Donate Your Vehicle to UCP of SLO County

Donate Your Vehicle


Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s as easy as filling out an online auto donation form by clicking on this link.

Would you prefer instead to speak with a person? Call us at (877) UCP-CAR1 (877-827-2271) and one of the friendly operators will assist you. Be sure to mention UCP of San Luis Obispo County!


Hours of Operation for Call-Center (times in PST)

Monday – Thursday: 5:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 5:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: 6:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Vehicle donations made to a charitable not-for-profit organization are tax deductible. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the total deduction claimed on the tax return exceeds $500, Form 8283 “Noncash Charitable Contributions” must also be completed and attached.

To learn more on what a donor´s responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the “Donor´s Guide to Vehicle Donations” found in IRS Publication 4303. The file may be read with Adobe Reader.


Free Pickup and Other Benefits

Free Towing whether it’s running or not, you can donate your automobile anywhere in the U.S.
Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
Qualify for an IRS Tax deduction.
Support United Cerebral Palsy’s vision of a world where people with disabilities are fully included. Rest assured that your donation directly supports our programs and services.


Maximize Your Car Donation Tax Deduction in Moments

Simply call our toll free number 1-877-UCP-CAR1 (1-877-827-2271) with the year, make and model of your vehicle, the general condition, the vehicle identification number, and with title and lien in hand. We will handle the rest. Our friendly operators are glad to answer any questions you may have. They will arrange a convenient time for free auto towing, and mail your tax form “Non-Cash Charitable Contributions” within four to six weeks.

United Cerebral Palsy, Inc. has partnered with Melwood’s Charity Car Donation Center, a non-profit agency, to manage and operate our vehicle donation program. Melwood, since 1963 has provided job training and employment for over 2,000 individuals with disabilities. Begin your car donation process now.