Good Shepherd Wants Your Unwanted Vehicle

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The Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation wants your old car whether it runs or not and you’ll get a tax deduction receipt for it.

The foundation began its car donation program in 2013 to help improve the local environment simply by providing a means for people to remove their broken down cars from their property. The second purpose to the program is to raise additional money for the foundation.

Bob Green, executive director of the health foundation, said people can call him and provide him with the information about the car and arrange for a convenient time to have the vehicle picked up. Or, they can call the Center for Car Donations, the organization with which the foundation works. The center is based in Bend and representatives will come by to remove the car from the property. The only requirement is the car owner must have a valid title to the vehicle.

The IRS allows up to a $500 tax deduction for donating a vehicle to a charitable organization. If a vehicle, however, is donated to the foundation and the value of it ends up exceeding $500, a separate tax receipt will be sent to the owner making up the difference between the initial $500 receipt and the actual value of the car.

To donate a car, call the Center for Car Donations at 877-411-3662 or the Good Shepherd Health Foundation at 541-667-3419.