Donate your car to PBS North Carolina

What kind of vehicles do you accept as donations?

We accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats, motorcycles and RVs.

You have lost your vehicle title (pink slip). Can I still donate?

If you need help arranging a donation and misplaced the address, please call us at 866-862-8855 and an equity professional will assist you.

What do you do with the vehicles?

Vehicles are sold at a private auction. Proceeds from the sale are then used to support PBS North Carolina’s mission, including helping us produce and acquire high-quality educational and entertainment programming and supporting outreach efforts in communities across the state.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes, donating your car is tax deductible. please note:

  • For low-value car donations, you can claim a fair market value of up to $500.
  • If you donate a car worth more than $500, your deduction will be limited to the final sale price of your car donation.
  • Either way, you’ll get a receipt showing the final sale price of your donated car within thirty days of the sale. For more information, check with the IRS Donors’ Guide to Vehicle Donation.

Will I get a receipt showing how much money my car raised for PBS North Carolina?

Yes, a receipt will be mailed showing how much your donated car brought at the auction. Expect to receive your sales receipt four to eight weeks after you donate your car.

Can I determine the value of my car before donating it to PBS North Carolina?

Many factors contribute to a vehicle’s final selling price, including make, model, and year as well as any mechanical or physical damage. resources like Kelly Blue Book or NADAG Guides It may help you estimate the value of your car. Vehicle donation representatives at PBS North Carolina cannot guarantee the final sale price, which is your charitable contribution to PBS North Carolina.

My car hasn’t worked in years. Can I still donate it?

Your vehicle must have an engine and be towable. Vehicles in poor condition may be rejected because the towing cost may be more than they are worth.

Are all cars given to PBS North Carolina ever sold at auction?

No, sometimes vehicles awarded to PBS North Carolina are not auctioned. In these cases, the vehicles are sold for scrap, and the donors receive a receipt at the current market price for scrap metal.

How will my car be received?

We will arrange a convenient time to tow your vehicle.

How can I schedule a pick-up date?

Please complete and submit the form on this page or call us at 866-862-8855. Thanks for supporting our mission!

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