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Donate Your Vehicle

We can take vehicles as donations!

Do you have a car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or boat you’ve outgrown or no longer need? Don’t want to deal with the time-consuming work of selling it?  Then consider donating it to First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego. Donating your vehicle is easy, stress-free, and a wonderful way to support this congregation's work in the world.  AND, your friends can donate, also!

Almost all vehicles are accepted--even if it has engine trouble and/or can't pass a smog test. Vehicles don't need to run, but must have an engine and be towable. Vehicles are even accepted without a smog certificate or current registration. (Vehicles that are in extremely poor condition or out of our tow range may be declined, as the cost to tow them may be more than their value.)

First UU Church works with a reputable nonprofit corporation, Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. (CARS™) which provides services for car donations for over 500 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the United States.

How It Works:

  1. You complete the online donation form or call CARS at the number below.
  2. A driver will pick up your vehicle from your home, business or repair shop--usually within 24 to 48 hours of your initial phone call. All you need is a clear title, and the rest will be taken care of, including pickup, at no cost to you.
  3. Once your vehicle has been sold, you'll receive a receipt for your tax records and the sale proceeds (70% of the sale) will be donated to First UU Church of San Diego in your name. You'll receive a tax benefit from the total sale amount.

To donate a vehicle, call CARS toll-free car donation program at (877) 537-5277. You can also donate on-line.


Who to contact

Please call our main office line at (619) 298-9978.