Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

4 Great Reasons to Donate Your Car This Winter

Do you have an unwanted car that’s taking up space? You might be wondering what to do with it, especially as we’re entering the cold winter months. After all, it’s no fun to plow or shovel snow around a car that’s just sitting in your driveway. Thankfully, there is a solution: Donate your car to Goodwill!

Here are some great reasons to donate your car to Ohio Valley Goodwill this winter:

Minivan at Goodwill Auto Auction

Minivan at Goodwill Auto Auction

Upgrade your vehicle before the snow arrives

If your current car isn’t well-suited for snowy and icy roads, it could be time to replace it with something that’s more reliable. Donate your car to Goodwill and free up extra space in your garage for a new-to-you vehicle!

Jim Brinkman (2019 Sponsor), Roger Johnson and wife, Dale Donovan and son, Dane

Goodwill Auto Auction

Make someone’s holiday

When you donate a vehicle to Ohio Valley Goodwill, it will be resold in our in-house auto auction right here in Cincinnati. Someone in your community might be looking for the exact vehicle that you don’t want anymore! By donating your car, you’re giving it a new life with a new owner.

Create jobs in your community

Donating your car to Goodwill will also further our mission to change lives through the power of work! That’s because the proceeds from our auto auction are used to help fund life-changing job training and employment services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. When you choose to donate a car to Goodwill, you can be confident that the money raised will stay in your community and help people find and obtain meaningful employment.

Get a break on your taxes

Donate your car to Goodwill before January 1st, and you could be eligible for a tax benefit! That’s because donating a car to Ohio Valley Goodwill has a big impact on communities in Cincinnati, the kind of positive impact that the IRS wants to encourage. When you donate a vehicle to Goodwill, even a boat or motorcycle, you may be able to claim it on your itemized taxes. To find out more, see the guidelines from the IRS for charitable contributions at irs.gov or by calling 1-800-829-1040.

Goodwill Logo: We Put People to Work!

Goodwill Logo: We Put People to Work!

As you can see, there are many reasons to donate your car to Goodwill, and winter is a perfect time to donate before the end of the year! If you’re ready to get rid of an unwanted vehicle this winter, Ohio Valley Goodwill makes it easy to donate a car in Cincinnati. You can drop off your vehicle at one of our convenient drop sites or even arrange to have it towed for FREE!


Contact us today to donate your car and make a difference in your community this winter. Thank you for choosing Ohio Valley Goodwill!