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Frequently Asked Questions about vehicle donation

  • Q. Where can I drop off the vehicle that I am donating?
    A.
    You can bring your vehicle to any one of our drop-off locations. If you wish to come to our main location to meet with a staff member, no appointment is necessary. Staff are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 3915 Golden Valley Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55422. For your convenience, we have an after-hours drop box available. Please call for specific directions.

    Q. If I am not near a drop-off location or I need my vehicle picked up, how do I arrange it?
    A.
    We provide fast, free pick up of your vehicle with no cost to you. Just fill out this towing information form to donate your vehicle.

    Q. Can I designate my gift to a specific area of Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute?
    A.
    Yes! If you have a specific program or area that holds a special interest for you, you can designate your donation and be assured that your gift will be used as you have requested. If you do not have a particular area in mind, unrestricted support is our greatest need.

    Q. Is my donation tax deductible?
    A.
    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is a nonprofit, 501C3 organization. If you itemize your taxes, your donation is tax deductible.

    Q. How is my tax deduction determined?
    A.
    Generally, your charitable contribution deduction is the gross proceeds from the sale of your vehicle. If your vehicle is in good condition, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute will work to get a gross proceeds from the sale of your vehicle close to the Kelley Blue Book Private Party Sale value. If the vehicle sells for $500 or less, your deduction is whatever you feel the fair market value of the vehicle is at the time of donation up to $500.

    There are exceptions in the case that Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute makes a repair to your vehicle or uses the vehicle in providing services. In those cases, the fair market value of the vehicle at the time of donation can be used for tax purposes.

    Q. What condition must my vehicle be in to donate it?
    A.
    We are happy to accept any vehicle with a clear title, running or not. Towing is available.

    Q. What does Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute do with the donated vehicles?
    A.
    After we receive your vehicle, our staff, determines where to sell it for the highest possible return, through a variety of selling venues including retail auctions, to maximize the value of your gift. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute handles all legal documents and provides you with receipts and information for your tax deduction once the vehicle has sold. Proceeds help support nearly 70 therapeutic and life-enriching programs for children and adults with disabilities.

    Q. What types of vehicles does Cars for Courage Kenny accept?
    A.
    We accept cars, trucks, boats with trailers, personal watercraft, RV's, campers, snowmobiles, motorcycles and other vehicles. Boats and watercraft should be 1980 or newer, in good, running condition, used in the past 2 years and have a trailer (some exceptions for non-motorized craft). It is important that you provide all the necessary registrations and titles. We provide free pick-up of all watercraft. Call 612-775-2500. We will provide any assistance needed.

    Q. When does my liability for the vehicle end and who transfers the title?
    A.
    On the day Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute receives your vehicle, our insurance provides coverage. We will handle all transfer documents according to State Department of Vehicle Services guidelines, and provide you with receipts and information for your tax deduction.

  • Contact us

    612-775-2500
    1-888-440-CARS
    carsforcourage@allina.com 

    3915 Golden Valley Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55422   

    Business hours

    8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    Monday to Friday 

    You can reach a Cars for Courage Kenny representative Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Time), at 612-775-2500 or toll-free at 1-888-440-2277.

    Donation forms

    Vehicle donation form
    Boat donation form   

    Little girl in wheelchair holding thank you card

    Meet the staff


    Kelly Buttler, Cars for Courage Kenny

    Kelly Buttler (since 2003)

    Bob Mattson, Cars for Courage Kenny

    Bob Mattson (since 2006)

    Mark Eldred, Cars for Courage Kenny

    Mark Eldred (since 2008)


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