Donate a vehicle and help hundreds of families a year through North Hills Community Outreach’s Transportation Assistance program!* (Please note: as of November 20, 2017, NHCO is no longer affiliated with Community Auto.)
We accept cars, fleet cars, trucks, rvs, boats, vans, motorcycles and trailers.
Do you have a vehicle 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 412-408-3830 ext 3225 for more information.
NHCO uses 100% of the funds it receives from the sale of vehicles after fees to help people with transportation needs. Transportation costs can include emergency vehicle repairs, CONNECT cards and ride share programs, 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?
You will help people in your community meet and overcome transportation challenges, and access jobs, critical appointments and child care.
Due to lack of public transit, job loss, low-paying jobs and other reasons, many 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
- healthy food options and grocery stores
- child care, day care and preschool
- post-secondary education (college and trade schools)
- critical appointments and job interviews
- children’s school activities, worship and other community involvement
Frequently Asked Questions
How does my car donation help someone?
Our charity partner, Vehicles for Charity, sells your car at auction to the highest bidder. NHCO receives the majority of the funds, which are used to help low-income people in northern Allegheny County north of the city of Pittsburgh with transportation-associated costs.
As funds allow, we help people with transportation costs. These costs include 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.
Ultimately, your car donation can help multiple families in need!
Hasn’t NHCO always accepted donated cars?
Yes! We have accepted vehicles since 2005. (Our program was called Community Auto. Please note, NHCO is no longer affiliated with Community Auto.) We changed the name in late 2017 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?
Please consult a tax adviser to determine your tax benefit. For more detailed information please visit the IRS website