Auto Donations Needed

Gateway Auto Sales & Donation

Holland Rescue Mission accepts donated vehicles to support the programs of the Holland Rescue Mission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Even though we make donating easy, we understand that sometimes you may have questions regarding the car donation process:

What are your hours?
We are currently open 9 am to 5 pm during the week, as well as, the second Saturday of each month.

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.

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, we will issue a receipt at the time of drop-off.  It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500. An IRS Form 1098-C, 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.

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.

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, catalytic converter, 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.