Cars For Homes Program
Your car donation is one more way that you can support our work in the Dallas area. Vehicle donations are quick and easy! It only takes three simple steps to donate your car to Habitat for Humanity, and your donation may also be tax-deductible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I donate my car to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity?
- All proceeds from your donation will support Dallas area families to achieve strength and self-reliance.
- Your vehicle donation may qualify for a tax deduction.
- It’s fast and easy. Learn more about how vehicle donations work.
What kinds of vehicles can be donated?
We accept almost all vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, farm equipment and construction equipment. If you want to donate your car or truck, please go to our Donation Portal. If you want to donate any other type of vehicle, please call us at 1-877-277-4344
When my vehicle is sold, how much of the money goes to Habitat?
Our partners at Advanced Remarketing Services return a higher percentage than any other vehicle processing entity. On a monthly basis, more than between 78% and 82% of the gross revenue generated from vehicle sales comes to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity.
What happens after my vehicle is picked up?
Your vehicle will be sold on behalf of Dallas Area Habitat through a national network of auctions and direct buyers.
After the vehicle has been sold, you will receive an acknowledgment letter providing your vehicle sale information.
How do I know my car is in good hands once it’s been picked up?
All the auctions and direct buyers used by Habitat are licensed, insured, and bonded in the states where they operate. By signing the title directly to Advanced Remarketing Services, you are legally transferring ownership of your vehicle to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity.
When your title is received and your vehicle is picked up, you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.
Are there tax benefits to donating my vehicle?
Find out more about car donation tax deductions.
What happens to donated cars?
About half of our cars are sold to licensed dealers at wholesale auctions and are reused for transportation. The other half are typically transported to auto salvage yards where all reusable car parts, batteries, tires and fluids are removed. Vehicles that can be recycled are crushed, shredded, and recycled into steel.
Recycling cars keeps a huge amount of steel out of landfills – enough to build nearly 45,000 steel-framed homes every year. The energy saved each year is enough to power approximately 18 million homes!
Habitat receives funds for each donated vehicle, although a car sold at auction generally generates more revenue than one that is recycled. Every donation makes a difference and the families that partner with us are extremely grateful for your help.
Who is Advanced Remarketing Services, Inc.?
Advanced Remarketing Services is our authorized agent and attorney-in-fact for the purpose of selling vehicles and transferring titles. They handle the title transfer, towing and reporting of all vehicle donations.
Vehicle donations may be made online through the Donation Portal or by calling 1-877-277-4344.