Car Donation Pennsylvania
How it works in PA
400,000+ donors trust us with their car.
How your car helps
Our charity programs are the essence of what we do. We are thankful to be able to give back to many local communities across North America and to bring educational opportunities to so many children, with the help of our sister charity Oorah. We’re a registered nonprofit Jewish organization. Learn about what we do and see our charity programs here.
The Kars4Kids Vision
Kars4Kids vision is to give our children the ability to succeed in life. We focus on educational, mentorship and year-round programs for our children, their families and their communities, looking at the big picture of our children s development and the environment they grow up in. We rely on thousands of volunteers to help us change the world, one child at a time.
Warmth In Winter
When it s cold and snowy out, there s nothing like a Kars4Kids winter retreat. Kids may not be getting the warmth they need at home and school, but our volunteers make sure that every child attending the retreat gets warm attention. There are lots of smiles in evidence as kids play at winter sports and make new lifelong friends.
Strengthening Family Bonds
Kars4Kids recognizes that children are part of a whole and that strengthening the family strengthens the child and his chances for success. Mentoring services are available for every member of the family. There s always someone ready to lend a listening ear or offer advice and help. Weekend family retreats fortify and restore the loving ties that bind.
Still have questions?
We can usually pick up a vehicle without a title in Pennsylvania. We just need the registered owner to sign some paperwork for us.
In the following counties you may not need to sign any paperwork at all. Just provide a proof of ownership (such as copy of registration or insurance card): Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
In almost all scenarios Kars4kids will apply for the new title for you. We’ll handle all the paperwork and pay the title fees too.
If you’d prefer you may apply for a new title on your own. Here’s how:
To request a replacement registration (license) plate, card or sticker because yours has been. lost, stolen or defaced, you will need to complete form MV-44 .
You will need to sign and have the title notarized in the presence of a notary public. The sample title document to the left of this paragraph has a blue arrow. Sign where the arrow appears using the name listed on the front page of your car title document. The title document should be given to the tow truck driver at the time your car is collected.
1. Remove all plates
All plates must be removed from your car prior to towing.
2. Return your plates to the DMV
License plates can be mailed to the DMV or dropped off in person.
Once your plate has been received by PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation), it will be marked as a “dead tag” on the vehicle record. By returning your Pennsylvania license plate to PennDOT, this will help protect you from any future liability on this vehicle.
Or mail the plates to:
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Return Tag Unit
P.O. Box 68597
Harrisburg, PA 17106-8597
3. Cancel your insurance
Cancel your insurance after your car has been towed.
Visit http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/ for more information on your state car donation laws.
Capital operates from two branch offices so is able to cover quite a wide swath of territory. The company services car donations anywhere from Delaware to Harrisburg, to Bridgeport, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and surrounding areas. In business for 17 years, the company doesn t actually have its own fleet but sublets from a variety of area operators.
The company has a lot of wild stories to tell about the items customers leave behind, but perhaps the one that really touches the heart is about something very sentimental that a car owner had left in the trunk of her car before the towers came to take it away. Luckily, the staff found the item and called the owner. It was-wait for it-her dad s grave marker.
Apparently, after the tombstone was put down, the deceased man s daughter decided to take the marker for sentimental reasons and was very happy that the workers had made the effort to locate her-she wanted it back. The company reunited the customer with this precious item and all were happy once more.
For a full list of frequently asked questions check out our faq section