Car Donations

6 Reasons to Donate Your Vehicle to St. Vincent de Paul, Fort Wayne

  1. 100 percent of the proceeds of your donation helps local people in need
  2. You receive the maximum tax deduction allowed under IRS regulations
  3. Hassle-free donation process
  4. Free pickup of your old vehicle if needed.
  5. You’ll have the comfort of knowing the vehicle was checked out by professionals to make necessary repairs and ensure vehicle safety.
  6. You don’t have to deal with the sometimes messy process of selling your used vehicle.

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Why Giving to SVDP is Unique

Q. Given so many similar programs available, why should I donate to the SVDP National Vehicle Donation Program?

A. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Fort Wayne directly serves the poor and those in need in your own community. The proceeds from your vehicle donation will provide essential needs such as food, shelter and housing, elderly care, medicines and much more. Society volunteers strive to seek out and help those in need in countless communities throughout the United States. No work of charity is foreign to the Society.

Q. Where is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul located?

A. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is currently operating in 142 countries on six continents, with a membership of more than 690,000. There are over 146,000 members in the U.S.—based in more than 4,600 communities, just like yours

Q. Can I donate a vehicle that does not run?

A. Yes, non-running vehicles can also assist those in need. 

Q. What can I claim as a deduction?

A. Please see your tax advisor regarding your personal situation. Generally, you can deduct the value of your vehicle if you itemize deductions when filing your taxes. 

Q. Are vehicles utilized by families in need?

A. Depending on the need, we turn your vehicle into program and services dollars- or if it is desired by a local SVDP, your donation may provide transportation to someone allowing them the dignity of keeping a job to support their family.

Call us about the Car Donation Program:

For more information on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Fort Wayne Vehicle Donation Program, please contact the program coordinator at 260-456-3561