Yes, most boat donations are accepted, running or not (exceptions include older boats whose value would not offset the cost of towing). To find out if we can accept your boat donation, please call 1.877.KARS4KIDS®, or fill out the online boat donation form.
A local towing company will contact you within a few business hours of your initial call to us. Pickup is usually scheduled for 24 - 48 hours later. If you need your boat picked up sooner than that, we will try to accommodate you as best we can (most often, we can!). Call us at 1-877-527-7454877-478-7452.
You will receive a tax deduction for the amount the boat sells for.
If the boat sells for under $500, you will receive the value of the boat up to $500.
Kars4kids is a classified 501(c)(3) charity organization. You can check with your tax advisor or accountant to determine the amount of your benefit. The deduction is of value only if the donor itemizes his or her deductions. For a more detailed overview the IRS publishes a Donors Guide to Vehicle Donation.
You will receive a temporary receipt from the towing company at the time of the pickup. It will have all your boat information along with our name and phone number. You just have to notify us once the boat gets towed and we will mail you the tax deductible receipt along with the hotel voucher.