Help make Washington a better place to live by giving your car, truck, boat, motorcycle or other vehicles to the charities listed on this page. All are 501(c)(3) certified, so your donation is tax-deductible. They are also all four or three-star rated by the website Charity Navigator, so you can trust that your car is going to an organization that fulfills its goals and knows the value of a dollar.
Northwest Organization for Animal Help
31300 Brandstrom Road, Stanwood, WA 98292 +1 (833) 866-7869
This charity has received Charity Navigator’s top rating — the coveted four stars. They typically house about 15 dogs and 40 to 50 cats that they are constantly trying to find homes for. Their facility also offers spay/neuter services, and they have dog training so that the lucky dogs who have homes can keep them.
NOAH has hired the company to Donate for Charity to handle their vehicle donation program. Your car will be sold at auction, and the proceeds of the sale will go to the pet shelter. Your car will be picked up for free, and they will accept it if it is running or not. You will get all your paperwork by mail. All you need is some basic information about your car to get the donation process started (the VIN number, its mileage, and approximate value, for example), and the car’s title needs to be clear. NOAH also accepts vehicles besides cars.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Seattle/King County
5950 4th Ave. South Seattle, WA 98108
(844) 331-0007 to contact the chapter office | 800-YES-SVDP (844) 939-0838 to donate a car
This Catholic charity helps homeless and low-income people with housing, food, clothing, transportation and more. And they do a lot — more than 1,150,000 meals were provided in 2010, and they helped 67,749 “neighbors” prevent eviction, power shut-offs, and other situations. They have a car donation program that they run themselves. There is free towing and cars are typically picked up on the same day that you can to schedule to donation/pickup.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
P.O. Box 2616, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
(844) 331-0007 for offices | (833) 866-7869 for car donations
A marine wildlife conservation charity that uses “direct-action tactics” to identify, document and report illegal activities against the environment at sea. They have a car donation program that is run by America’s Car Donation Charities Center. They take cars, boats, trucks, trailers or RVs and offer free towing.
Catholic Charities of Spokane
12 East 5th Avenue, P. O. Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210-2253
Accepts in-kind gifts. Does not have an auto donation program, but they are worth a call, because if a charity actually uses your car, then you can usually deduct the full fair market value of the car, which is about 30% more than you can deduct if the car is sold at auction (which is what happens to about 90% of donated cars).
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
4518 University Way NE, Suite 310, Seattle WA 98105
(844) 331-0007 (866 KUOW CAR)
Has a car donation program that is run through Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. (CARS). Your donation will be sold at auction, but you will still be helping a great radio station keep people informed in an age of noise and hype and misinformation. They accept automobiles, trucks, boats, motorcycles, RVs or aircraft.
Habitat for Humanity of East King County
PO Box 817 or 16315 NE 87th Street, Suite B-5, Redmond, WA 98052
This local chapter can hook you up with Habitat’s national auto donation program called “Cars for Homes”. Specify that you want your donation credited to the East King County chapter.
Starlight Children’s Foundation – Washington
5001 150th Ave. NE, #110, Redmond, WA 98052
Lori Mudge at (425) 861-7827 ext. 102
Accepts donated cars, trucks, and trailers whether they are running or not.
The Humane Society for Seattle/King County
13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005
(833) 866-7869 for administrative offices | (844) 331-0007 for car donations
This no-kill shelter and Humane Society has an active car donation program that has been outsourced to the Northwest Charity Donation Service. They take cars, trucks, RVs, and boats.