UPDATE: Goodwill Car Donations is currently accepting vehicle donations. Call 866-233-8586 to schedule an unattended FREE pickup. To learn what actions we are taking to ensure you are protected when you donate a vehicle to Goodwill Car Donations, please click here.


Exercise Central | Goodwill Car Donations Photo by weston m under Unsplash License


Have a vehicle you no longer want or that would be hard to sell? Let us take it off your hands! Vehicle donations not only help you get rid of a car you no longer need, but they also help hurting people. Did you know one out of every 4.8 people in Minneapolis lives in poverty? 

While the poverty rate across the state is 10.5%, it’s 20.7% in Minneapolis. This means — in the same city known for Mall of America, University of Minnesota, historic museums, lakes, craft breweries, art galleries and professional sports — more than 20% of people are struggling to survive. One way you can make a big difference in the Twin Cities is by choosing to donate a vehicle to charity

At Goodwill Car Donations, we take donated cars and turn them into vital funding for programs helping disadvantaged citizens in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The process is easy, and you support a worthy cause. When you donate your car, truck, motorcycle or riding lawn mower, your donation goes straight toward making Minnesota a better place. 

The funds generated from your vehicle help transform the lives of people who are struggling with poverty, disabilities and unemployment. We serve Minnesota, including nearby St. Paul.

What Qualifies for Car Donations?

If you’re unsure about whether or not we will accept your type of vehicle, the good news is we probably will! At our organization, we accept many kinds of vehicles as donations, whether or not they’re in working order. To give you an idea of the kinds of vehicles we accept for car donations, here are some examples:

  • Cars
  • Snowmobiles
  • Motorhomes
  • Trucks
  • Vans
  • Minivans
  • SUVs
  • Buses
  • Motorcycles
  • Golf Carts
  • Boats

So, if you own a vehicle, it can probably qualify. If you’re still unsure, feel free to reach out and ask us about your specific vehicle.

How Does the Donation Process Work?

When you want to make a car donation in Minneapolis or St. Paul, the process couldn’t be simpler:

  1. You contact us. Either by phone or online donation form, let us know you’re ready to donate a vehicle. Whether it’s a boat, truck or motorcycle, we’ll need its make, model and year before we can schedule a time to haul it away.
  2. We pick up your vehicle. We come to you and tow away your vehicle at no charge.
  3. We use it to fund local programs. We use your vehicle to generate funds for local programs that help people in Minnesota.
  4. You get a tax receipt. A few days later, we mail you a tax receipt and that’s it! Don’t forget to cancel your vehicle’s insurance and registration.

A Red Car Parked on a Lot | Goodwill Car Donations Photo by Erik Mclean under Pexels License

Who Exactly Benefits from Your Donation?

When you make a car donation, you help people right here in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Individuals who are having a hard time finding work, struggling to support themselves and/or lacking the skills they need to enter the workforce can greatly benefit from community programs we support. Your donation helps provide them with vital job training in order to put more productive, capable individuals into the community’s workforce, ensuring that Minneapolis will continue to thrive.

Are you ready to learn more about making a donation? Interested in partnering with us to make a difference in the Twin Cities? Contact us today!

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