A guide to car donation

Posted on 19 December 2016 by CarTakeBack

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CarTakeBack set up Charity Car in 2011 as a way for people to donate the value of their old car to charity. Alongside Charity Car's Official Partners, you can now donate your old car to any UK registered charity.

It's so easy to donate the value of your car to the cause you feel most passionate about. If the charity isn't already an Official Partner, the only additional piece of information Charity Car needs is the charity's name and registration number.

Simply follow these steps:

Step 1:

Choose a charity! Check that the charity you want to donate your car to, isn't already one of Charity Car's Official Partners, they're listed in six clear categories:

Step 2:

If your chosen cause isn't listed, find out the charity's registration number. For charities based in:

On each of these sites there is a search box where you can enter the charity's name and the registration number will appear, or you will be given a choice of similarly named causes that you can select from.

Step 3:

Now you're ready to donate your car! Choose a charity from the list of categories, or if they're not listed, donate to the charity of your choice. You will be asked for some basic information on you and your car along with the charity's name and registration number if they aren't an Official Partner. You can choose to have your car collected for free or drop it off at your local recycling centre.

Your car could generate a smaller donation by being recycled, or a few hundred pounds if it's sold at auction. Whatever the value, that old car will help your chosen cause. Whether it's helping to protect a rainforest community, or funding a piece of medical equipment for a poorly child in the UK, your car donation will do something good.

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