We use your vehicles to provide fantastic local journalism and public radio!
The KPCC/LAist vehicle donation programme is a fantastic opportunity to get rid of your old car, truck, or boat while also supporting high-quality programming and deducting it from your taxes. How to Donate A Car in California Public Radio.
This is how it goes: Simply fill out the form below, hit “submit,” or give us a call at (877) 572-2227 to schedule a convenient pickup time. We will come pick up your car, provide you with a receipt, and allow you to claim the gross sales amount as an itemised deduction on your tax return.
You must transfer the car’s title in order to complete your California car donation. First, fill out the buyer/purchaser section with the name of our authorised agent, ADVANCED REMARKETING SERVICES. Next, PRINT and SIGN your name EXACTLY as it appears at the top of the title in the seller/owner area.
You must complete a Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form (REG 262) if your vehicle lacks a title. Due to the fact that the REG 262 form is printed on security paper, which is only available at the California DMV, this will necessitate a trip to the California RMV. Additionally, within five days of the transfer, you must submit the Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability form (REG 138).
How to Donate an Automobile Station for Public Radio
First, select your station and enter your information.
By phoning us at (877) 215-0227 or selecting the public radio station you want to support, you can complete the donation form online. We will inquire about the VIN, year, make, model, mileage, and general condition of your car, among other things.
Step 2 Schedule a Free Car Pickup
Please introduce yourself and the location where your automobile will picked up. Within two to three business days, a local towing agent will get in touch with you to arrange a pick-up time that’s convenient for you.
Is my automobile or truck eligible for donation if it isn’t running?
No, it needs to be a towable vehicle with an engine. To find out if your car qualifies, contact our customer service agent.
What documents do I require?
Just put your signature on the title! (Note that a clean title denotes ownership in the donor’s name free of liens.)
What if I misplaced the pink slip, the title?
You will need to obtain a duplicate title, then contact us once you have it.
Is a donation receipt provided for me?
This tax receipt is not your final one. The tow receipt will include your name, the year, make, and model of the car you are giving, as well as its condition.
This will serve as your charitable donation receipt.
On their itemised tax return, donors are permitted to deduct the price for which the car sold. When the vehicle sells, you’ll receive a tax receipt with this sum.
What if my vehicle is worth more than $500?
The amount of the total revenues from the sale of your vehicle will be the value you may be able to recover.
What are you going to do with the cars?
Southern California Public Radio is supported with the money from the sale. Donations of vehicles provide funds to assist SCPR in acquiring and producing high-quality news, educational, and entertainment programmes as well as supporting our community outreach initiatives.
The California Public Radio station of your choosing will receive funding through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Programme. Listeners in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties can access instructional and informative programming on KCLU – 88.3 FM. Your KCLU car donation will support some of your favourite shows, including NPR’s Morning Edition, To the Best of Our Knowledge, and Snap Judgement.
Mendocino County’s main source of news, information, and culture is KZYX – 90.7 FM. The community and its listeners provide financial support for the radio. A Place to Call Home, The California Report, and Humble Pie are just a few of the programmes that would benefit from a car contribution to KZYX.
Donating a car to an NPR station is a quick and simple method to get rid of an unwanted car while simultaneously supporting public radio. Additionally, if you itemise your tax return, a vehicle donation entitles you to a substantial tax deduction. Your car contribution will be collected up at your convenience, free of charge. The car will be auctioned off, with the money raised going to your preferred public radio station. It’s just a phone call or form submission away and couldn’t be simpler. Donate a car to an NPR station right now by dialling or clicking!
The First Vehicle Donation Programme in Public Media
CARS is the nation’s oldest programme for donating vehicles to public media. Since 2003, CARS has helped more than 500 public media outlets raise money by accepting donated vehicles. The great donor support we offer throughout the whole donation procedure is a hallmark of our donor-focused programme. We are able to discover the ideal buyer for every donation because to our dynamic network of sale outlets, maximising the tax benefit and support for the NPR station. Every year, we help hundreds of thousands of NPR auto donors, and we’d be pleased to help you donate your car to your preferred station as well.