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Before you make a car donation to charities - ask what percentage of your donation goes to helping people.

At Volunteers of America Chesapeake, we don't send your money to charity -- we are the charity. When you donate a car we don't simply contribute money to charities who feed the homeless or run shelters for men, women and children -- we run them ourselves, in an area that includes Baltimore, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia communities as far south as Virginia Beach. We've been doing it for over a hundred years. That is a major difference between Volunteers of America Chesapeake and a typical charity car donation program. It is also a major reason why we are able to apply a much higher percentage of donations to use helping needy people - an average of 88 cents of every dollar.

Making a car donation to charities is an act of open-handed generosity. But before you are ready to say "Donate my car to charity", you should ask any charity car donation program exactly what percentage of your donation will go to the needy. At Volunteers of America we spend an average of 88 cents of every dollar we raise on programs that help women, men and children get their life back on track. Unfortunately, a typical charity car donation program spends more on advertising and management than helping people. More than one so-called charity car donation program was created for the profit of the people who manage it, not the people they claim to help. So it pays to do a little research to make sure that when you donate your car or truck it will help as many people as possible.

We are an Officially Recognized 501(c)(3) Charity Car Donation Program

We don't funnel a portion of your donation to charity, Volunteers of America Chesapeake is an officially recognized 501(c) (3) charity. Our charity car donation program is an important way we raise the funds to help people struggling with a tough economy and tough life circumstances. As a certified 501(c)(3) charity, you can be certain that when you donate your car or truck (or make any other donation to Volunteers of America) it will be fully deductible under IRS rules, as long as you itemize your deductions on your tax return. For more information click on Taxes: Donate Car.

We Practically Invented Car Donation to Charities. That's One Reason Why Our Process is So Fast & Easy.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake is one of the oldest and original ways to make a car donation to charities. We didn't start our charity car donation program with horses and buggies...but almost!

We have spent year after year perfecting the process of donating a car. Today we've pared it down to a Simple 2 Step Process that takes less than 5 minutes. All you have to do is fill out the simple form to the right and press the submit button below. After that we'll call you to schedule your free pick up -- the call and pick up often happen within 24 hours. It's as easy as saying "Donate my car to charity" Or if you like, just phone us toll free
at 877-721-4862.

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  • Homes & Supportive Living Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
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  • Substance Abuse Treatment Services
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