Car Donation Washington DC

You've come to the right place – our Kars4Kids crew in can pick up virtually any car donation, regardless of condition, and usually without a title too.

  • Free towing in Washington DC within 24 to 48 hours
  • Tax deductible receipt
  • Vacation voucher Details

How it works in Washington DC

Tell us about your car

1. Tell us about your car

Take 2 minutes to fill out a donation form - online or over the phone.

Schedule a free pickup time

2. Schedule a free pickup

Within 24 hours we’ll call you to arrange a convenient pickup time.

We tow your car

3. You are done!

Within 2-4 weeks you receive a tax receipt and vacation voucher.

400,000+ donors trust us with their car.

Here’s what our donors had to say about how donating went for them.
P.S. we didn’t make these up! They're all real donors, with real experiences.

Joseph M.
On schedule, and paperwork was minimal and easy to fill out
By Joseph M., Washington  DC (I donated a 1991 Mazda 626)

It was the easiest car donation of the three I've done. The pick-up was quick; the driver arrived exactly on schedule and the paperwork was minimal and easy to fill out. Information over the phone was clear and handled by a person, not a dial tone.

Ronald S.
Easy to start process
By Ronald S., Washington  DC (I donated a 1994 Toyota Camry)

Easy to start process and follow up by all parties was professional

Haannah B.
No complaints at all
By Haannah B., Washington  DC (I donated a 1994 Geo Prizm)

I had a wonderful experience with Kars4Kids, no complaints at all.

How your car helps

Our charity programs are the essence of what we do. We are thankful to be able to give back to many local communities across North America and to bring educational opportunities to so many children, with the help of our sister charity Oorah. We're a registered nonprofit Jewish organization. Learn about what we do and see our charity programs here.

Kars4kids Mentor Program
The Kars4Kids Vision

Kars4Kids‘ vision is to give our children the ability to succeed in life. We focus on educational, mentorship and year-round programs for our children, their families and their communities, looking at the big picture of our children‘s development and the environment they grow up in. We rely on thousands of volunteers to help us change the world, one child at a time.

Charity Coat Distribution

We had our incredible coat distribution event in Washington, DC in conjunction with CBS Radio. Adorable kids and thankful parents enjoyed the congenial atmosphere and of course the free coats, that came in many different colors and sizes. In this difficult economic period Kars 4 Kids is happy to step in and help out.

After School Programs

We run an impressive amount of nationwide after-school programs. Each program has dedicated volunteers and mentors, awesome activities and lots of great kids. As many programs as we have we can't cover all locations. Therefore, Kars 4 Kids encourages others to start their own programs. This comprehensive start up guide is for people interested in helping kids in their own communities.

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Still have questions?

The amount you can claim from the IRS as a tax deduction depends on the category applicable to you:
The IRS allows you to claim a tax deduction of:
a) The value of your vehicle up to $500. It is up to the donor to determine the fair market value.
b) The amount we sell your vehicle for - if it is more than $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 Car Donation.
We accept the following donations: car, snow plow, boat, bus, jet ski, truck, RV (motor home), commercial, airplane, van, trailer, motorcycle, ATV, tractor, and fleet donations. Sorry no kids.
We can usually pick up a vehicle without a title in Washington, DC . We just need the registered owner to sign some paperwork for us.

In almost all scenarios Kars4kids will apply for the new title for you. We'll handle all the paperwork and pay the title fees too. We'll need you to sign and notarize a Power of Attorney, and provide us with a copy of the driver's license. After that we'll do all the rest of the work.
If you'd prefer you may apply for a new title on your own. Here's how:
A duplicate vehicle title may be obtained online, by visiting any DMV service location or by mailing all of the following required documents along with applicable fees to the DC DMV, P.O. Box 90120, Washington, DC, 20090. For additional details visit http://dmv.dc.gov/node/1119606
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Print and sign your name on the back of the title in the "title assignment by seller" section. The sample title document to the left of this paragraph has a blue arrow. Sign where the arrow appears using the name listed on the front page of your car title document. The title document should be given to the tow truck driver at the time your car is collected.
  1. Remove the Plates
    The plates should be removed from the car, prior to towing.

  2. Return the Plates

    ONLINE
    Return the plates using the Online Tag Cancellation.

    MAIL
    Return your tags by mail to: DC DMV Vehicle Registration P.O. Box 90120 Washington, DC 20090
    If sending by certified mail, mail the tags to: DC DMV Processing Center 95 M Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
    The DMV will mail you a receipt for your records. You should wait until you receive your surrender tag receipt prior to canceling your insurance to ensure you do not incur insurance lapse fines.

  3. Cancel Your Insurance
    Once you've received your cancellation receipt from the DMV for your tags, you should cancel your insurance.

For a full list of frequently asked questions check out our faq section

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Washington DC fun factsA 1999 Ford F-250 takes the prize for the car with highest mileage donated in Washington, DC, clocking in at 332,000 miles!

Any information on this page related to state laws and title requirements is correct to the best of our knowledge. But because this kind of information is liable to change, please check with your local motor vehicle authority for current guidelines and requirements.
Kars4kids Car Donation


Sun - Thu: 7 am - midnight EST
Fri: 7 am - pm EST
Sat: 2 pm - midnight EST

Our Areas of Service.

We pick up from all over  DC 

As one of the biggest car donation charities we accept donations throughout the entire USA.