Donate a Car

About to buy a new car but would rather your trade-in value go to a good cause? Maybe you have an old car sitting on the street or driveway? Donate your used automobile to Compass Family Services and help homeless families find their way! 

We give our families a leg up, rather than a hand out and your donation will give a Compass family the ability to help themselves and break the cycles of homelessness and poverty. Donating a vehicle to charity is easy and you can get started by clicking the "GET STARTED" button below!


Why donate my car to charity / Compass Family Services?

San Francisco has the highest rate of homeless families for a major US city, with over 2,000 public school students living without permanent housing. For parents needing to pack up their hostel or motel each day, get the kids to school on time, and then spending the day applying for sheltered accommodation and jobs, life can be tough and your car can make a big difference.


What kind of cars will Compass Family Services accept?

The car donation program will take new, old and used cars - even non-functioning cars or junkers. 

How does it work?

Vehicles for Charity will pick up your car within 48 hours of completing their form, even if your car is not functioning. They also handle all the DMV paper work, the sale of your vehicle and transfer the sale funds to Compass Family Services. 

What is my car donation tax deduction? 

Compass Family Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. By donating old cars to Compass, you're eligible to receive a tax deduction. For additional tax deduction information, please visit the website or consult your tax advisor. Vehicle donations are managed by Vehicles for Charity. Once you submit your request, Vehicles for Charity will contact you with the appropriate information and vehicle value.

I don't have an automobile to donate. How can I help?

Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming events and ways you can help, watch the video above, or make a charitable donation here.

Donate a car to Compass Family Services at  tel: 800-574-0888