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Vehicle Donation

Vehicle Donation

NAMI partners with the Vehicle Donation to Any Charity program (V-DAC), which accepts vehicles on our behalf and there is no cost to you to use this program. Through the donation of your vehicle, you can support our advocacy, education and public awareness initiatives that work to change the way America understands mental illness.

V-DAC’s donation program accepts any kind of vehicle: cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc. No smog certificate is necessary and can solve almost all title issues. V-DAC has contracts with over 3,500 tow companies, auctions and recyclers, nationwide, so pick-up anywhere in the country is available with very few exceptions. If you have a unique item, please call V-DAC’s toll free number, (877) 999-8322, to address any special issues.

Visit our V-DAC page to begin the vehicle donation process. For more information about how the program works, visit or contact V-DAC.

How to Maximize Your Tax Deduction

Vehicle donations made to a charitable nonprofit organization are tax-deductible. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique.  

In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the total deduction claimed on the tax return exceeds $500, Form 8283 "Non-cash Charitable Contributions" must also be completed and attached.

To learn more about what a donors responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the "Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations" found in IRS Publication 4303. 

For questions about vehicle donation, please email Taylor Rhodes or call (703) 516-7970.
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