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FAQFrequently Asked Questions

Covid-19: Keeping Safe

No contact is necessary for pickup. You should leave your signed title with your keys in the boat to avoid unnecessary contact. Our driver will conveniently pick up your boat while maintaining a safe distance.

Yes. In fact, as an added safety measure, our towers currently necessitate leaving the title and keys in the boat with one door unlocked.

Sure! You may still donate even if your DMV is currently closed. We'll be providing our donors with any additional assistance or information they may need while donating during this period.

You may still donate at this time. We're keeping close contact with our vendors to ensure our donors continue receiving the highest level of service possible with minimal delays. We'll be updating our donors with any changes accordingly.

Fortunately, there should be no risks with donating your boat during this period. Our tow driver can pick up your boat while maintaining social distancing. You don't need to be present during pick up.

Our driver will leave you a temporary receipt at your door. We'll email your tax receipt to you once your boat sells. We'll be happy to mail a hard copy upon request.


General

We accept boat donations, jet skis, yachts, waverunner, cars, RVs, trailers, motorcycle, vans, buses and snowmobiles. We can take just about any vehicle.

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.

No. There is absolutely no charge.

Yes
We can pick up boats in all states. Kars4kids is currently not accepting donations in Texas.
Yes. We generally do need the trailer in order to transport the boat.

Pickup

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 .
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.
No! Just clean the boat of any personal belongings and leave the keys and title in the glove box.
Kars4kids has a network of resellers who work hard to get you the most value for your boat. You will be contacted by a reseller to arrange a time of pickup that is convenient for you, free of charge.

Title

Yes. When you donate a boat, we need the title.
We may be able to assist you in replacing it.
When signing your title, please make certain that you print and sign your name as the "Seller" in EXACTLY the way it appears on the face of the title.

Tax Deduction

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.

No. You will receive one tax-deductible receipt for your trailer and boat donation.

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