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 receive 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 RECEIVE 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. Alternatively you may contact us and we can arrange for a duplicate title.
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 614-237-7300 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 instead of having someone come to their home. In that case we will arrange to receive your donation from you at our HireLevel Auto Car Lot at 620 Oakland Park Ave, Col OH 43214
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 having parts vehicles maximizes each contribution for the overall program. Additionally, working on vehicles with students can be very time consuming. In order to minimize the amount of time a vehicle sits, and keep up with incoming donations, we have 2 mechanics on staff to work on repairable vehicles.