Donate a Vehicle
Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Senior Resources of Broomfield, Inc. is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting our mission.
Vehicle Donation Services
The ARC Thrift Stores, Lakewood, CO, is a Colorado 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, servicing as the fundraising arm of the ARC Units, which provide advocacy and support for children and adults with developmental disabilities. ARC Thrift Stores has historically accepted vehicle donations since 1995 for themselves and several other nonprofits. Demand grew and in 2001, Vehicles for Charity (VFC) was established. This comprehensive vehicle donation program was developed and implemented to provide for the prompt and professional disposition of vehicles donated to VFC. Our working agreements with carefully selected towing companies and auto auctions have contributed to the program's success.
Expanding to Other Nonprofit Organizations like SRB
Based on the success of the program, VFC has entered into partnerships with other nonprofit organizations to assist them in their fundraising efforts. Aside from promoting the program directly to its affiliate constitutes, VFC handles all the details of the vehicle donation process. The program is unusual in that all proceeds are returned to nonprofit organizations. One nonprofit helping another to generate much-needed funding has been the cornerstone of the affiliate program since its inception.
The Goal of the Program
VFC strives to provide:
A simple donation process for vehicle donors
A low maintenance system for affiliates
A professional partnership one nonprofit helping another
A productive program making your car donation a money-making asset
24/7 access to operators able to answer questions and make donating efficient and fast.
The Donation Process
The process is quite simple and can usually be completed within five to ten days
The initial inquiry, in the form of a phone call or completion of our online donation form, takes only five to ten minutes to complete
The donation is credited to Senior Resources of Broomfield
The donor is instructed to remove the license plates from the vehicle and sign the title prior to pick up
Vehicle pick up is scheduled with the tow company
Depending on the condition of the vehicle, it is either taken to an auction for sale or to an auto crusher for recycling purposes
A donation acknowledgment, as well as, a thank you letter is mailed within 30 days following the sale of the vehicle per IRS requirements (upon receipt of a negotiable title)
Vehicles for Charity accept automobiles, trucks, vans, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, tractors, boats, and trailers. Some vehicles are not accurately represented, however, and will not sell at an auction. Those vehicles are delivered to an auto recycler or salvage company, either of which pays a set amount for the vehicle regardless of condition.
It is important that you contact your Colorado State Department of Motor Vehicle in order to find out how to properly notify them that you have sold the vehicle and transfer liability.
The partnership between VFC and Senior Resources of Broomfield is designed to maximize the amount realized per donated vehicle.