When you donate a car to Equip Skills Center, you’re not just giving your car a second life, you’re giving our kids a second chance.
Let’s face it, we grow attached to our cars. Which makes disposing of them a bit more difficult than we imagined it ever might be. Equip Auto Sales gives your car new life in multiple ways. We give it the care it needs to be an affordable used car option for another owner, and the proceeds from the sale give life to kids’ stories.
Proceeds of your generously donated vehicle directly benefit Central Ohio Youth for Christ’s (dba Equip Skills Center) automotive training program for underserved youth. So you’re not just donating a car, you’re giving a learning opportunity to a student and an affordable car to someone who needs a new source of transportation.
We never consider your donation used. We consider it useful.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is my car worth donating?
Sometimes cars seem beyond repair or lacking any reasonable value. Owners often wonder if we would want cars like this. We do. Even significantly damaged, inoperable, or aged cars have scrap value that make them worth something to us.
What will my deduction be worth?
Cars worth $500 and under: May be deducted for the amount of your declared value up to $500.
Cars worth $501 and over: We resell “as is” = actual resale amount. We will send you a receipt letter when the car sells which will let you know the amount of the sale for deduction.
Cars we repair before resale: If significant improvements are made, once a determination has been made to do so, you will recieve a tax receipt letter informing you of the selling price and explaining how you can claim an income tax deduction for your charitable donation.
What if I can't find my title?
You can get a duplicate title for your car at the title office. Alternatively, you may contact us and we’d be happy to arrange for a duplicate title.
How do I get my car to you?
For your convenience, we can come to you and pick it up. We will provide free towing for your car if necessary.
Call us at 614-237-7300 to set up a pick up time or fill out the donation form below and we’ll call you.
In some cases, donors prefer to drop a car off rather than have someone come to their home. We can arrange to receive your donation at Equip Auto Sales: 620 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus OH, 43214
How is Equip Auto Sales' car donation program different from other car donation programs?
Equip Auto Sales utilizes its donated cars as “learning labs” for students to work on under the direction of professional mechanics at the Equip Skills Center. After cars have been repaired, they are sold – generating income to support the training programs at both Equip Skills Center locations (Franklinton and North Columbus).
Will every donated car be repaired?
No, some cars are not worth fixing and/or are deemed unsafe to resell. In those instances the vehicles are stripped for parts and then recycled for scrap. This is still a valuable contribution to the program.
Call us at 614-237-7300 to set up a pick up time, or fill out the donation form below and we’ll call you.
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