Cars for Homes

Did you know by donating your vehicle to Habitat you can help build and repair affordable homes while also helping the environment?

Since launching the national vehicle donation program, Cars for Homes, in 2005, Habitat has accepted over 120,000 vehicles for reselling or recycling, raising funds for Habitat to partner with local families to build stability and security that a safe affordable home allows.

Your donation is one more way that you can support our work in the Greater Indy area. When you donate to us, we make it quick and easy. Your donation may also be a tax deduction.

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

“It was hard for me to get rid of my Honda Civic. It has been my trusty friend through some very hard times, including a difficult divorce. It has helped me get my two kids where they needed to be during their busy teen years—and it got me there with them to support them and watch them grow up. It has taken me to visit them when they went away to college and found jobs across the country.

But it made me feel better when I donated my Honda to Habitat for Humanity! I hope it helps others who may be going through hard times and who are watching their kids grow up before their eyes. What better fate could it have?”

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Are you considering donating your car but still have questions unanswered? Here are frequently asked questions that may help!

Why should I donate my car to Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity?

How do I donate my car in Indianapolis, IN?

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.

What paperwork do I need to donate my car in Indiana?

  • Indiana 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.

What types of vehicles can I donate to Habitat for Humanity?

Habitat for Humanity accepts all kinds of vehicles including cars, trucks, SUV’s, RV’s, motorcycles, boats, planes, snowmobiles, farm equipment and more.  If you have any questions, feel free to call our team at 877-277-4344.

Can I donate a vehicle that does not run?

Absolutely! Your vehicle does not need to be running in order to donate it. But it does need to have all tires inflated.

How much of a tax write-off do I get for donating my car?

When your vehicle is sold, that will determine the value. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you may be eligible to deduct the full selling price. If your vehicle sells for $500 or less, you can deduct the “fair market value” of your vehicle, up to $500. We recommend that you talk to your tax advisor to determine your personal tax deduction situation.

“This car helped us move to Indianapolis where I became a homeowner under my name and my name alone. This car has seen me, my daughter, my dogs and cats safely to our new home. This car has seen laughter and tears. And I hope she has more to give to another.”

– Samantha, Greater Indy Cars for Homes Donor