“My father was in WWII, and he was a Sharpshooter. He loved his time in the Army and was even offered a Purple Heart medal. My youngest son followed in his grandfather’s footsteps. He joined the Air Force and is a Staff Sergeant. He was driving his grandpa’s car but did not need it once he deployed. Our options were either drive the car back to Arizona, sell it, or donate it. We thought donating the car in his grandfather’s name to Purple Heart would be the best and most impactful choice.” – Anonymous

I want to Donate my Car


Whether it’s a car, SUV, motorcycle, boat, ATV or even a plane… make your tax-deductible gift in 3 easy steps! The Purple Heart® car donation process has never been easier. Have any questions? Call us at 888-414-4483


Call or complete the 90-second online form. Have your vehicle title ready for quick & easy processing.


A vehicle tow service will call to arrange your pick-up. You will receive a receipt at the time of pick-up.


If your vehicle sells for $500 or more, you’ll receive an IRS tax receipt via mail.

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The Military Order of the Purple Heart is a national organization composed of combat-wounded veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.

As a result of our generous car donors, Purple Heart has been able to provide many quality programs that have helped thousands of veterans across the country (see programs and outreach page). Your support is needed and appreciated.

The IRS allows a donor to claim the fair market value up $500 for a donated vehicle. However, if the charity sells the donated vehicle for over $500, the IRS allows the donor to claim the selling price as a tax deduction. Purple Heart evaluates each donated vehicle to obtain the highest possible selling price for the vehicle in an effort to generate funds for our veterans and to maximize the donor’s tax deduction. Find the IRS tax publication here.

Yes. You must have a clear title (no liens) to donate your car. If there is a lien holder and/or a secured party listed on the title, we must have a copy of the lien release along with the title even if the lien has been paid off.

After you have made arrangements to donate your vehicle, one of our professional towing companies will call you to arrange a convenient date to pick up your vehicle.

All 50 states and the District of Columbia.


Thanks to your vehicle donations, all services and assistance programs provided to wounded and disabled veterans and their families by the Purple Heart Foundation are completely free. Below are some of the many local and regional programs that we provide for our dedicated heroes.

The scars of battle go far deeper than the eye can see.

You can help provide opportunities for combat-wounded veterans to cope with their stress and trauma by making a donation to the PTSD Resource fund.

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Provide a brighter future for a combat-wounded veteran or their family

The Purple Heart Foundation scholarships are available to Purple Heart recipients and their direct descendants (including spouses, children, and grandchildren).

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Veterans can return to their communities with a new leash

We provide funding for service dogs to be paired with combat-wounded veterans at no cost to them in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence.

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Veterans Critical Assistance Grant

Veterans should not have to choose between keeping the lights on and putting food on the table. The Purple Heart Foundation provides Veterans Critical Assistance Grants to veterans facing hardships.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of Purple Heart recipients and other honorably discharged veterans and their families.