Cars in Hawaii are valuable assets as the typical cost to bring a car into the islands is expensive. Each island is its own location with a significant cost for transporting a vehicle from one to another. You can help other Hawaiians by choosing to donate your car directly to a local non-profit. One way to maximize your charitable contribution is to choose a non-profit organization that takes vehicles directly or one that works through a reputable car donation program that has resources directly in the islands. This will ensure most of the leftover proceeds after the sale of the vehicle will go straight to the charity.
The best car donation programs negotiate higher prices for the sale of the vehicle. They also negotiate better terms with the companies that pick up the vehicle to reduce operational expenses resulting in more proceeds for the charity.
Car donation programs vary. The programs that are better usually pass along 75% to 80% of the net vehicle proceeds after a sale. They also reduce disposal costs which will result in more money for the charity.
Car donation programs vary. Some offer a better service than others. There are operational costs associated with picking up vehicles and selling or disposing them. Operating a cost efficient car program requires understanding the car auction process, knowing and executing the correct DMV paperwork, and understanding vehicle valuations. Having a network of local resources on the island and a commitment to customer service helps ensure that the highest amount of money will then be passed along to the charity.
Listed here are a few local 501c3 organizations in Hawaii for you to choose that need money to carry on the good work that they do. Knowing that you will be helping Hawaiians locally and adding strength to the community will go a long way in the satisfaction and goodwill you'll feel after making such a kind gift.
1314 South King Street, #1555
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
888-593-1515 Ext 1
Big Island 808-930-8890
810 N. Vineyard Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817-3590
2700 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 226
Honolulu, HI 96813
1 The best vehicle donation programs will only deal with registered 510c3 nonprofits.
2 Their services should include free and friendly vehicle pick-up within two to three days.
3 They will ensure that you receive the highest possible tax deduction for your donated vehicle or car.