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Did You Know?

Special Olympics Tennessee provides year-round sports training, competition, health and education opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Your Special Olympics Tennessee car donation will help more than 18,000 athletes showcase their talents, abilities, and triumphs in 17 Olympic-style sports.

How to Donate Your Car

  1. Complete the donation form online or over the phone at (888) 828-0022. We’ll ask for some information about your car and where it will be picked up.
  2. A towing agent will contact you within 2-3 business days to schedule a pick-up time most convenient for you.
  3. After your car is sold, you’ll receive an email that includes a tax receipt.

Frequently Asked Questions

What vehicles are accepted?

In addition to cars, Special Olympics Tennessee accepts trucks, motorcycles, boats, planes, heavy machinery, trailers and RV's on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about a vehicle you’d like to donate, call us at (888) 828-0022.

Can I donate a car that does not run?

Yes! Your car does not have to be running in order to donate, however, it should have at least three inflated tires and be in a tow-accessible location, such as a driveway or on the street. We will need a clear title in order to complete your donation.

How will my car be picked up?

After you submit the donation form, a local towing agent will call you within two to three business days to arrange a pick-up time at no cost to you. At the time of pick up, you’ll hand over the car keys and signed title to the tow driver. Instructions on how to sign your Tennessee title can be found here or you can call our processing center at (888) 828-0022 and a customer service representative can walk you through the process.

How much money will Special Olympics receive from my car donation?

Our authorized agent, Advanced Remarketing Services, returns 75-80% of the gross sale price of your car back to Special Olympics, the highest of any vehicle donation program!

Is my car donation eligible for a tax deduction?

Yes! Within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle, you'll receive an email with a tax receipt for your donation. If your car sold for over $500, you can claim the full selling price when you itemize taxes. If it sold for less than $500, you can claim the fair market value up to $499.
Please consult with your tax advisor on the best way to claim your Special Olympics Tennessee car donation tax deduction.

For answers to more SOTN car donation questions, view our full FAQ page or call us at (888) 828-0022.