How to Donate a Car in Georgia

Donating a vehicle to charity in Georgia is an easy process, but you’ll want to be aware of a few specific steps:

  1. Pick a charity you'd like to support. We provide a list of public radio stations and other charities below.
  2. Complete and sign your vehicle title.
  3. Note: Georgia requires a title for any vehicle. If you don’t have the title, you can file for a replacement with the state.

There are about 3.5 million vehicles registered privately in Georgia. The average car in the Peach State is 12 years old. That means there are hundreds of thousands of cars sitting around that could be put to better use. These forgotten, unused, unloved cars can be a great source of revenue for your favorite public radio station in Georgia.

While the best part of donating a car in Georgia is the support you provide to the people who deliver news, music and insightful talk to your radio every single day, the second best part is how easy it is to donate:

  1. Have your vehicle title ready.
  2. Follow this link to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program or call us at 1-877-215-0227.
  3. Answer the questions about your car and yourself.
  4. Select a date and time to have your car picked up.

It’s really that easy.

Paperwork

Of course, there’s a bit of paperwork you need to fill out. On the day your vehicle is picked up, you’ll need a few things to complete the process:

Vehicle Title: In order to complete your Georgia car donation, transfer your title by PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the seller field at the bottom of the FIRST SECTION on the back of the title, and be sure to fill it out EXACTLY as it appears in the Registered Owner section.

Day of Pickup

The day of your scheduled vehicle pickup, you’ll need to provide the driver with the completed title, along with the keys. After the vehicle sells, you'll receive a vehicle donation receipt for tax purposes.

Georgia Car Donation Resources

The Car Talk Vehicle donation program will provide funds to the Georgia Public Radio station of your choice.

Albany
WUNV-FM (91.7)
Athens
WUGA-FM (91.7)
Atlanta
WABE-FM (90.1)
WCLK-FM (91.9)
Augusta
WACG-FM (90.7)
Brunswick
WWIO-FM (89.1)
Carrollton
WUWG-FM (90.7)
Chatsworth
WNGH-FM (98.9)
Columbus
WTJB-FM (91.7)
Dahlonega
WNGU-FM (89.5)
Demorest
WPPR-FM (88.3)
Folkston
WATY-FM (91.3)
Fort Gaines
WJWV-FM (90.9)
Macon
WMUM-FM (89.7)
Rome
WGPB-FM (97.7)
Savannah
WSVH-FM (91.1)
Thomasville
WFSL-FM (90.7)
Tifton
WABR-FM (91.1)
Valdosta
WWET-FM (91.7)
Warm Springs
WJSP-FM (88.1)
Waycross
WXVS-FM (90.1)
Other Charities
ALS Association, AS220, ASPCA: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Adoption RI, American Cancer Society, American Liver Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Bert's Big Adventure, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Cars for Charity, Children's Wishes, Clean Ocean Access, Colorado Cristian Services, Commonweal, Concern Worldwide, D.A.R.E. Massachusetts, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Feed The Children, Francis House, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society of Boulder Valley, James L. Maher Center, Longmont Humane Society, March of Dimes, Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), Mount Dora Children's Home, NPH USA, Nebraska Humane Society, North Shore Animal League America, Ocean State Theatre Co., Inc., One Laptop Per Child, PATH, PRI / PRX, Preserve Our Gas, RI PBS, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue, Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Songs of Love, Special Olympics Rhode Island, The Mind Body Awareness Project, Toys for Tots, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, WORLD Magazine, We Share Hope

Georgia Car Donation FAQs

Q: My vehicle won’t pass Georgia’s annual emissions test. Is it still ok to donate to a Georgia Public Radio station?

Yes! If your car is 25 years old or older, you’re exempt, but most cars have to pass emissions in Georgia. When they fail, they can often be relegated to permanently disabled status, but we’ll take it! We’ll even take a non-running car and you’ll see a tax benefit along with the satisfaction of helping your favorite local Public Radio affiliate.

Q: How much money from my car donation goes to my local public radio station?

We're very proud that our program returns the largest percentage of gross proceeds to stations. We are all public radio employees, and fans. We are doing this because we love your station as much as you do. There are costs and fees that have to be deducted during the car donation process. We have to pay for car pickup or towing, title transfer, auction or dismantling fees, and other costs associated with the program. However, when it's all said and done, we return a minimum of 70% of the gross proceeds to the station, a number that makes your station very happy.

Q: Do you accept any vehicle, anywhere?

Yes, we accept cars, trucks, boats, planes, motorcycles, RVs, and heavy farm equipment, running or not. Just nothing by Fisher Price. No smog certificate is necessary. We pick up vehicles anywhere in the country, with very few exceptions.