.00, the donor is allowed to deduct a fair market value up to $500.00. In the case of a car that sells for more than $500.00, the maximum deduction that the donor may claim may not exceed the gross proceeds received by the charitable organization. In either case, we provide the donor with written confirmation of the vehicle sale, the amount of the allowable tax deduction, and all forms they will require to claim their deductions.
No. We cannot accept vehicles without titles. Replacement titles can usually be obtained through your state Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
The vehicles are sold at an auction, and the proceeds are used to fund our drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. These programs are provided to our residents at absolutely no cost to themselves. Additionally, The Salvation Army Northern Virginia Adult Rehabilitation Center receives no government grants, nor do we receive any funds from the United Way. Instead, we rely solely on the income generated by your donations.