Donate a Car

Donate a car in Portland, Oregon to Cars for Homes and help support Habitat for Humanity. Vehicle donations are quick and easy, and your donation may be a tax deduction.

Donate your vehicle to Cars for Homes, Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s car donation program, to support local families.

Your car donation is one more way that you can support our work in Portland and Gresham. When you donate to Habitat for Humanity the process is quick and easy.  Your donation may also be tax deductible.

We accept cars, trucks, RV’s, vans, SUV’s, boats and motorcycles whether they are running or not. Towing is free!

Why should I donate my car?

  • All net proceeds from your vehicle donation will build stability, self-reliance and security for families right here, in Portland.
  • Your vehicle donation may qualify for a tax deduction.
  • It’s fast and easy. Learn more about how vehicle donations work.

How do I donate my car in Portland?

  • You can donate your car in 3 easy steps:
  1. Start your donation online by navigating to our donation wizard, or call our hotline: 1-877-277-4344
  2. Our team will ask about your vehicle, including the make, model, vehicle identification number (VIN) and current mileage.
  3. When your vehicle is accepted, schedule a day and time for us to pick it up.

Start your car donation to Habitat for Humanity today online, or call (877) 277-4344!

What paperwork do I need to donate my car?

  • Oregon State will require a Certificate of Title in order to donate your car.
  • To complete your car donation, transfer your title by entering the name of the agency that processes our car donations, ADVANCED REMARKETING SERVICES in the buyer/purchaser field. Then, print and sign your name in the seller/owner field exactly as it appears at the top of the title.

Frequently Asked Questions

What documents do I need to donate a car?

Most states require a clear title to the vehicle, and some states also require a notarized signature or additional forms to complete a vehicle donation. If you cannot locate or have lost the certificate of title, we can help you obtain the proper documentation and forms.

What if the vehicle is not registered in my name?

The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name. The name on the title may often differ from the name on the registration documents. Call Cars for Homes at 877-277-4344 for more information.

How do I determine the fair market value of my car?

How do I know my vehicle is in good hands once it’s been picked up?

Habitat for Humanity uses a licensed and insured national transportation network and complies with all federal and state regulations. By signing the title directly to Advanced Remarketing Services, you are legally transferring ownership of your vehicle to Habitat for Humanity. When your title is received and your vehicle is picked up, you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.

How much of the money generated by the sale of my car donation goes to Habitat for Humanity?

On a monthly basis, Advanced Remarketing Services returns over 80% of the gross revenue generated from vehicle sales to Cars for Homes. This percentage is more than any other vehicle processing entity.

What happens to junk vehicles donated through Cars for Homes?

They’re typically hauled to auto salvage yards where all reusable car parts, batteries, tires and fluids are removed. Cars that can be recycled are crushed, shredded and recycled into steel.

How does car recycling benefit the environment?

A huge amount of steel is kept out of landfills – enough to build nearly 45,000 steel-framed homes every year. The energy saved each year is enough to power about 18 million households.

How does Habitat for Humanity benefit from recycled cars?

Recycled cars are sold to direct buyers and hulk haulers who prepare them for processing into recycled steel. Habitat is paid for these cars, although the revenue is less for a recycled car than a car that is purchased at an auction by a car dealer for resale.