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San Diego Area Car Donations: Donate a Car, Boat, Yacht, used Truck or RV to charity and receive the Maximum Legal Tax Deduction and possibly a Partial Cash Payment.


Your car donation can benefit the fine charities and residents of San Diego and surrounding areas. You can donate a car, boat, yacht, used RV, truck, aircraft, snowmobile, Jet Ski or other property to your favorite local charity. Our car donation, boat, RV and other property donation service in San Diego is fast, easy and hassle free! There is absolutely no charge for pickup locally or nationwide. If you have been thinking, “maybe I should consider donating my car” “or maybe donating my boat or RV” -- You can quickly receive a “no obligation” evaluation to make sure your potential donation is acceptable to your charity of choice by proceeding in one of two ways:


action_donation Call our toll free number now and talk to one of our courteous operators who are on duty 7 days a week, 1 (866) 244-8464, or


action_donation Complete our On-Line Car Donation Evaluation Form. It only takes a few minutes!


Pickups are scheduled at donors convenience. Free towing 7 days a Week.



How ACTION DONATION SERVICES® maximizes the selling price of Car, Truck, Boat, RV, and other Property Donations in San Diego:


In San Diego County we have a two acre processing center where we maximize the value of donations benefiting the donor and the charity. We do this by “repairing” and selling donations in both the wholesale and retail markets whenever financially beneficial to the charity. We believe that we are the only company in the area processing donations for some of America’s finest charities in a manner that maximizes the potential tax deduction for donors and well as increasing the income going to the charity!

We have exclusive agreements in the San Diego area to process donations for some of America’s finest charities. Our client charities are our best references. We are exacting in following DMV and IRS rulings and guidelines. We provide all the necessary receipts and IRS forms promptly to donors.

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Most of our competitors simply pickup the vehicle and take it to a recycler or a wholesale auction. We do much more whenever feasible for the donor and the charity! Maximizing the dollar value of donations greatly benefits both the donor and the charity … providing increased income for the charity and the highest possible legal tax deductions for the donor. We offer the potential of partial cash payments (IRS “bargain sale”) to donors for higher value donations. In addition to having our own auction and retail facilities convenient to San Diego, we contract with the most reputable towing and auction companies in the nation, allowing us to minimize handling fees and maximize the return on all donated property nationwide. We are totally dedicated to providing friendly and competent customer service to every donor. Action Donation Services prides itself on operating the finest charity property donation facilitating company in the nation!


Call Now to Donate a Car, Boat, RV, Truck or Motorcycle:

1 (866) 244-8464, or complete our fast & easy

On-line Car & Boat Donation Evaluation Form



Action Donation Services will make significant material improvements to donated property (whenever financially beneficial to the client charity) … in order to achieve the maximum legal tax deduction to the donor and to in maximize the net return to the client charity.  These examples are typical of the effort put into MAXIMIZING THE VALUE of charity donations handled by our service.


Significant Material Improvement - San Diego


We go the “extra mile” time and time again for our donors and client charities!


San Diego client charities enthusiastically endorse our program!

Click on any of the local charities below to obtain a “no obligation” evaluation of your potential used vehicle, boat, motorhome, truck, or personal watercraft donation. You are under no obligation to donate to your selected charity by completing our on-line evaluation form.

 action donation“The mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year- round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities [mental retardation], giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. SOSC serves over 11,000 children and adults, ranging in age from eight to eighty”.

“The Action Donation Services property donation program is great! Since May of 2003 they have sent us a substantial amount of money to help us deliver our Special Olympics sports programs to our community of athletes. They are absolutely wonderful with our donors and they maximize the selling price of the donations. It’s a fabulous partnership for our local Special Olympics program. Please donate your no longer wanted used vehicle, motorhome or boat to SOSC.


-- Roxane Thompson, Director, Special Olympics, North San Diego County --


action donation"RaceLegal was formed in 1998 in San Diego as a non-profit dedicated to providing a legal and safe alternative to illegal street racing. This community based program has produced fantastic results. Year 2003 data show a 99% reduction in organized illegal street racing activity in San Diego and a 79% improvement in illegal street racing involved crash mortality/morbidity. Year 2005 has produced a remarkable 94% improvement in street racing related mortality/morbidity when compared to the baseline year of 2002. The program saves lives! TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.RaceLegal.com <http://www.racelegal.com/>  and watch our 5 minute action packed on-line video: Asphalt Junkies: Race Track, not Street. Then donate that car, boat, RV, trailer, or motorcycle that is no longer needed! We need all the community support that we can get in order to keep this life saving program going. That is why we retained Action Donation Services in 2004 to process our auto, boat, RV and motorcycle donations. They take great care of our donors and they take care of all the paperwork for us and provide our donors with the required IRS receipts. We know they are an honest organization and try their best to maximize the value of donations by “fixing up” donations when feasible to benefit RaceLegal and our donors (larger potential tax deduction!). We can recommend them to donors without reservation."


-- Lydia DeNecochea, Executive Director, RaceLegal, San Diego --


action donation“Since 1907, the YWCA of San Diego County has worked to improve our community by increasing the status of women, girls and families, and advancing racial justice. Often ahead of its time and with remarkable vision, the YWCA has tackled such problems as homelessness, domestic violence, child care needs, poverty, fair housing and civil rights. Our programs and services continue to be guided by a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. The YWCA’s programs and services would not be possible without the community support we receive. We are grateful for your donation of a used vehicle, boat, motorcycle, RV or other property that will help us deliver our service to the community,”


-- YWCA of San Diego County --

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“The Burn Institute is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Founded in 1972, one of the Institute's first accomplishments was to help establish the UCSD Regional Burn Center. Today, the Burn Institute continues to: reach thousands of children and adults each year with lifesaving fire and burn prevention education; fund vital burn research and treatment; and conduct burn survivor support programs that help children and adults cope with the devastating psychological and physical effects of their injuries”.

“Courteous service and efficient handling of donated property has been our experience with Action Donation Services. They are honest, reliable and we get good feedback from our donors. We can recommend them without reservation.


-- James A. Floros, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Burn Institute, San Diego


action donation"Our Stunts-Ability program is a relatively small non-profit with limited resources. We assist people with disabilities through education, participation and self-esteem building programs. We help train and place disabled adults and children in the film industry – this year alone we helped cast over 25 feature films including Pirates of the Caribbean. Action Donation Services has been processing auto, boat and RV donations for us since April of 2003. They consistently do a terrific job for us and our donors and we appreciate the donation referrals we receive from their advertising. I believe everyone connected with Action is of the highest integrity and honesty. I can strongly recommend them to donors and charities alike. You can be confident that your property donation to Stunts-Ability will be handled quickly, professionally and “hassle free”.


-- David Smith, Executive Director, Stunts-Ability, San Diego


action donation“The mission of Cal-Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association is to improve the quality of life for veterans of the United States Armed Forces and others who have a spinal cord injury or disease. Cal-Diego PVA has dedicated 25 years of service, improving the quality of life for our veterans. While receiving no federal funding, Cal-Diego PVA has consistently provided needed services to our members and families. Your donation of a car, boat or motorhome will help us to serve our veterans and others with spinal cord injuries or diseases.”


-- Cal-Diego Paralyzed Veterans Association


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Typical Donor Testimonials!

“My 1987 motorhome had several minor problems, so I decided to donate it through Action Donation Services. ADS repaired and then sold it for $7,000! They really offer a wonderful service. I was very impressed with their level of professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend their service to anyone.”


-- Douglas, Poway, CA (ID# 3313123) --

“Our family has a long standing commitment and love for Balboa Naval Medical Center, Pediatric Services, where our daughter received such wonderful care. As sailboat owners who were relocating from San Diego, we wanted the sale of our boat to benefit the pediatric unit and support the mission of the dedicated medical services team. Action Donation Services made that happen! From our first phone call, and throughout the process, we knew we were working with a professional organization that shared the same commitment and enthusiasm we do for the Armed Services community. Their efforts included making many improvements to the boat that resulted in maximizing our donation potential. It's important to say that without the expertise and passion they brought to this project we simply wouldn't have had the resources to achieve our donation goal.”

-- Roy and Bettye, Chula Vista, California (ID#08M84G) --


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