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Does It Make Financial Sense To Donate Your Car in Toledo Ohio?

The Dollars and Sense of Donating Your Car: Why donating your car is good for Toledo, Ohio—and good for your wallet, too

So you want to get rid of your vehicle. And of course, you want to make a decision that is the best for your wallet. Let us walk you through the option to donate your car in Toledo, Ohio, and why it's a smart financial decision—as well as a philanthropic one.

Cost of Selling Your Car

When we decide to sell a vehicle, we often think of the payout… and forget the costs associated with this option. Let's say you want to sell your car on your own, whether it's sitting in your front yard with a big sticker or posted online through Craigslist, Facebook, or Autotrader, you need to advertise someway, somehow.

Sometimes it's a simple as hanging up hot pink posters with your phone number attached, but to reach a larger audience, you'll probably have to spring for a paid ad. If you sell your car to a dealership, they're most likely going to offer you less than market value so they can still make a profit.

If you do manage to sell it off, you're then often responsible for getting your vehicle to where it needs to go. If it doesn't run, you'll need to budget for the cost of towing, and if it's a long distance buyer, think of travel costs. Altogether, the cost—in time and money—sometimes outweighs the return.

Cost of Donating Your Car

Altogether, you're looking at a grand total of $0.00.

It's totally free; we even take care of towing and processing. All you do is fill out a form and give us your title. When it sells at auction, you get a tax-deduction for the sale price.

How to Donate Your Car

You can donate your car by filling out this online donation form, or you can bring or send a notarized, clear title along with your name and daytime phone number to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio. We schedule the pick-up and get your car out of your hands.

Tax Write-Off Details

As we mentioned earlier, your vehicle is tax-deductible. When your vehicle sells at the Auto Auction, you get a tax deduction for the total sale price of your vehicle. After we receive your vehicle, we send you a receipt. Once it sells, we provide the documentation you need for your charitable contribution, as well as a copy of the title.

What Donating Your Car Does for Toledo, Ohio

Your car donation goes a long way for members of the Toledo community, helping individuals find temporary and permanent housing, helping veterans and ex-offenders receive employment readiness training, and helping provide permanent housing for disabled homeless individuals.


Donating your car is the logical financial choice to make, especially if you want to change the lives of people in the Toledo community and the greater Ohio area.

Here are three ways to get started today:

  • Online: fill out this simple online form, and we'll contact you to schedule a time to tow it away for free.
  • By Phone: Call us at 800-862-6030 and we'll help you begin the donation process.
  • In Person: We can be found in downtown Columbus and are ready to accept your vehicle with a clean title at 5640 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43228.