Car Donation New Jersey

Donate a Car in New Jersey

If you’ve got a car or any other vehicle to donate, this list of charities will be helpful to you. All have d 4-star rating from the internationally-recognized Charity Navigator, and they are all 501(c)(3) certified by the IRS, so your donation to them qualifies for a tax deduction provided you meet other IRS rules.

While you can still use the nationally-operated vehicle donation programs that are advertising in your area, there is something you need to know about them. Most of them will take your car and sell it at auction. The charity that you specified to get the benefit of your car donation will get only what your car sold for at auction minus the auctioneer’s fee. That typically works out to 65% or less of the Kelly Blue Book Value of your car. It also means that you can only claim a tax deduction for what the charity actually got. But if you look at little harder and can find a charity that will actually use your car, instead of just sell it, then you can get the full tax deduction of the Blue Book value for your donation.


The Valerie Fund
2101 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
toll-free 1- 833-866-7869 to donate
This health-focused charity helps children with cancer and blood disorders. They also run children’s centers across the country and help with over 25,000 patient visits a year. Their approach is to help the whole patient, so that includes counseling and other support, and the whole family, so they also provide simple housing for parents who need to stay near their children during treatment. The Valerie Fund has an established vehicle donation program. You can fill out an online form to start the donation process or call them at the number above.


The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
3300 Route 66, Neptune NJ 07753
toll-free 1- 844-331-0007 to donate
Has a donation program.


Paterson Habitat for Humanity
146 N 1st St, Paterson, NJ 07522-1802
toll-free 1- 844-939-0838 to donate
This is a local chapter of an international charity that helps people build and improve their own homes. You will be giving your car to the “Cars for Homes” program that is operated by the umbrella organization. Do mention the Paterson chapter when you donate your car, so they can get credit for your gift.

The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, U.S.A.
674 Mountain View Road, Washington, NJ 07882
toll-free 1- 833-866-7869 to donate;=45
This link will bring you to a car donation page for the charity, but it is also within the gift shop website of the charity. Do follow the link on the lower left side of all the gift shop pages to get to the actual mission. They offer Catholic spiritual programs to support Eucharistic prayer and the Rosary.


Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
401 Hackensack Avenue, 9th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
toll-free 1- 844-331-0007 to donate
This charity has an active car donation program that is run by the donations processor Cars 4 Causes. Your car will be sold at auction, but you will still be able to deduct about 70% of its Blue Book Value, and that same 70% will go towards the programs at Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

Bris Avrohom
910 Salem Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205
toll-free 1- 844-939-0838 to donate
This charity helps Russian Jewish Immigrants in every way they can, from finding a home to planning and paying for a wedding to securing a job or getting a child into a good school. They have been in operation since 1979 and work through four centers in New Jersey and also have one center each in Brooklyn, NY; St. Louis Park, Minnesota; and Zhitomer, Ukraine.