Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best charity to donate a vehicle?
KNKX Public Radio is the source of jazz, blues, and quality news that has served the Pacific Northwest since 1966. Your car donation will support the music and news programming that serves the Western Washington community.
Why should I donate my car to KNKX?
There are many car donation programs on the internet making heartfelt appeals for vehicles, but only a small number of these programs actually make a difference to the charity. KNKX offers complete transparency on where your car donation is going, who it’s helping, and how it’s going to get there.
What types of vehicles does KNKX accept?
We gratefully accept almost all car donations. We also accept donated trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers and recreational vehicles. Boats and planes may require a call to see if they meet minimum criteria. You can donate your car online or by calling us at 1-877-215-0227.
How much of the money from the sale of my vehicle is returned to KNKX?
Donating a car or other vehicle to charity can be a confusing decision. Many charity car donation programs promise to help the charities but are run by third-party processors that return very little to the charity. Our partners at Car Donation Wizard return 75-80% of the gross selling price for car donations back to KNKX, the highest of any vehicle donation program! View our car donation tips for more info on how to maximize your charitable vehicle donation.
What documentation will be provided for my tax return?
Within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle, you will receive an email with a receipt that includes:
- The gross selling price of your car, if sold for greater than $500. If your car sells for $500 or less, you can deduct $500 or your car's fair market value, whichever is less.
- Vehicle year, make, model, and VIN.
- A statement that the vehicle was sold at arms-length between two unrelated parties.
- A statement that no good or services were received in return for your donation.
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How to Donate Your Car to KNKX
1. Answer Vehicle Questions
Fill out the donation form to provide KNKX with information about your vehicle donation, including the year, make, model, VIN, and condition.
2. Schedule Free Pick Up
Provide us with information about yourself and where the vehicle will be picked up. A towing agent will contact you within 24-48 hours to schedule a pick up time most convenient for you.
3. Track Your Car Donation
After you submit your vehicle donation, you will receive a confirmation email with access to your Donor Console. From your Donor Console, you can track your car donation in real-time, submit documents, and get title and tax information. Once your car is sold, you’ll receive a confirmation email that includes a tax deductible receipt.