DONATE A VEHICLE to NHCO and HELP NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Formerly Community Auto
You can donate a vehicle and help hundreds of families a year through North Hills Community Outreach’s Transportation Assistance program! (formerly Community Auto)
Do you have a car, fleet car, truck, van, recreational vehicle (RV), motorcycle, dirt bike, tractor, boat or trailer that you don’t need or want? Donate it to NHCO ! Pickup or towing is free and the process is free and simple!
Visit NHCO’s donation page on Vehicles for Charity or call 412-487-6316 option 1 ext. 3131 for more information. Your vehicle is sold at auction to the highest bidder, and NHCO receives 80% of the proceeds after fees.
NHCO will receive 100% of the funds it receives to help people with transportation costs such as CONNECT cards and ride share programs, emergency vehicle repairs, gas cards, car seats, limited matching funds to purchase a car to get to work, and more.
Why donate your vehicle to NHCO’s Transportation Assistance program?
The funds from the sale of your vehicle are used to help people in your community meet and overcome transportation challenges, and access jobs, critical appointments and child care.
Many low-income people in suburban communities lack affordable or reliable transportation. In fact, of the many reasons people report they came to North Hills Community Outreach for help, transportation is always within the top three!
Lack of reliable, affordable transportation limits access to:
- certain jobs, therefore limiting income
- medical appointments
- to a variety of healthy food options — in many communities, there are no grocery stores
- child care such as day cares and pre-schools
- post-secondary education options such as college and trade schools
- critical appointments and job interviews
- children’s school activities, worship or other community involvement
Frequently Asked Questions
- How does my car help someone?
Your vehicle is sold at auction to the highest bidder, and NHCO receives the majority of the funds, which are used to help low-income people in northern Allegheny County with costs associated with transportation through our newly expanded Transportation Assistance program.
As funds allow, we can help people with transportation costs such as CONNECT cards and ride share, emergency vehicle repairs, gas cards, car seats, limited matching funds to purchase a car to get to work, and more. For more details, visit our Transportation Assistance program page.
The remaining funds from the sale of your vehicle go to our nonprofit charity partner, Vehicles for Charity, which helps other nonprofits sell cars, too.
- Hasn’t NHCO always accepted donated cars?
Yes! Our program was called Community Auto. We have accepted vehicles since 2005. We recently changed the name to reflect our expanded Transportation Assistance services, but the car donation process is still easy and hassle-free. With these expanded services, we can now help even more low-income people with their transportation needs! For more information on how we can help, please visit our Transportation Assistance program page.
- Can I get a tax deduction when I donate my vehicle?
Yes! The IRS allows you to claim a tax deduction of:
a) The value of your vehicle up to $500
b) The amount your vehicle is sold for if more than $500
Please consult a tax adviser to determine your tax benefit. For more detailed information please visit the IRS website