Vehicle Donation FAQ's

Do you have questions about donating your car or how car donation works? We’ve created a list of common questions and answers just for you!

There are many positive reasons to donate your car to a local charity like Hands of The Carpenter!

1. It’s basically hassle-free! No need to deal with posting online ads and setting up meetings with flaky, anonymous buyers.

2. Tax deductions! Vehicle donations can be deducted from your taxes. Get more info here.

3. Your old car may have a second life! Our first choice is always to repair a donated car and place it with a woman in need.

4. Help a neighbor! With Hands of The Carpenter, all vehicle donations contribute directly to supporting women in need in Jefferson County. Your vehicle donation will help a family get to school routinely or provide reliable transportation for getting to work or college classes.

Almost anything with a motor – cars, trucks, SUV’s, RV’s, boats, motorcycles, buses, vans, even jet skis and snowmobiles. 

We accept all vehicles, running or otherwise! If your vehicle doesn’t run, we can pick it up from you! 

You can drop it off at the address below or we’ll come pick it up!  Just give us a call and we’ll work out the details!

No. There is absolutely no charge for donation processing or pickup.

If your car runs, it is best to drop it off at our shop in Golden, or we can arrange to have a member of our team pick it up. If the car no longer runs, we can arrange a free tow, typically within one week. You do not have to be at home for vehicle pick up as long as you’re comfortable leaving the keys and title in the car.

Step 1: Tell us about your car by filling out an online form   

Step 2: Make sure that you have the keys and the title (we can walk you through the title signing process) 

Step 3: We’ll contact you to arrange a drop off time (or tow if necessary)

Step 4: We receive your car and we’ll put your donated car to work helping a local woman in need! A receipt for the donation is given right away, tax forms are sent out later.

Step 5: You are done! Wait 1-2 months to receive your tax deductible receipt in the mail

We're still serving!

UPDATED 3/30/20:
As an essential business, Hands is open!

Operating with the highest level of care, our team is continuing to serve women who come for help and hope.

You can have an immediate impact through financial gifts, or offering a vehicle as a gift in our vehicle donation program.

Single women in need are still needing to get to the store, get to doctor’s appointments and provide for their families. 60% of the women in Hands’ two year repair, maintenance and education program have reported having lost a job, had reduced hours/pay or their business has closed all together. 40% suggest that their vehicle currently needs maintenance or repair. Transportation is a necessity – Please be a champion for them today! 

Hear more about how to help via this message from Dan Georgopulos.

Thank you in advance for your generosity! 

-Dan Georgopulos Founder & CEO