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How Donating a Car Gives Back to the World 

By donating your unused car to San Gabriel Valley Habitat’s car donation program, you can help families in your community and build a more sustainable world. Your car, running or not, makes an impact and helps families gain independence.  

Based on size and materials alone, automotive recycling can go a long way in saving natural resources and our planet. Cars that can be recycled are crushed, shredded, and recycled into steel. Recycling cars keeps a huge amount of steel out of landfills – enough to build nearly 25,000 steel-framed homes every year. According to Auto Alliance, “86 percent of a vehicle’s material content is recycled, reused or used for energy recovery.” The energy saved each year is enough to power approximately 18 million homes! 

Sustainability and Stability 

Cars donated to Habitat are reused for transportation or transported to auto salvage yards where reusable parts are removed. Proceeds from the sale of your donated car will help Habitat families build strength, stability, and self-reliance right here in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. Our partners at Advanced Remarketing Services also return a higher percentage than any other vehicle processing entity.  

The Benefits of Donating Your Car to Habitat for Humanity 

 Your car donation makes it possible for more families in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond discover the impact of living in a safe and stable home. Running or not, every vehicle makes an impact and creates transformational homeownership opportunities. 

You get a healthy tax write-off! 

After your car has been sold, you will receive a donor acknowledgment letter or receipt to get a tax write-off. Contributions, including vehicle donations, may be claimed as deductions on your federal tax return. The selling price of your donated vehicle determines the amount of your donation. 

It’s an easy 3 step process. 

Donate your car online or by calling 1-877-277-4344. Once you complete the form or call the number, our team will request a Certificate of Title in order to donate your car. When your car is accepted, we will schedule a date and time to pick it up! 

We accept almost all vehicles, including:  

  • Cars 
  • Trucks 
  • Motorcycles 
  • Recreational vehicles 
  • Boats 
  • Snowmobiles 
  • Farm equipment 

It helps the planet and families in your community. 

Old cars can become a sustainable source of income for our Habitat chapter and clean up the neighborhoods in San Gabriel Valley. Saving natural resources, reducing air and water pollution, decreasing energy use, and reusing parts are just some reasons how recycling your car can help the planet. In 2016, an EPA study found that recycling and reuse activities in the United States lead to 757,000 jobs, $36.6 billion in wages and $6.7 billion in tax revenues. 

Here’s What A Donor Just Like You Had to Say About Donating Their Car 

Cars for Homes donor Steve donated his four-door sedan to Habitat after 14 years of faithful service to their family.  

“We are delighted to know that more families will benefit from the over 14-year-old four–door sedan I so proudly purchased so many years ago thanks to my grandmother’s help.” – Steve, Cars for Homes donor 

Through our Cars for Homes program, donated cars raise much-needed funds to support our vision: a San Gabriel Valley and a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Start your donation now! 

More ways to help: 

  • Donate to show your support to fix the housing crisis in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond 
  • Sign up for SGV Habitat’s e-newsletters by scrolling to the bottom of sgvhabitat.org 
  • Share this article and educate others on the importance of affordable housing 

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