Donate Your Car or Vehicle and help hundreds of families a year through North Hills Community Outreach’s Transportation Assistance program!
Difficulty with transportation is always within the top three reasons people seek assistance from North Hills Community Outreach. During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, 323 NHCO clients received transportation assistance thanks to our generous donors. Your donation will help people in your community meet and overcome transportation challenges, and help them with access to jobs, critical appointments, child care and more.
The process free and simple!
- Donate your car – Pickup or towing is free
- We sell it at auction
- 100% of the money from the sale of vehicle (after fees) helps people with transportation needs such as:.
Driver’s license/PA Registration renewal
One-time car loan or insurance payment
Port Authority Connect Card
Rideshare gift card (Lyft, Uber)
Assistance with down payments on a vehicle purchase
For more information, please contact:
Transportation Resource Coordinator
412-408-3830 x 3225
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does the program work?
You may complete the online donation form or call 412-408-3830 x 3225 to donate your vehicle. When the information is complete, it is forwarded to the tow company. They will call you directly to schedule the pick up. At the time of the pick up, the driver will give you a receipt for taking the vehicle. We ask that you give the driver the keys and your appropriately signed title.
As a donor, what do I need before I can donate?
- A clear, notarized title with your name listed in the owner’s section, and without an assignment or transfer to another person. All liens must be released prior to donating the vehicle.
- Your car keys.
- When you call or fill out our online form, please have the title and current mileage in hand.
Do I pay for the towing?
No, there is no charge to you for the towing.
How long will I have to wait before my vehicle is picked up?
Typically, your vehicle will be picked up in 2-4 business days. The towing company will contact you in advance to schedule the pick up.
Will I receive a tax deduction for my donation?
The IRS allows you to claim a tax deduction of:
- The value of your vehicle up to $500
- The amount we sell your vehicle if sold for more than $500
Please consult a tax adviser to determine your tax benefit. For more detailed information please visit the IRS website (Vehicles for Charity is owned and operated by arc Thrift Stores, a 501 (C) 3 charity.)
What do you do with the vehicles?
The vehicles are taken to an auction and sold to the highest bidder.
Where do the proceeds go?
100% of the net proceeds are distributed to North Hills Community Outreach.