One good way to help charities is by donating your old vehicle. This provides the charity moeny by selling it at an auction and also provides you with a nive tax deduction. When donating a car or other vehicle to a carity you should be aware of a few things. First most places will accept most vehicles and vessels including all cars types, motorcycles, trucks, boats and recreational vehicles. Yoru vehicle does not even need to able to run (you may need to pay for the towing). These donations are tax deductible in accordance with your lcoal laws. Generally you can only deduct the amount that the vehicle or vessel raised for the charity, you generally can not deduct the book value. For more tax information you should consult your tax preparer. In order to donate your vehicle or vessel simply have the title ready and pickup arrangements can be made. An average turn around time is 3 to 5 business days depending on the organization you are dontaing your car to. Many national organizations accept vehicles in the entire US and many local branches of charities will also accept your donation.