Cars for Homes

When you donate your vehicle to Habitat for Humanity Detroit, you help to support our work of building safe and stable homes for local families in need.

After we sell your donated vehicle, the proceeds of the transaction will help the members of Habitat Detroit build strength, stability, and self-reliance for generations to come. The process is fast and easy (and you may even qualify for a tax deduction), so begin your donation today!

How to donate your car to Habitat Detroit:

1- Go to our online donation wizard or call 1-877-277-4344.
2 – Provide your vehicle information and contact information.
3 – Schedule your car to be picked up.

Need help? Email us at [email protected] or call 1-877-277-4344.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Almost every type of vehicle can help us on our mission. Here at Habitat Detroit, we accept cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, farm equipment and construction equipment. If you want to donate your car or truck, please go to our donation wizard. If you want to donate any other type of vehicle, please call us at 1-877-277-4344.

  • Your vehicle will be sold on behalf of Habitat Detroit through a network of auctions and direct buyers. After the vehicle has been sold, you will receive an acknowledgement letter providing your vehicle sale information.

  • Usually, half of our sold cars end up with licensed dealers at wholesale auctions, and are then reused for transportation. The other half of our donations are typically transported to auto salvage yards. Here, all reusable car parts, batteries, tires and fluids are removed, and any vehicles that can be recycled are crushed, shredded and recycled into steel.

    There are many advantages to recycling vehicles, one of which being the fact that it keeps a huge amount of steel out of landfills – enough to build nearly 45,000 steel-framed homes every year. The energy saved from this process each year is enough to power approximately 18 million homes!

    Habitat Detroit receives funds for each donated vehicle, although cars sold at auctions generally generate more revenue than ones that are recycled. Every donation makes a difference, and the families that partner with us are extremely grateful for your help.

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