Holland Rescue Mission Auto Sales
The vehicle donations and sales program started in 2008 as an auto sales and training center in downtown Holland. Holland Rescue Mission started accepting vehicle donations, offering low-priced vehicles to the community and training to guests of the mission. The auto center was re-located in 2017 to the Gateway Center on 24th Street in Holland. Near the Denny’s, Save-A-Lot, and the Holland 7 movie theater.
All the vehicles we have for sale here have been donated to help support the homeless and the programs of the Holland Rescue Mission. The Holland Rescue Mission is a 501 (c)(3). 91% of all gifts are put back into life-changing programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Even though we make donating easy, we understand that sometimes you may have questions regarding the car donation process:
What Can I Donate?
We accept most cars, trucks, vans, SUV’s, trailers, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, and most motorized vehicles. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call 616-928-3401 during business hours.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! Individual tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional to determine how you may benefit. Link to Donor Guide PDF.
How much will my tax write-off be?
The amount that is tax deductible is the sale price of the vehicle. For more information on tax write-offs, we suggest you review IRS Publication 526 which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property.
What do I need to donate my vehicle?
You will need the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it, please call us anyway. It is possible that other arrangements may be made. Please call us during business hours.
How does the new law effect my tax deduction?
Donors will no longer be responsible for determining the deductible value of their donation. Instead, they will receive IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes if the proceeds from the sale exceed $500, stating the amount of the gross proceeds from the sale of the donated vehicle. The amount listed on IRS Form 1098-C will be the gross proceeds of the deductible donation.
Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, we will issue a receipt at the time of drop-off. This is not your final tax receipt unless the sale of your vehicle does not exceed $500. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the car you are donating. It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500. An IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds received from your car, provided your vehicle sold for more than $500. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution.
What can I claim as a deduction?
According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale. You no longer have the burden of determining the value yourself.
Does my car have to be running to donate it?
In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be towable. Contact us to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up. If you live outside of Holland visit CARS Online Form.
What type of paperwork will I need to donate my car?
You will need a clear title. Any lien holder listed on the title must be cleared and or released by the bank. This law varies by state. Please refer to the DMV in your state for clear instructions. Michigan SOS.