How to donate your car and impact your community

What to expect during your Dayton car donation to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

Deciding to make a difference in Dayton by donating your car, truck or RV to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio is one of the easiest ways to support the most vulnerable members of your community. You've resolved to donate, but now you're wondering what's next.

Time is a valuable resource that is in short supply for many of us. Though most people want to help their community, it often feels impossible to carve out the time necessary to make an impact. Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio makes it simple to donate your vehicle and support on-going programs like youth education, food pantries, veteran housing and more.

To make the process as simple as possible, here's a step-by-step guide to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio's car donation program.

How it works

All auction proceeds benefit our social service programs, which means you're able to help a diverse group of people in a few easy steps. Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio works to make the donation process as simple as possible by taking care of the details for you. We offer convenient ways to donate, and same-day towing (among other benefits).

First, let's start with the basics:

●We'll take anything with a motor. Including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and RVs, whether they run or not.

●Find the most convenient way to donate for you. Donating your vehicle can be as simple as filling out our online form. Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio also takes donations by phone by calling 800-862-6030 before 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and before 11 a.m. on Saturday. You can even donate your vehicle by mail by sending your clear title to 5640 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43228.

●Save yourself the hassle. Donating your vehicle is much easier than selling your car, truck, boat or RV. And if you need a tow, we offer free same-day towing.

Why it makes sense

Donating your vehicle doesn't just support veterans, the homeless, and single mothers in your community, it's a smart financial decision too. By donating your vehicle, you could receive a greater value for it as a charitable contribution on your tax return than you would by selling it on the market.

Donating your vehicle also let's you skip the stressful process of selling a used vehicle. By donating to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, you have the opportunity to help a wide variety of people in your community. Your donation creates a ripple effect of positive change throughout Dayton and greater Ohio. Not only does it provide a family with the means to gain better employment and break the cycle of poverty, the proceeds from your vehicle also support invaluable social programs.

If donating a vehicle isn't an option, there are many other ways to support the social programs Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio offers. Proceeds from your donated clothing or unused household items like pots and pans also directly fund Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio's social service programs. You can also donate your time by volunteering at a Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio food pantry or family shelter.