How It Works
Take 90 seconds:
to fill out the donation form
Within 24 hours:
We'll call you to arrange a free pick up
You are Done!
get a vacation voucher & tax receipt
Click through for more details
We asked our NY donors how donating went, here's what they said:
P.S. we didn't make any of these up! They are all real donors, with real experiences.
(we even left the typos in place :) )
I will recommend By Edward O., Farmingdale NY (I donated a 1991 Toyota Corolla)
Using Kars 4 Kids was a painless experience, unlike the usual process of getting rid of a vehicle. The man that took away my Toyota was polite, kind and understanding; He and I had to push the car out of a parking space to give him access with the flatbed. Even without using the get-away Coupon, it is still something I will recommend to all of my family and friends. Thanks again, Eddie Olmsted Farmingdale, New York
Professionals By Mark R., Roslyn Heights NY (I donated a 1983 Porsche 928)
THe company was considerate, kind and showed the compassion you would expect based on the name. The donation came after Sandy and the storm and in spite of the difficulties the maintained communication through out the process of pick up. Long Island was very busy with work. But the team followed up and followed through like professionals. I always felt the process was about the Kids.nd
It was unbelievable By Kevin S., Merrick NY (I donated a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am)
I am very pleased with my experience. My uncle had passed away and left me as his executor. One of his belongings I was in charge of was the Pontiac I donated. I live in NY and the car was in Florida. I called Kars 4 Kids and was amazed at how helpful and nice everyone I talked to on the phone was. This meant a lot to me considering how much trouble and grief I was getting from other companies and utilities. We set up a pick up date. And right on time I was met by a flatbed truck down in Florida to take the car away. It was so easy it was unbelievable I now tell all my friends if they want to donate a car to call Kars 4 Kids..
Where should I sign the car title document?The sample title on the right 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.
I'm missing my title. Is my car still eligible for donation? We can accept cars without titles in the following counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Westchester.
How can I replace my missing title? You can apply for a new title online at dmv.ny.gov/title/. In some scenarios Kars4kids will even apply for the new title for you. We'll handle all the paperwork and pay the title fees too. For details CHAT HERE or call 877-527-7454.
- 1. Remove all plates
All plates must be removed from your car prior to towing. Along with the plates, the frames and fasteners must be removed.
- 2. Return your plates to the DMV
In New York State, plates must be surrendered to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) except in the case where the plates are transferred to a second vehicle on the spot. License plates can be mailed to the DMV or dropped off in person.
- 3. Canceling your insurance
Cancel your insurance only after your plates have been surrendered to the DMV.
Visit dmv.ny.gov for more information on New York State car donation laws.
- Drop them off in person
- Or mail them to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
2799 Route 112
Medford, NY 11763
The DMV considers the postmark date as the date of surrender for your license plates. Make sure to include a current return mailing address. An FS-6T receipt will be sent to you by the DMV at the address you supply. If you would like to be notified that your plates have been received, you may mail your plates by registered or certified mail at any U.S. Post Office, making sure to request a return receipt.
What is the amount of the tax deduction I will receive?
The amount you can claim from the IRS as a tax deduction depends on the category applicable to you:
We have trained agents (that's all they do all day) that evaluate each car to generate a larger profit. Based on the location, condition, and market in your area, they'll decide whether the car will be used by a charity recipient, sold at auction or crushed at a local yard. You will receive your tax receipt and vacation voucher within 2-4 weeks after you donate your car.
In the Community
Besides picking up car donations in New York, Kars4Kids works with many communities in New York to bring educational opportunities to New York’s students with programs that run throughout the year. We're a registered Non Profit Jewish Organization and we partner with dozens of local schools to bring opportunities to our NY kids. For a full view of our charity visit our charity section.
ChillZone We've got ChillZone extracurricular groups throughout New York, in neighborhoods like Mill Basin and Flatbush in Brooklyn, Eltingville, Staten Island, Flushing, Queens and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Boys, girls and teens gather with mentors every week for study groups, hot food, great prizes and healthy fun with friends.
Charity Distributions New York is one of our favorite places to hold charity distributions. Whether it's giving out winter coats in Staten Island or backpacks in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, we're helping New York's children stay warm and well prepared for school.
Camp New York State is home to the Kars4Kids sponsored camp TheZone, located far up in the beautiful Catskill mountains. During the summer months, the quiet Gilboa countryside is witness to the close friendships that develop over the summer, the smiles on the children's faces, and the sheer happiness that radiates from the campus.
The oldest car we ever received was a 1923 Model T Ford. This 88 year old car was donated by John V. of Northport New York.
Financial disclosure: J.O.Y for our youth is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors. Our Federal Identification Number is 22-374-6050. We are proud of the way we manage our finances.
769 East 95th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236 (718) 954-9789
We receive the highest amount of car donations from these cities:
Albany, Bay Shore, Bayside, Bethpage, Bronx, Brooklyn, East Meadow, Elmhurst, Floral Park, Flushing, Freeport, Hicksville, Huntington, Levittown, Middletown, Monsey, New Rochelle, New York City, Newburgh, Ridgewood, Rochester, Rye, Scarsdale, Selden, Springfield Gardens, Staten Island, Syosset, Valley Stream, West Babylon, White Plains, Yonkers