Donating your car is a great way to help out your favorite charity, while getting that junk car off your hands at the same time, and it's easy to do. Most places do everything they can to make donations as hassle-free as possible, including free pick up and towing. Of course, you'll want to do a little research beforehand to make sure a majority of the proceeds from your vehicle actually go to the charity you select. Not only will you be ensuring maximum bang for your charity dollar, you'll also save yourself headaches later on when you list that donation as a tax write off.

Donating your car is a great way to help out your favorite charity, while getting that junk car off your hands at the same time, and it's easy to do…

Most places do everything they can to make donations as hassle-free as possible, including free pick up and towing. Of course, you'll want to do a little research beforehand to make sure a majority of the proceeds from your vehicle actually go to the charity you select. Not only will you be ensuring maximum bang for your charity dollar, you'll also save yourself headaches later on when you list that donation as a tax write off.

When considering where to donate your vehicle, be wary of third-party organizations, as they tend to take a big part of the proceeds, leaving less for the charity you choose. Spend some time researching the various charities that accept vehicle donations directly, and then choose one you'd like to support. Also, if you intend to use the donation as a tax deduction, make sure the charity you donate to has 501(c)(3) status, or your donation may not be eligible for a write off. The IRS website has a list of charities that qualify for the deduction, so be sure to verify whichever charity you select.

So if you're not sure what to do with that old used car in your driveway, consider vehicle donation as an alternative to selling it. Vehicle donation is a great way to make a difference, and you don't need to go through the hassle of selling or towing a vehicle. The quiz below is designed to help you find the right charity for your vehicle donation. Just answer the following questions to get started.