Donate your unwanted car to the SARAH Foundation. By helping us, you help others! Your vehicle donation helps SARAH’s mission of assisting individuals with intellectual and/or other disabilities. Proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles fund various programs and services that SARAH provides to the over 1,500 adults and children that we serve and the families that rely upon us. For more information or to donate, contact the SARAH Foundation office at 203-453-6531 or email at [email protected]. You can also complete and submit the form below to start the car donation process.

Thank you, your donation will make a difference!

Frequently Asked Question for Car Donations

1. What can I donate?
We accept most vehicle donations.

2. My car/truck is not in working condition, can I still donate it?
Yes, we accept cars in all working conditions. Depending on the age, mechanical status and/or physical appearance, a determination is then made to where the donation will be processed. All cars must have an engine and should be tow-able. Cars that are in excessively poor condition may be declined as the cost of the towing may exceed the value of the donation.

3. What does the SARAH Foundation do with the vehicles?
Depending on the above mentioned factors, the vehicles are either sold at retail, auction or salvage outlets. The proceeds go to support the various programs and services that the SARAH Family of Agencies provides to those with intellectual disabilities.

4. What paperwork is needed to donate?
For cars, only a valid title, signed to the SARAH Foundation is needed for donation.

5. What if I do not have my title?
You will need to get a duplicate title from the DMV. For information and a copy of the application; go to www.CT.gov

6. Are there any expenses that are passed onto the donor for towing, etc?
The SARAH Foundation appreciates all donations that are received, and we incur all charges.

7. What is the process and timing for donating a vehicle?
Donations are processed with a phone call to the SARAH Foundation where a staff member will contact you verifying all of the information. From there a determination is made on how the donation will be processed. Depending on the overall condition, mileage, etc. a licensed dealer will be identified to process the donation. The vehicle information is immediately faxed to them and they will call you directly to arrange a pick-up.

8. How quickly will it be to pick up the car and do I need to be there?
Depending on the number of donations received, the donations are usually picked up within a few days. If there is a need to pick-up quickly (ex: moving, etc) please inform us and we will try to accommodate your needs. We make the donation process as easy on you as possible so you do not need to be there. It is important that you remove the license plate and all personal items and leave the keys and title with the vehicle. Discuss with the dealer where to leave the items. If they arrive and the title and/or keys are not there, they will be unable to take the donation.

9. Is my donation still eligible for a tax deduction under the new law?
Yes, the SARAH Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. However, individual tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional.

10. How much will I receive as a tax deduction for my donation?
Beginning January 1, 2005, the IRS now allows you to claim a tax deduction of:
(a) The fair market value of your vehicle up to $500, or
(b) The amount that we sell it for (If more than $500 and/or we do not put a lot of work in the vehicle before selling it).
For additional information, the IRS provides a Donor’s Guide to Car Donations. The link to IRS Publication 4303 and the new law revision will answer additional questions.

11. Do I get a receipt of my donation?
Yes, we will follow up with a receipt within 30 days of the sale of the item with all of the necessary information needed for filing your taxes.

12. So you have a donation, now what?
Start right away! You can call the office directly at 203.453.6531 or email at [email protected]. We thank you!

Car Donation Form

    Is your home address the same for Donation pick up?

    Do you have the Title?

    Can the vehicle be driven?

    Mechanical Status?

    Exterior Rating?

    Interior Status?