Car Donation New York

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

  • Free towing in NY within 24 to 48 hours
  • Tax deductible receipt
  • Vacation voucher Details
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Does it run?
Have the title?

How to donate a car in NY

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 .

500,000+ donors trust us with their car.

Here’s what our New York 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.

Eliezer V.
The sixth car that I have donated to Kars4Kids
By Eliezer V., Monsey  NY (I donated a 2001 Buick Century)

This was the sixth car that I have donated to Kars4Kids. This experience was as hassle-free as possible, just like all of my past experiences. I would not hesitate to use Kars4Kids next time, and I commonly recommend Kars4Kids to all those that I . . .

Larry H.
My experience with Kars4kids was outstanding
By Larry H., Spring Valley  NY (I donated a 1999 Chrysler )

My experience with Kars4kids was outstanding.

Terrence H.
Car pickup to customer service has been a pleasure
By Terrence H., Bronx  NY (I donated a 1995 Honda Accord)

Jars for kids is awesome! From car pickup to customer service or has been a pleasure.

How your car donation 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.


New York State is home to the Kars4Kids-sponsored TheZone camp, 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.


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Questions about donating a car in NY

We’ve got answers to all your questions about car donation in NY, whether you want to know more about the process or anything related to your car’s title.
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.
Kars4Kids accepts donations of virtually all kinds of vehicles, including but not limited to: car, snow plow, boat, bus, jet ski, truck, airplane, van, trailer, motorcycle, ATV, tractor, commercial, fleet and RV (motor home) donations. Sorry, no kids.
We can usually pick up a vehicle without a title in New York . We just need the registered owner to sign some paperwork for us.

In the following counties, you’ll just need to provide proof of ownership. Just provide a proof of ownership (such as copy of registration or insurance card): Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Westchester
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:
You can apply for a new title online at If you'd prefer to do it in person at your local DMV or via mail print out a form MV-902. It can be mailed to:
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Title Bureau
P.O. Box 2750
Albany, New York 12220-0750

For additional details visit:
New York 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 signed title should be placed in the glove compartment at the time your vehicle is picked up.
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 or transfer them to another vehicle
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.

Find your closest DMV
NY Counties: A through D
NY Counties: E through M
NY Counties: N through R
NY Counties: S through Y

Or mail the plates 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.

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

Visit for more information on New York State car donation laws.
Plakos Scrap Processing Inc. has been owned by the Ditore family from Brooklyn, New York for over thirty years. It‘s a real family business: all nine Ditore siblings work at the business their parents established, some doing actual towing and others on the business side of things. Located in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, Plakos, as its name suggests, is a scrap processor, which means that the towed vehicles are prepared for recycling. It‘s the Ditore way of reducing the carbon footprint on an increasingly polluted environment. A busy business with a dozen tow trucks out at any given time, Plakos tows and processes over one hundred cars each day. The Ditores say that their busiest season is the end of the year, when they see a spike in car donations. Though cars and towing are in their blood, what the Ditores say they enjoy most about being in the towing business is the opportunity to interact with other people.

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


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NY fun factsThe 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 and sold for $6200.

Financial disclosure: Kars4Kids 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. Financial information may be obtained directly from your state agency..

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

Brooklyn, NY 11236

Sun - Thu: 7 am - midnight EST
Fri: 7 am - pm EST
Sat: 11 am - midnight EST

Our Areas of Service.

We pick up from all over New York , including:
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

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