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 Donate A Car or Boat

​Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg accepts donations of titled vehicles, i.e., cars, trucks, boats and trailers. Donors receive a tax deduction while helping people in need across our four counties. Once the donated item is sold, proceeds are given to Catholic Charities to use for material assistance. Our organization has a contract arrangement with Adesa Pittsburgh to provide all services necessary to make the donation simple and easy.

For more information or if you are looking to donate property or real esate, please contact Heather Rady at 724-837-1840.

 What You Need To Know

Altered Title: You must have the original title. We can only accept vehicles for donation with an original title signed by the registered owner. No additional writing or information can be on the title. If you are not the original owner and your name appears on the title, you must obtain a title in your name. If you are not the registered owner of the item and are taking a tax deduction for this donation, you should contact your tax advisor on how best to proceed.

Donor's Liability: Your liability for the item extends until it is picked up. Catholic Charities and/or its agents are not responsible for any theft, damage, vandalism, moving or parking violations, registration fees, late charges, impounds, storage charges, liens, etc., prior to the vehicle pickup time.

Registration: The donor is responsible for the registration of the item until it is picked up. If the registration has expired, a vehicle may be ticketed or impounded if parked on a public street. The state may attach the donor's wages, bank account, or other assets to recover the fees.

Pickup: All parties named on the title must be present at pick up to sign paperwork.

IRS Publication 526: Refer to the fair market value of your donated items. Charges are updated annually.

Cars, Boats, and Aircraft: If you contribute a car, boat, or aircraft to a charitable organization, you must determine its fair market value.

Donations over $5,000: For donations over $5,000, the IRS requires an inspection by an independent appraiser. If you intend to declare a value over $5,000 for the donated item, PIAA will arrange for an appraisal at no charge or obligation to you. Before your item is picked up, you will be advised of the assigned tax deductible value.

For more information, use the IRS Guide to Donating a Car.

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Catholic Charities is listed in the Official Catholic Directory and is a non-profit organization, designated as a 501 (c) (3) corporation by the Internal Revenue Service. This ruling is issued annually as a group tax exemption for all organizations listed in the current Official Catholic Directory. All contributions to Catholic Charities are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

The official registration and financial information of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1·800· 732·0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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