HireLevel Auto can turn your worn-out vehicle into a valuable career training opportunity for a teen.
- Provide career training for Central Ohio youth
- HireLevel Auto is the only vehicle donation program in Central Ohio used as a vocational training program
- Contribute to an award-winning team of experts and youth
- Donations are tax deductible when the vehicle is sold.
To learn more about donating a vehicle, call (614)-519-1436 and ask for Maurice Diles.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is my car worth donating?
Sometimes cars seem beyond any reasonable value and owners wonder if we would want them. In reality, even significantly wrecked, broken, or aged cars have scrap value that make them worth donating.
2. What will my deduction be worth?
Cars which are worth $500 and under: May be deducted for the amount of your declared value up to $500.
Cars worth $501 and over: Cars we resell "as is" = actual resale amount. We will send you a receipt letter when the car sells which will let you know the amount of the sale for deduction.
Cars we repair before resale:
If significant improvements are made, once a determination has been made to do so, you will recieve a tax receipt letter informing you of the selling price and explaining how you can claim an income tax deduction for your charitable donation.
Note that for cars in this category: NO CAR DONATION PROGRAM SHOULD MISREPRESENT THEMSELVES AS SETTING A "DEFINITIVE VALUE" FOR YOU THAT CANNOT BE CHALLENGED BY THE IRS. WE (LIKE OTHERS) CAN AND WILL HELP YOU IDENTIFY SOME REASONABLE ESTIMATES. HOWEVER, THE FINAL VALUE BEING REPORTED IS UP TO YOU TO DECIDE.
3. What if I can't find my title?
You can get a duplicate title for the vehicle at the title office. Follow this link for locations of a BMV in Franklin county.
4. How do I get my car to you?
For your convenience, we can come to you and pick it up. We will provide free towing for your vehilce if necessary.
Call us at 614-519-1436 to set up a pick up time or we can call you when you contact us through the form above.
In some cases, donors prefer to drop a car off than have someone come to their home. In that case we will arrange to receive your donation from you at our HireLevel Auto Car Lot at 2915 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio.
5. How is HireLevel Auto program different from other car donation programs?
YFC's HireLevel Auto actually uses donated cars as a "learning lab" for students to learn job skills. After cars have been repaired, they are sold with a retail used car price. On average cars that are repaired and sold this way sell for 1-2 times more than they would have brought at an auction. These two practices multiply the value of each donation in both dollars generated and services provided to kids from each car donated. For a donor, this represents a greater return on the donation rather than a program that just resells donated cars at auction.
6. Will every car be repaired by the kids?
No, some cars are not economically worth fixing and /or unsafe to resell. In those instances the vehicles are "cannibalized" for parts and then recycled for scrap. This is still a valuable contribution to us and maximizes each contribution for the overall program.