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Donate How to Donate

How to Donate Your Car, Truck, SUV, Boat, or RV in Four Easy Steps

Step 1: Contact Goodwill about your Vehicle Donation

You can call us at 937.228.AUTO (2886) or you can donate your vehicle online.


Step 2: Preparing your Vehicle for Donation

Preparing the vehicle title for donation can be somewhat confusing, so we will walk you through it step-by-step. The Goodwill Auto Auction representatives are extremely knowledgeable about auto donation and can answer any questions you many have. Please have your vehicle title handy when you contact us.
Please click here for information on how to properly prepare your title.

Prior to donating your vehicle, you may want to take one last look through the interior and in the trunk to remove personal items and items with your name and address on them. In addition, please remove the license plates prior to donation. Donating your car, truck, boat or RV to Goodwill is a generous gift. We wouldn't want you to accidentally leave anything in your car.

Step 3: We Pick Up Your Vehicle — Free

Whether your car, truck, SUV, or boat runs or not, we will tow it away for you for free.
All units must be free of any debris, trash or bulk items prior to pick-up.  We will not accept your donation on day of tow if these items are still in the vehcile.

In the online donation form, you can provide the address and location of the vehicle.

Step 4: Receive your Tax Deduction

Goodwill will send you a letter after the vehicle is sold, telling you the amount we received for your vehicle. This information can attach a copy of the letter to an income tax return for proof of donation. Under new tax laws effective in 2005, you may claim the actual amount for which the vehicle sells at auction. 

Greater Miami Valley Area
937.228. A U T O
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Greater Lima Area
419.999. A U T O
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7150 N. Dixie Dr.

Dayton, Ohio 45413

Just One Helps!


Jessica, a young woman with vision loss, was able to pursue her career thanks to programs at Goodwill that were funded by donated vehicles from the Goodwill Auto Auction.
See Jessica's Story.

About Goodwill Auto Auction

The Goodwill Auto Auction is owned and operated by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, which is the area's largest private, not-for-profit provider of rehabilitation and workforce development services for people with disabilities and other needs. Find out more about the Goodwill Dayton Auto Auction.



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