Car Donation Connecticut

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

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

How it works in CT

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 Connecticut 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.

Steve I.
We submitted car and location and they showed up and took away
By Steve I., East Hampton  CT (I donated a 1999 Acura CL)

donating my car to Kars4Kids was amazingly easy. We submitted the car and location and they simply showed up and took it away. It doesn't get much easier than that.

Harry A.
Excellent responsiveness and flexibility
By Harry A., Redding  CT (I donated a 1997 Ford Escort)

Excellent responsiveness and flexibility in coming to get my cars. I have donated three cars to Kars for Kids, and recommend it highly, both because of the good cause it serves AND because it is user friendly for the donor.

Brad F.
It was easy
By Brad F., Ridgefield  CT (I donated a 1998 Chrysler Concorde)

It was easy to get my old clunker hauled off, but I never received a receipt indicating the value of the car (if any) for tax deduction purposes. For this reason I can only rate three out of five stars.

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.

Dream Camp Experience

Being a kid in summer means going to camp for extended, uncomplicated fun. But not every family has the means to give their children that important experience. Our beautiful campus at our Kamp4Kids has every fun activity imaginable plus knowledgeable staff to guide the children every step of the way for the most meaningful summer ever.

Developing Leadership Skills

Some kids are born leaders-they just aren‘t getting the help they need to fulfill their innate leadership skills. Kars4Kids‘ Maccabees Volunteer Leadership Program helps shape and develop that talent, thus providing a pool of immensely talented mentors and counselors to work with the next generation of kids in need.

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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 Connecticut. We just need the registered owner to sign some paperwork for us.

In the following counties you may not need to sign any paperwork at all. Just provide a proof of ownership (such as copy of registration or insurance card): Fairfield
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.
If you'd prefer you may apply for a new title on your own. Here's how:
The car owner must complete the Application for Replacement Certificate of Title (form H-6B). This application must be signed.

If the vehicle was registered after February 1988, the duplicate title can be issued at any DMV Hub Office or Limited Service Office (Please Note: The Putnam Office does not process replacement titles).

You can also mail the Application for Replacement Certificate of Title (form H-6B) to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Title Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
Connecticut Title
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. The title document should be given to the tow truck driver at the time your car is collected.
1. Remove all plates
All plates must be removed from your car prior to towing.

2. Return your plates to the DMV or transfer them to another vehicle
You may transfer your marker plates between vehicles which are currently registered in your name by visiting your local DMV with both registration certificates, current insurance card, your identification and complete a registration application H13 for each vehicle. Advise the DMV agent that you would like to transfer the plates between the vehicles.

License plates can be mailed to the DMV or dropped off in person.

Drop your plates off in person.
Return your registration marker plate(s) to any DMV HUB or limited service office. Request a cancellation of the plates(s). Request a receipt and keep for your records. You may need the receipt to request a proration of your municipal property tax bill. There will be a $20 fee if you lose the receipt and need a replacement.

Or mail the plates to:
Attn: Plate Return
DMV 60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
Please enclose a written request to cancel the registration and indicate whether you would like a receipt. A receipt will be mailed to the address that is on file with DMV. If you have moved out of state you must enclose a self addressed stamped envelope for the receipt to be mailed to you.

3. Cancel your insurance
Cancel your insurance after your car has been towed.

Visit for more information on your state car donation laws.
Elm City Auto Wrecking services the complete state of Connecticut with just 4 tow trucks. That‘s a mighty tall order, but this is a can-do kind of business with 25 years of experience in the can. The company tries to go the limit, offering itscustomers service with heart, in both English and in Spanish.

Elm City knows that the relationship between car and client runs deep and helps to make car donation as pleasant an experience as possible. As clients say goodbye o their cars, they are glad to know that the proceeds will go to fund educational programs and camps for children. That‘s important to them and it‘s important to Elm City Auto Wrecking, too.

Elm City is proud to be a part of thegood work done by Kars4Kids on behalf of children all over the United States. That makes going to work a meaningful endeavor, for the staff at Elm City, every single day.

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


CT fun factsThe largest tax deduction ever realized from a Kars4Kids car donation went to Brian of Greenwich, CT., whose Porsche 911 sold for $25,000.

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

1756 North Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450

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 Connecticut, including:
Andover, Ansonia, Ashford, Avon, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bozrah, Branford, Bridgeport, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Burlington, Canaan, Canterbury, Canton, Chaplin, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Colebrook, Cornwall, Columbia, Coventry, Cromwell, Danbury, Darien, Deep River, Derby, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton (CDP), East Hartford, East Haven, East Lyme, East Windsor, Eastford, Easton, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Goshen, Granby, Greenwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Harwinton, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montville, Morris, Naugatuck, Newington, Newtown, New Britain, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Haven, New London, New Milford, Norfolk, North Branford, North Canaan, North Haven, North Stonington, Norwalk, Norwich, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Oxford, Plainfield, Plainville, Plymouth, Pomfret, Portland, Preston, Prospect, Putnam, Redding, Ridgefield, Rocky Hill, Roxbury, Salem, Salisbury, Scotland, Seymour, Sharon, Shelton, Sherman, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southbury, Southington, Sprague, Stafford, Stamford, Sterling, Stonington, Stratford, Suffield, Thomaston, Thompson, Tolland, Torrington, Trumbull, Union, Vernon, Voluntown, Wallingford, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, West Hartford, West Haven, Westbrook, Weston, Westport, Wethersfield, Willington, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Woodstock

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