Make a Big Difference Your Car Donation Goes Further at GNG
Unlike most car donation organizations that sell every car and hire a for-profit middleman, Good News Garage helps you to maximize your impact, because our mission is to repair and provide as many cars as possible to local families. We try our best to keep your car on the road serving a local family who is struggling to move forward in their lives due to transportation challenges.
Car Recipient Success Stories
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I am a single mother of 4 who, like many, have struggled financially. Thanks to your kind gesture, my life and the lives of my children will now be a little less hectic. I am extremely appreciative and would like you to know you have changed our lives. I can't wait for the day I can pay it forward.
Thank you so much for all of this help with getting me a car so that I am able to work and have a good life! This is so exciting and lovely. I am so happy!Caitlin Car Recipient, 2022
"Because of this opportunity, I have been able to leave domestic violence, provide for my daughter, and raise her in a healthy environment. I have been taking my life back. Thank you for the work that you do and the kindness that you have shown. There are no words to express my gratitude."Mia Car Recipient, 2020
“It's been over 3 months since I've had the Toyota Yaris, "Yari", your organization donated to me and I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I'm incredibly grateful to the car donor and Good News Garage! I absolutely love this car! My internship is a little over half an hour's drive each way. I would never have been able to get this far without your kindness and consideration. Again, thank you very much!”Dawn Car Recipient, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
What you need to know about donating your car in Connecticut
What do I need to donate my vehicle to Good News Garage in Connecticut?
You must have your certificate of title, or for cars older than 15 years, a Bill of Sale, and the keys.
What will happen to my vehicle after I donate it?
Many donated cars are repaired and provided to New England families in need. Donated vehicles that require excessive repairs or would be too expensive for our recipients to maintain are sold at auction. Auction proceeds help to pay for repairs on vehicles that are more appropriate for a client. No matter what, your donated vehicle helps your neighbors in need who are facing transportation challenges that keep them from moving forward in their lives.
Will Good News Garage pick up my donated car in Connecticut?
Good News Garage will tow or pick up your vehicle free of charge from anywhere in Connecticut. We will work with you to schedule a time for pick-up that’s convenient for you.
Is my car donation tax deductible?
Yes! Good News Garage is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is one of the few car donation charities in the country that can offer a fair market tax deduction if your donated car is awarded to a family in need. This can mean hundreds, even thousands more in tax deductions than other charities can offer. You can find more information about vehicles as charitable donations in the IRS publication 4303 “A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donation.” We encourage you to speak with a tax preparer to fully understand your tax deduction before donating.
How long does it take to donate a car in Connecticut?
The car donation process is fast and easy. Our team will contact you to arrange the pickup of your car shortly after you submit our online donation form. You can start your online donation here.