Put Your Old Car to Good Use ­– Donate It To Goodwill!

Are you still hanging onto an older car that’s no longer roadworthy? If so, you may be wondering what to do with it. You could try to sell it yourself using newspaper classifieds or on a website. However, by the time you create a listing, take photos, advertise the car, and communicate back and forth with potential buyers, you’ve probably put in more hours and effort than it’s worth to sell your car in the first place!

Luckily, there’s a third method that’s easier: donate your car to Goodwill! When you donate a car to Ohio Valley Goodwill, you’re not just getting rid of an old vehicle; you’re making a difference in your community. Here’s how it works:

Outside shot of Ohio Valley Goodwill store

Ohio Valley Goodwill store


Step #1: Fill out a donation form or call us to tell us a little about your vehicle. Ohio Valley Goodwill accepts donations of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, motor homes, campers, riding lawn mowers, jet skis, boats, and more! If it has an engine, we’ll gladly take it off your hands!

Step #2: Is your vehicle drivable? If so, simply drive it to one of our convenient donation drop sites located in and around Greater Cincinnati. We’re proud to partner with Superior Automotive Group, Mike Albert Direct, to provide automotive-only designated drop sites in six city-wide locations.

However, if your car doesn’t run, don’t worry! Ohio Valley Goodwill can arrange to have your vehicle towed free of charge! We’re all about making the car donation process as fast and easy as possible for you.

Step #3: To donate your vehicle, you’ll need to provide a signed, clean title, the keys to the vehicle, and sign a donation receipt. That’s it – Goodwill will handle the rest!

Step #4: Next, your vehicle will be auctioned at our public auto auction, held every Saturday at Ohio Valley Goodwill. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards supporting Goodwill’s mission to provide programs and services for individuals with disabilities and veterans. When you donate your vehicle to Goodwill, you can be confident that it will be put to good use helping others in your community!

Step #5: Once your vehicle is sold, you’ll be sent all the documentation you need for tax purposes.

silver toyota corolla at ohio valley goodwill

Goodwill Auto Auction car

There you have it: the quick, easy, and free way to get rid of your unneeded vehicle! Avoid the hassles of selling your car on your own and donate it to Ohio Valley Goodwill instead. You will be glad you did!

To learn more about donating a car to Goodwill, please contact us today. We’re more than happy to speak with you and answer your questions!