Car Donation Rhode Island

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

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

How it works in RI

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 Rhode Island 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.

Richard H.
The paperwork was not difficult at all
By Richard H., Wakefield  RI (I donated a 1995 Lexus LS 400)

Excellent. I donated two cars in 2011. The cars were picked up on time, the initial paperwork was not difficult at all, and the followup tax value receipt from Kars was timely and fair.

Bonnie W.
A way to dispose of our poor, damaged car
By Bonnie W., Barrington  RI (I donated a 1997 Honda Accord)

We found the donation experience quite effortless. Not only were we thrilled to find a way to dispose of our poor, damaged Honda, but to be able to do this with so little effort and imagine it could be helpful for others made this truly a positive experience.

Brian B.
I'd recommend it to anyone looking to donate their car
By Brian B., Manville  RI (I donated a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder)

Everything went smoothly. I contacted Kars 4 Kids, was contacted back in a respectable amount of time and the process for pickup was simple and easy to understand. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to donate their car.

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. We're a registered nonprofit Jewish organization. Learn about what we do and see our charity programs here.

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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.

Making Holidays Real

Some kids don‘t have much holiday fun due to economic or family difficulties. At our yearly holiday retreat Kars4Kids steps in to offer kids the rich holiday experience they‘d never thought they‘d have. Along with their mentors and families, kids are served up a menu of constant entertainment in a spacious, well-appointed facility in upstate New York.

Building Whole Children

When school is said and done, children still need to move forward. During the year, Kars4Kids pairs children with mentors to help them with their studies and to build their self-esteem. In the summer, children get a fun summer camp experience, led by specially-trained staff members who offer children warmth, inclusion, respect, and guidance.

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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 pick up a vehicle without a title in Rhode Island. 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): Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, Washington
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:
Complete the Application for Title (TR-2/TR-9) form. Duplicate titles can be processed at the DMV headquarters in Cranston only at 600 New London AvenueCranston, RI 02920.

For additional details visit: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/registrations/titles/
Rhode Island Title
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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 plates
    Remove the license plates from the car, prior to it being towed.

  2. Return or Transfer Plates
    Plates may be returned via person or mail.

    RETURN IN PERSON
    Plates may be cancelled at any DMV branch location. The DMV requires you to surrender your license plates upon cancellation.

    RETURN VIA MAIL
    Send the cancelled plates to the Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: Plates, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston RI 02920.
    Use registered mail with a return receipt request. Keep the plate cancellation receipt to avoid future property tax claims if your city or town neglects to remove you from their records.

    TRANSFER PLATES
    You may also transfer these plates to a new vehicle.

  3. Stop insurance
    Cancel your insurance coverage on the donated vehicle once it’s been picked up.

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

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RI fun factsEveryone hopes to get a nice-sized tax deduction when donating a car. One lucky Rhode Islander received the highest tax deduction in that state when his 1998 Regal Boat sold for $13,500.

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.
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Our Areas of Service.

We cover the entire Rhode Island State area.
We receive the highest amount of vehicle donations from these cities:
Barrington, Central Falls, Coventry Town, Cranston, Cumberland Town, East Providence, Jamestown, Pawtucket, Kingston, Narragansett, Newport, North Kingstown, Providence, Warwick, West Greenwich, Wickford, Woonsocket

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