Cars for Kids’ Sake is an innovative way to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe raise funds by donating your unwanted vehicle. Donated vehicles qualify as charitable gifts and may be eligible for tax deduction.

We welcome all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, motor homes, boats, airplanes, farm equipment and construction equipment. You will be asked to describe the condition of the vehicle. The vehicle does not need to run.

The process for donating a car to BBBS of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe is simple and hassle-free. Call Big Brothers Big Sister’s Vehicle Donation Program at 800-710-9145 and designate Big Brothers Big Sister of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe for your donation.

Or you can follow the easy steps below to arrange a pickup for your unwanted vehicle. The vehicle will be picked up, processed, and sold to help kids in our community.

Steps to Donating Your Car – Please Read Carefully

Step 1
Click on the following link: Donate your car! You will be asked for your vehicle’s Make, Model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN#) and current mileage.

Step 2
After you enter the donation information, you will need to print out the forms at the end of the donation wizard and send them to us with your vehicle’s title.

Step 3
Your vehicle will then be sold at a dealers-only auction or to a licensed recycler. With all costs deducted, Big Brothers Big Sisters consistently receives between 65% and 80% of the gross sale price. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in your area.

Step 4
It’s Tax deductible! Big Brothers Big Sisters will send you a letter acknowledging your donation. Use this letter as supporting documentation for your IRS deduction, since the ‘fair market value’ of your donation may be tax deductible.

To find out what the ‘fair market value’ of your vehicle is, check out the Kelley Blue Book guide.

Instructions for reporting this deduction can be found in IRS Publication 526. It is generally referred to as “the price a willing buyer would pay to a willing seller.”