Want to donate? Reach out:

Colton Saunders, Donations Specialist | 614.519.1436 | csaunders@coyfc.org

How Can You Donate a Car to HireLevel Auto?

Three Easy Steps:

  1. Tell Us About Your Car.
    You can fill out the online from (below) or call us at 614-519-1436.
  2. We’ll Call You to Set Up a Free Pickup.
  3. We Tow Your Car…and You Help Teens Learn Invaluable Job Skills.

Frequently asked questions

1. Is my car worth donating?

Sometimes cars seem beyond any reasonable value and owners wonder if we would want them. In reality, even significantly wrecked, broken, or aged cars have scrap value that make them worth donating.

2. What will my deduction be worth?

Cars which are worth $500 and under: May be deducted for the amount of your declared value up to $500.

Cars worth $501 and over: Cars we resell “as is” = actual resale amount. We will send you a receipt letter when the car sells which will let you know the amount of the sale for deduction.

Cars we repair before resale: If significant improvements are made, once a determination has been made to do so, you will recieve a tax receipt letter informing you of the selling price and explaining how you can claim an income tax deduction for your charitable donation.

Note that for cars in this category:

If significant improvements are made, once a determination has been made to do so, you will recieve a tax receipt letter informing you of the selling price and explaining how you can claim an income tax deduction for your charitable donation.

3. What if I can't find my title?

You can get a duplicate title for the vehicle at the title office. Follow this link for locations of a BMV in Franklin county.

4. How do I get my car to you?

For your convenience, we can come to you and pick it up. We will provide free towing for your vehilce if necessary.

Call us at 614-519-1436 to set up a pick up time or we can call you when you contact us through the form below.

In some cases, donors prefer to drop a car off than have someone come to their home. In that case we will arrange to receive your donation from you at our HireLevel Auto Car Lot at 2915 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio.

5. How is HireLevel Auto program different from other car donation programs?

YFC’s HireLevel Auto actually uses donated cars as a “learning lab” for students to learn job skills. After cars have been repaired, they are sold with a retail used car price. On average cars that are repaired and sold this way sell for 1-2 times more than they would have brought at an auction. These two practices multiply the value of each donation in both dollars generated and services provided to kids from each car donated. For a donor, this represents a greater return on the donation rather than a program that just resells donated cars at auction.

6. Will every car be repaired by the kids?

No, some cars are not economically worth fixing and/or unsafe to resell. In those instances the vehicles are “cannibalized” for parts and then recycled for scrap. This is still a valuable contribution to us and maximizes each contribution for the overall program.

Call us at 614-519-1436 to set up a pick up time or we can call you when you contact us through the form below.

In some cases, donors prefer to drop a car off than have someone come to their home. In that case we will arrange to receive your donation from you at our HireLevel Auto Car Lot at 2915 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio.

Form to donate car

Visit the Car Lot