Donate Your Vehicle to HPPR
Looking for a trouble-free way to get rid of a vehicle you no longer need? Why not consider donating it to High Plains Public Radio? It's a great way to support your favorite radio station and eliminate the hassle of cleaning, advertising and selling it yourself. High Plains Public Radio accepts donations of most vehicles.
You can donate your vehicle very simply by calling 1-800-678-7444 during business hours or emailing Valarie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest. He can answer all of your questions about the program and begin processing your donation. If you want to get started right now, you can also click here for an on-line donation form from our car donation partner, CARS.
For your convenience, answers to the most frequently asked questions about vehicle donation are provided below.
What can I donate?
You can donate most vehicles to High Plains Public Radio, including cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Your vehicle will be either sold at auction or sent to an auto recycler and a large majority of the proceeds of the sale will go to High Plains Radio. Currently, High Plains Public Radio's Car Donation program accepts donations across most of our listening area. Call us for details.
What do I need to donate my car?
The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.
Will you pick up my car?
Yes, a tow company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title. You will be instructed on how to sign the title. The driver may have you sign some paperwork authorizing the tow. The driver will leave you a tow receipt showing that he/she collected the vehicle on behalf of High Plains Public Radio via Vehicles for Charity.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. High Plains Public Radio is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations to HPPR qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.
How is the value of my car determined?
The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, we will need to get additional information from you so that we can send you the IRS form 1098C. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.