Why Choose to Donate Your Car to Goodwill?

When you donate your vehicle to Goodwill, we sell it at auction to earn revenue for our employment services for job seekers who have disabilities or other challenges finding and maintaining employment. Each year, we work with hundreds of partnering employers to place Kentuckians into thousands of jobs statewide. We offer resume workshops, job fairs, career coaching, expungement clinics, digital literacy courses and more. When you donate your vehicle to Goodwill, you can feel good knowing you helped support our mission to provide a hand up to those who need it most.

Aside from helping your neighbors in need, we make the donation process quick and easy … and you can earn a tax deduction!

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How Goodwill Car Donation Works in Louisville & Lexington

Our car donation center in Louisville is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist you with all your auto donation needs. For your convenience, we provide a free tow from most locations in Kentucky, except for Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties. So, you never have to worry about finding the time or resources necessary to drive the vehicle to our car donation center.

Auto Donation Specialists Help You Get Maximum Tax Deduction

Because we believe no good deed deserves to go unrewarded, our auto donation specialists want to help you get the maximum possible tax deduction.

When claiming your tax deduction, it will be based on the auction price. If the vehicle sells for less than $500 the donor can still claim $500 which is the standard amount based on IRS guidelines. Our auto donation specialists will mail to you a 1098-C Letter, including your name, vehicle identification number, date of your donation, sold amount and date sold within 60 days of your donation date.

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How to Donate a Car to Goodwill in Louisville or Lexington

If you’ve decided to donate a car to Goodwill in Louisville or Lexington, we’re grateful for your trust and generous gift. All you have to do is complete the form below to begin our simple auto donation process. Do you have questions or need accommodations? Contact us to find out how you can make a meaningful difference in a fellow Kentuckian’s life today with your Goodwill car donation. It’s easy to start the car donation process online, or you can complete your donation via mail by following these steps:

  • Please complete the attached Donation Intake Form in its entirety.
  • Complete the attached Limited Power of Attorney Form in its entirety.
  • Take the completed Limited Power of Attorney Form to a Notary Public to be notarized.
  • Make a copy of all documents for your records (if you wish).
  • Mail the Donation Intake Form, Limited Power of Attorney Form, your vehicle’s title (see sample title here) and your vehicle’s registration to:

Goodwill Auto Auction & Vehicle Donation

ATTN: Donation Specialist
6201 Preston Highway, Suite C
Louisville, KY 40219

NOTE: The donor or notary does NOT need to sign the vehicle’s title, as long as the Limited Power of Attorney Form has been signed and notarized. If you have any questions while completing your auto donation, please feel free to email auto-donation@goodwillky.org or call us toll-free. Our car donation specialists will call or email you to confirm receipt of your paperwork and to explain the next steps in the process. Again, thank you for your generous car donation in Louisville or Lexington!

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