Daniel, a 9-year-old student, holds his new UNICEF backpack. He goes to a UNICEF-supported school in Maroua, a town in northern Cameroon.

Donate a Car to UNICEF USA

Donate your vehicle, and you can help support UNICEF’s work to deliver the essentials that every child needs for a healthy, happy and hopeful childhood

Donate your vehicle and you can help support UNICEF's mission for children and deliver the essentials that give every child an equitable chance in life. When you donate a car, you'll qualify for a tax deduction while supporting the work UNICEF does in saving children's lives. The best part: UNICEF USA ensures that the majority of the vehicle's value — generally 80 percent of gross dollars raised — actually goes to charity, more than most other car donation programs found online. 

How to Donate Your Car  

  1. Provide Vehicle Information
    Fill out the donation form with information about your vehicle, including the VIN, year, make, model, condition, and mileage.

  2. Schedule Car Pick Up
    Let us know where the car will be picked up. A local tow agent will contact you within 2-3 business days to arrange a pick up time most convenient for you. Your car will be towed for free!

  3. Get Tax Receipt
    After you complete the donation form, you will receive a confirmation email which gives you access to your Donor Console. Through the Donor Console, you'll be able to track the progress of your car donation, upload documents, and get tax and title information. Once your car is sold, you will receive an email which includes a tax receipt.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I donate my car to UNICEF?

UNICEF operates in over 190 countries and territories and has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's mission through fundraising, education and advocacy. UNICEF USA is a recognized and trusted charity that receives the highest ratings for transparency, accountability and administration on Charity Navigator, and is consistently the top national committee funding UNICEF's work. 

What types of vehicles can I donate?

Operating through vehicle donation partner Advanced Remarketing Services (ARS), UNICEF USA accepts running and non-running car donations. Trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, heavy machinery, boats, trailers, planes, and RVs are accepted on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about a vehicle you'd like to donate, call our processing center at 855-487-3863.

How much money from my car donation will go back to UNICEF USA?

Our partners at Advanced Remarketing Services (ARS) will return 80% of the gross selling price of your car back to UNICEF USA, the highest of any vehicle donation program!

Who is Advanced Remarketing Services?

Advanced Remarketing Services (ARS) is the authorized agent for processing vehicle donations to UNICEF USA. You can donate your car online or by calling 855-487-3863.

Will I receive a tax deduction for donating a car?

Your car donation may be tax deductible. If your car sells for over $500, you may deduct the full selling price of the car. If your car sells for $500 or less, you can deduct $500 or your car's fair market value, whichever is less. Within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle, you will receive an email with a tax receipt that states:

  • The gross selling price of your car, if sold for greater than $500;
  • Vehicle year, make, model, and VIN;
  • A statement that the vehicle was sold at arms-length between two unrelated parties;
  • A statement that no goods or services were received in return for yoour donation.

Always consult your tax adviser or the IRS for more information about how you can claim charitable deductions. IRS materials are accessible at www.irs.gov and telephone ordering at +1 (800) 829-3676.

For more answers to your car donation questions, view our full FAQ page or call us at 855-487-3863.

Ready to change and save lives?

For any questions, call ARS Car Donation Wizard at +1 (855) 487-3863

Daniel, a 9-year-old student, holds his new UNICEF backpack. He goes to a UNICEF-supported school in Maroua, a town in northern Cameroon. © UNICEF/UN0429224/Dejongh