Below you will find a list of organization where you can donate your car or automobile in Rhode Island to charitable organizations. Donating your car in Rhode Island helps these organizations to achive the funding necessary to do the charitable work they do in Rhode Island. Depending on the condition of the vehicles the cars are sold or dismanteled for parts and the proceeds helps this organization raise the money in order to to o all the good they do for the communities in Rhode Island.
- Autism Speaks
- Blazesports America, Inc
- Breast Cancer Fund
- Cars for Jobs
- Diabetic Youth Foundation
- Doctors without Borders
- Glaucoma Research Foundation
- Mercy For Animals
- National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
- National Kidney Foundation
- National Marine Life Center
- Operation Enduring Freedom Family Fund
- Surf Aid International
- The Marine Mammal Center
- VIDA - Volunteers for Inter American Development Assistance
- Youth Radio
When you donate your car in Rhode Island the donation is tax deductible, however the value is determined based on IRS rules and also the donation facility or oganizaiton you choose. Some organization give you the market value based on sources like Kelly Blue Book others when they sell or monetize the vehicle will send you the donation amount.
In order to donate your car in Rhode Island you need to have registration documents to sign over when you surrender the vehicle to the organization you are donating. If you don't have a copy of the registration and you are the owner you can get a copy from Rhode Island DMV for a small fee. When the donation is made and you surrender the car you must sign over the pink slip or the registration form and this should end your liability on the vehicle. In Rhode Island you usually hold on to your license plates and return them to DMV in Rhode Island. Exception to the registration rule in Rhode Island are boats and snowmobiles also cars older than 1975. Don't forget to fill in the odometer reading when you sign the Rhode Island registration form, this assures that if anything happens because of the car sucha s an accident you have proof that you were no longer the owner or driver of the vehicle.
American Red Cross
105 Gano St, Providence, RI 02906
March of Dimes
220 W Exchange Suite 3, Providence, RI 02903
1515 Elmwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02910
Habitat for Humanity
389 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886
386 Broad St, Providence, RI 02907
Make A Wish Foundation
1 State Suite 100, Providence, RI 02908
Tips for Donating Your Car or Vehicle
Find a worthy charity, do your homework specially if the charity you usually donate to does not take cars.
Make sure the charity you have chosen in Rhode Island is IRS approved so your deduction is tax-deductible. You can find out more information at the IRS site or by readin publication 78 provided by IRS on this subject. You can download a copy of this publication on IRS site by searchig for it.
Once you have selected a charity see if you can drop your car off yourself, your good deed goes a long way since the charity has to pay fees to third parties to pickup the car.
In order to protect yourself from any liabilities or future parking tickets in Rhode Island, transfer the title to the charity and inform the local Rhode Island DMV of the transfer.
Make sure you have proper documentation of your donation if the car value or the value of your donation exceeds $500 then you will need to document it by filling IRS tax form 8283 and for amounts over $5,000 you will need to get an appraisal for the value of your donation. Most usually you can find the value of your car by checking the Kelley Blue Book, the values of car might be slightly different in Rhode Island but in general it is based on age and mileage and condition of the car. And for cars that are worth more than $500 IRS might require a proof from the charity to show how much they got for the car. So be sure to ask for these documents when you make your donation.