National Federation of the Blind Vehicle Donation Program

The National Federation of the Blind uses car donations to improve the education of blind children, distribute free white canes, help veterans, and so much more. We have partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Just call toll-free 1-855-659-9314, and a representative can make arrangements to pick up your donation or answer any questions you have.

To donate a vehicle to the NFB, have your title number, VIN, and phone number ready, then:

Complete Form Online                  Call 1-855-659-9314 and a representative will assist you with your vehicle donation.

We will arrange to have your vehicle picked up, and send you the receipt for your tax deduction.

General Questions

What are the benefits of donating my car to the NFB?

The NFB benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.

You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus, you avoid the costs and hassle associated with selling your car.

What can I donate?     

You can donate almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Boats and RVs must be operational, but other vehicles do not. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition. Please note that we cannot accept airplanes.

What do I need to donate my car?

The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.

Will you pick up my car?

A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle, as well as your signed title.

Does my car have to be running to donate it?

In some cases we can take your car whether it is running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Contact a representative at our toll-free number, 1-855-659-9314, to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.

Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?

No, special arrangements for pick-up can be made by calling our representative.

Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?

No, you do not need a smog certificate. You may donate your vehicle without these documents, even in states that require smog certificates or safety inspections.

How is the value of my car determined?

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500, you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098-C. Vehicles For Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, our driver will issue a tow receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt unless the sale of your vehicle does not exceed $500. It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500.

If you have more tax-related questions, click here for the IRS brochure, A Donor's Guide to Car Donations (PDF).

Thank you for helping blind people live the lives we want.