Support XPN: Donate Your Car

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Turn those Pings into Music To Your Ears

Turn those pings, clunks and chugs into music to your ears when you donate your car to support XPN! If you are considering a new car purchase or are just ready to get rid of that old clunker, we have a great way to take away the hassle of trading it in or selling it yourself.

Click here and complete the online vehicle donation form now!

We Make It Easy for You

  • Call toll-free 1-866-XPN-CAR1. That's 1-866-976-2271.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of donating my car to XPN?

XPN benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.

You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.

Does my car have to be running to donate it?

No, the car must have an engine and be towable. Cars that are in poor condition may be declined, as the cost to tow them may be more than the value of the vehicle.

Do you only accept cars for donation?

Many types of motor vehicles are accepted including boats, motorcycles, trucks, and cars. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program toll free at 1-866-XPN-CAR1.

How quickly will my vehicle be picked up?

We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days. Call our representatives at 1-866-XPN-CAR1.


Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?

No. Special arrangements can be made by calling our representative.

What paperwork do I need?

The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title (referred to as a "pink slip" in California only).

Have your title with you when you call-in your donation.
[Please note: a clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien].

Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?

For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.

What if I receive legal notices?

In the rare event that you receive any notification of a lien sale, DMV actions or other activity related to your donated vehicle, please contact us at 1-866-XPN-CAR1 immediately for assistance.

Some Tax Questions

Is my contribution still deductible under the new tax laws?

Donors are no longer responsible for determining the deductible value of their donation. Instead, they will receive IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes if the proceeds from the sale exceed $500, stating the amount of the gross proceeds from the sale of the donated vehicle. The amount listed on IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes will be the gross proceeds of the deductible donation.

Do I get a receipt for my donation which shows how much money my car raised for WXPN ?

Yes, you will be mailed a receipt that shows the amount your donated vehicle brought in at auction. You should expect to have your receipt of sale about eight weeks after you donate your vehicle. In addition, when your vehicle is picked up by the WXPN vehicle donation representative, you will be given a confirmation that shows the date of donation, the details of your vehicle, and WXPN contact information, should you have any questions before you receive your receipt of sale.

What can I claim as a deduction?

According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.

An IRS Form 1098-C, "Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes" will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds received from your car, provided your vehicle sold for more than $500 and you have submitted your social security number. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution.

Can I value my vehicle before I donate it to WXPN?

Many factors can contribute to the final selling price of any vehicle, including the make, model and year of your car, along with any mechanical or physical damage to the vehicle that could affect its value. WXPN recommends Kelly Blue Book at or Nada as resources that may help you to estimate the value of your vehicle. WXPN's vehicle donation representatives cannot guarantee the final selling price, which is your charitable contribution to WXPN.

Call Us Toll-Free Today

Call Toll-Free 1-866-XPN-CAR1 or email at your convenience and speak to an XPN Vehicle Donation Representative today.

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