Turn your car
into a great idea!
When you donate your used vehicle to The Father’s Heart Street Ministry, we will turn the proceeds into helping to feed and clothe poor families in our community as well as assisting in rental and utility help to ensure a safe, warm place for children. The Father’s Heart’s vehicle donation program handles all of the details at no charge to you - just follow the steps below
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does my car have to be running to qualify for donation?
No, but the car must have an engine and be towable. However, cars that are in extremely poor condition or far from our tow range may cost more to tow than the value of the vehicle. If this is the case, TFH may not receive any dollars from your vehicle.
What paperwork do I need?
The only paperwork needed is a signed title (pink slip). However, if the title (pink slip) is not available, a lost title search can be done.
Do I get a receipt for my donation?
Yes, our driver will issue a receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt. The initial acknowledgement will indicate your name, the year, make and model and the condition of the vehicle you are donating.
A final acknowledgement will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale. The amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle will be listed on this receipt. This will be your receipt for your charitable contribution.
What can I claim as a deduction?
Due to recent IRS updates to the rules regarding vehicle donations and the amount of the deduction that can be claimed, we recommend that you refer to IRS Publication 4303 "A Donor's Guide to Vehicle Donations," which can be found at www.irs.gov, or contact your tax advisor to determine the amount of your tax deduction.
What does TFH do with the donated vehicles?
The vehicles are sold at auction. The funds from vehicle donations are used to provide food, clothing, rental assistance, utility assistance, emergency winter shelter needs, hot meals, and sack lunches for the poor in our community. It is our desire that no child will go hungry or lose their home due to the lack of income. This vehicle donation program will fund and support TFH and our outreach efforts in the community.
Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?
No. Special arrangements can be made when you talk with the tow company.
How much money will TFH receive?
It varies. However, after towing and administrative costs the ministry will receive the remainder of the proceeds from the sale of the car.
Let us know if you have questions or comments about The Father’s Heart Street Ministry’s outreach programs.
Tuesday-Friday 9am – 3:00pm weekdays
The Father’s Heart Street Ministry
608 12th Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045