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Non-Cash Giving FAQs

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General

Can I donate non-cash items of a type not shown?

We can currently process and liquidate non-cash gifts of cars, RVs, boats, jewelry, and other "stuff" including inventory, etc. However, we strive to accept the gracious donation of assets whenever and wherever possible. If you are interested in donating a non-cash gift of a type not listed, please contact iDonate directly at 1-877-89-SHARE (1-877-897-4273) or 913-538-7850 to discuss your potential donation.

Car Donations

Do I have to have title in order to donate my vehicle?

Yes. You need to have a title with no outstanding liens. The owner listed on the title will be the name on the gift-in-kind receipt.

Do I have to pay anything to donate my vehicle?

No. iDonate picks up and sells your vehicle at no cost to you.

Do I need to be with the vehicle when it is picked up?

No. In most cases you will not need to be present when your vehicle is picked up.

Do you pick up vehicles anywhere in the United States?

Yes. We pick up vehicles anywhere in the contiguous 48 states.

How can I donate my vehicle? What should I expect?

The first step is to click on the vehicle icon on the donation page; it will direct you to our vehicle donation form. Someone from iDonate will contact you within two business days to answer your questions and to gather any additional information iDonate needs. After iDonate determines the approximate market value of your vehicle, you will be given the option to continue with the donation or cancel. If you choose to continue, iDonate will make arrangements for pickup of your vehicle and the title. You will then receive a gift-in-kind receipt as well as any other IRS documentation needed. After the vehicle has been sold, proceeds will be sent to iDonate, who will then take out our fees and any selling costs and send the remainder to Aglow.

How much can I deduct on my taxes?

As of 2005 you can only deduct the gross sale price of your vehicle. However, there is one exception: if your vehicle sells for $500 or less, you can claim the fair market value up to $500. iDonate strongly recommends that you consult your tax advisor on all tax issues as tax laws change frequently and iDonate cannot provide tax or legal advice.

How much is my vehicle worth?

iDonate recommends the average trade-in or low retail values from www.NadaGuides.com to give you a general idea of what your vehicle is worth. (Values on this site are often over-inflated for vehicles over 20 years old.) Most vehicles will be auctioned, so iDonate often does not get quite as much as the listed value. Occasionally, we get more.

How much money goes to Aglow?

iDonate's passion is to give as much money as possible to Aglow. iDonate deducts sales costs (including towing, repairs, dealer commission, etc.) and an iDonate fee (25%), and the rest goes to Aglow.

How should I sign the title?

You should sign your title exactly as your name appears on the title. If there are two names joined by "AND", both of the individuals will need to sign. If there are two names joined by "OR", only one of the individuals needs to sign. Be careful-titles with white-out or cross-outs cannot be accepted. Also, you may want to check with your state's motor vehicle department to see if your state has other requirements to complete the transfer.

What are the benefits of donating my vehicle?

iDonate makes it easy to help Aglow by donating your vehicle. iDonate has your vehicle picked up in just a few days from the donation offer so you don't have to pay for towing. Then iDonate sells it so you don't have to spend time negotiating with strangers. The net proceeds from the sale go to benefit Aglow, and you as the donor get to claim a tax deduction. It is a win-win for everyone!

What information do I need before I begin the vehicle donation form?

iDonate recommends that you fill out the donation form with your vehicle's title in front of you. You will need the following information: year of vehicle, make, model, VIN, mileage, and any repairs needed. iDonate will ask for the address and contact information for pickup of the vehicle.

What kinds of vehicles can I donate?

You can donate cars, motorcycles, trucks, RVs, most heavy equipment, and even planes. Not on this list? Contact iDonate at 1-877-89-SHARE (1-877-897-4273) or 913-538-7850.

When can I discontinue my insurance?

You can discontinue your insurance after your vehicle has been picked up.

Where can I find more IRS information about vehicle donations?

iDonate recommends that you start with IRS Publication 4303. Other publications that may be of interest are 526, 561, and 1771.

Boat Donations Return to top

Do I have to have title in order to donate my boat?

Yes. You need to have a title with no outstanding liens. The name listed on the title will be the name on the gift-in-kind receipt.

Do I have to pay anything to donate my boat?

No. iDonate picks up and sells your boat at no cost to you. If you are paying rental dock fees, you may be asked to cover those fees until the boat can be sold. Otherwise, those fees will be included in the selling costs and subtracted from the amount sent to Aglow.

Do I need to be with the boat when it is picked up?

No. In most cases you will not need to be present when your boat is picked up.

Do you pick up boats anywhere in the United States?

Yes. We pick up boats anywhere in the contiguous 48 states.

How can I donate my boat? What should I expect?

The first step is to click on the boat icon on the upper left hand side of the donation page; it will direct you to our boat donation form. Someone from iDonate will contact you within two business days to answer any questions and to gather any additional information iDonate needs. After iDonate determines the market value of your boat you will be given the option to continue with the donation or cancel. If you choose to continue with your donation, arrangements will be provided for pickup of your boat and the title. Then you will be sent a gift-in-kind receipt as well as any other IRS documentation needed. After the boat has been sold, iDonate will take out our fees and any selling costs and send the remainder to Aglow.

How much can I deduct on my taxes?

As of 2005 you can only deduct the gross sale price of your boat. However there is one exception: if your boat sells for $500 or less, you can claim the fair market value up to $500. iDonate recommends that you consult your tax advisor on all tax questions as tax laws change frequently and iDonate cannot provide tax or legal advice.

How much is my boat worth?

iDonate recommends the average trade-in or low retail values from www.NadaGuides.com to give you a general idea of what your boat is worth. Most boats will be auctioned, so iDonate often does not get quite as much as the listed value. Occasionally, we get more.

How much money goes to Aglow?

iDonate's passion is to give as much money as possible to Aglow. iDonate deducts sales costs (including towing, repairs, dealer commission, etc.) and an iDonate fee (25%), and the rest goes to Aglow.

How should I sign the title?

You should sign your title exactly as your name appears. If there are two names joined by "AND", both of the individuals will need to sign. If there are two names joined by "OR", only one of the individuals needs to sign. Be careful-titles with white-out or cross-outs cannot be accepted. Also, you may want to check with your state's motor vehicle department to see if your state has other requirements to complete the transfer.

What are the benefits of donating my boat?

iDonate makes it easy to help Aglow by donating your boat. iDonate has your boat picked up in just a few days from the donation offer so you don't have to pay for towing. Then iDonate sells it so you don't have to spend time negotiating with strangers. The net proceeds from the sale go to benefit Aglow, plus you as the donor get to claim a tax deduction. It is a win-win for everyone!

What information do I need before I begin the boat donation form?

iDonate recommends that you fill out the donation form with your boat's title in front of you. You will need the following information: year of boat, make, model, HP of the motor, hours on the motor, serial numbers for the hull, motor, and trailer (where applicable), and any repairs needed. iDonate will ask for the location and contact information for pickup of the boat.

Where can I find more IRS information about boat donations?

iDonate recommends that you start with IRS Publication 4303. Other publications that may be of interest are 526, 561, and 1771.

Inventory Donations Return to top

Do I have to pay anything to donate inventory?

Once the inventory is in iDonate's hands, we handle all the sales costs and then forward the net proceeds to Aglow. However, iDonate will probably ask you to cover the shipping so that it does not decrease the amount sent to Aglow.

How can I donate inventory? What should I expect?

Begin by clicking on the Other Stuff button on the donation page. Fill out the donation form and someone from iDonate will contact you within two business days to answer your questions and obtain any other information needed. It may take iDonate several days to research the market and determine whether or not we will be able to accept your donation. If iDonate is able to move forward with your donation, we will put together a sales plan and contact you to discuss the plan as well as shipping arrangements. Once the inventory has shipped, you will receive a gift-in-kind receipt for use with your taxes. After liquidation of the inventory, iDonate will forward the net proceeds to the charity you designated. Note that most inventory is sold on a liquidation market.

What are the benefits of donating my inventory?

iDonate makes it easy to remove your overstock and help Aglow. iDonate deals with the liquidators. The net proceeds from the sale go to benefit Aglow and you get to claim a tax deduction.

What information do I need before I begin the inventory donation form?

iDonate requests the brand and model, amount, age, condition, and whether the inventory is new or used. You won't need an inventory list to fill out the form, but iDonate will probably ask you for one when we call.

Where can I find more IRS information about my inventory?

iDonate recommends IRS Publications 526, 561, and 1771.

How much can I deduct on my taxes?

You can claim the smaller of the inventory's fair market value on the date of contribution or its basis. iDonate recommends that you direct all tax questions regarding inventory donations to your tax advisor.

How much money goes to Aglow?

iDonate strives to get the maximum value in all liquidations. After selling costs and iDonate fees are taken out, the net proceeds go to Aglow.

Cell Phone Donations Return to top

Do you accept all types of cell phones?

Yes. iDonate accepts all types of cell phones.

How can I donate cell phones? What should I expect?

iDonate recommends that you collect around 25 cell phones before starting the donation process. The first step is to click on the cell phone icon on the donation page; it will direct you to our cell phone donation form. Someone from iDonate will contact you within two business days with shipping information. After the cell phones have been sold, iDonate will then take out their fees and any selling costs, and the remainder will go to Aglow.

What are the benefits of donating cell phones?

According to the EPA, over 130 million cell phones are retired annually, and over 500 million phones have accumulated in desk drawers, storerooms, and other storage, awaiting eventual disposal. Unfortunately, too many phones are disposed of in our landfills. Typically, cell phones are used only 1.5 years before being replaced, and less than 1% of the millions of cell phones retired and discarded annually are recycled. Not only are you able to help Aglow by donating your phone, but you are also able to help keep our environment clean. Our liquidators use safe resale or disposal procedures that benefit the environment while creating money back to Aglow.

What information do I need before I begin the cell phone donation form?

The form is pretty simple. We will ask for your contact information and the approximate number of phones you plan to send.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my cell phone donation?

No. All donations accepted are from box collections; therefore, according to the IRS, we are not required to receipt individuals. For more information please refer to your tax advisor.

How much money goes to Aglow?

iDonate strives to get the maximum value in all liquidations. After selling costs and iDonate fees are taken out, the net proceeds go to Aglow. Currently, iDonate averages around $3.50 per phone back to Aglow.