Car Donation

Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle to Thrive Upstate!  The proceeds help to provide all people with disabilities and special needs with meaningful services, opportunities, and support, so they may thrive in life, work and play.

Please contact Al Hill (Director of Support Operations) to discuss your donation in greater detail.

(864) 288-1907 x3816


Tax Implications

Vehicle donations made to the Thrive Upstate are tax deductible. Our organization has been designated by the IRS as a 501c (3) charity.  The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the gross proceeds exceed $500, Form 1098C “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” and Form 8283 “Non Cash Charitable Contributions“, must also be completed and attached. Forms 1098C and 8283 are required to be provided to the donor within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle.

To learn more on what the donors’ responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations found in IRS Publication 4303. The file may be read with Adobe Reader.