Donate a Vehicle

Do you have a used vehicle that you no longer need and would consider donating to charity? Arlington Free Clinic is now accepting donations of used cars, vans, trucks, boats with trailers or recreational vehicles. We accept any vehicles regardless of age and condition! For more information, contact Clare Hernandez at 703-979-1425, ext. 147 or

Ready to Donate?

Click here to fill out a simple online donation form. Or call the 24/7 Vehicle Donation Line at (866) 829-2918. Please have your title in hand when you call and tell the agent you would like to donate to Arlington Free Clinic.

Important Benefits

  • Free towing whether it’s running or not!
  • Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
  • Qualify for an IRS Tax deduction.
  • Rest assured that your donation directly supports our programs and services.

We are able to pick up donated vehicles usually within 1-2 business days – at a time and place convenient for the donor. Same-day pickup can sometimes be arranged. Pickup and towing is always free for the donor. Accepted vehicle donations may include: Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Vans, Motorcycles, Boats & Other Watercraft, RVs & Campers, ATVs, Non-Commercial Airplanes, Snowmobiles, Golf Carts, Motorized Wheelchairs, Riding-Lawn Mowers, Tractors, Farm equipment, and More! We accept vehicles in most – but not all – conditions. Vehicles can be either running or non-running.

Vehicle donations made to Arlington Free Clinic are tax deductible. AFC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. 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.


What are the tax benefits of donating my vehicle?
When you donate your vehicle, you may deduct the fair market value up to $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you may deduct the full selling price. After the vehicle is sold, you will receive a letter to be used for tax purposes.

Explain the donation process.
The process is simple. First, call the 24/7 Vehicle Donation Phone Line at (866) 829-2918 and tell the agent you would like to donate to Arlington Free Clinic. Next, the company will schedule a pickup of your vehicle. Lastly, they will mail you your tax deduction information.

How long does it take to donate my vehicle online/by phone?
It takes less than 5 minutes to complete your donation online or by phone. Just be sure to know your vehicle’s year, make, model, and where the vehicle is located.

When will my vehicle be picked up?
We will arrange for your vehicle to be picked up (for free) usually within 1-2 business days at a time that is convenient for you. We always call you 1-hour before to confirm pick-up.

Contact AFC’s Development Department
For more information, please contact Alicia Nieves, AFC Director of Development, at or 703-979-1425, ext. 121. Thank you for supporting Arlington Free Clinic!

AFC Donor Bill of Rights

AFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization | EIN #54-1671883
United Way #8247 | Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #86926