other vehicle by phone or online.
“My father was in WWII, and he was a Sharpshooter. He loved his time in the Army and was even offered a Purple Heart metal that he graciously declined. His view was that it was his job and commitment to our country, and he did not need to be awarded for it. 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.”
How To Donate Your Vehicle
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.
Need Help? Call us at 888-414-4483.
Services Your Vehicle Donation Supports
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is the Military Order of the Purple Heart?
A: The Military Order of the Purple Heart is a national organization composed of combat-wounded veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart medal.
Q: How does the Purple Heart Car Donation Program make a difference?
A: 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.
Q: How does the tax deduction work?
A: 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.
Q: Do I need a title to donate my car?
A: 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.
Q: How does my donated vehicle get picked up?
A: 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.
Q: What states do you accept car donations in?
A: All 50 states and the District of Columbia.