Our programs help over 350,000 people in Washington every year. Please help us by donating a car.
Emergency food, shelter and supportive services for hundreds of thousands of Washington families make Volunteers of America stand alone among charities that accept car donation.
Washington hasn’t been immune to the nation’s economic tsunami. If you aren’t a few missed mortgage payments away from living on the street, you probably know someone who is. Volunteers of America Western Washington uses our car donation program to help more than 350,000 people a year rebuild their lives after economic disaster. When you donate car, Washington you help Volunteers of America provide emergency food to men, women and their children in communities from Bellingham to Lakewood. And that’s just the beginning. We also provide homes and supportive services to Washington seniors. We provide emergency mental health services and a suicide hot line to help people in crisis. Our network of transitional housing programs, disability services, food bank services, and affordable permanent housing centers are second to none. You make these life-changing programs possible when you donate to our charity, donate cars, trucks, boats or other vehicles. An average of 88 cents of every dollar donated to Volunteers of America Western Washington goes directly to programs that help people – a statistic unmatched by any other charity car donation program.
It’s no exaggeration to say you work miracles when you donate. Car charity funded programs run by Volunteers of America Western Washington include those that help Washington’s neediest citizens with the tools to rebuild their lives: counseling, mental health services, educational services, help fighting substance abuse, help finding housing and finding a job. No local charities that accept car donation provide the kinds of services Volunteers of America Western Washington does.
Looking to donate a vehicle to charity? Donate cars to VOA Western Washington and support these life-changing community based programs:
- Community Information and Referral
We offer a front door into local health and human services resources for callers looking for help, or hoping to give help. Our North Sound 2-1-1 call center serves Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties. The program also helps implement community solutions to key local issues, including two targeted hotlines for those experiencing homelessness and those with special transportation needs.
- Disability Services
We are committed to those with developmental disabilities, fostering their independence, community involvement and ability to experience the highest possible quality of life. Our programs include Supported Living which offers independent housing and living support as well as Accessible Recreational Options that provides access to recreation opportunities and escorted travel excursions.
- Dispute Resolution Services
We believe that empowering individuals and families to resolve their own conflicts builds community capacity to value diversity, empathy, and communication. Our services include mediation, phone conciliation, and conflict resolution skills training.
- Emergency Mental Health Services/Care Crisis Response Services
Feeling safe and significant is fundamental to an individual’s ability to be healthy and strong. To prevent mental health crises from compromising this, we offer a regional crisis line, and other emergency resources to access the mental health system in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties. Read Bob's story to understand the help our suicide hotline is able to provide when people who have junk cars donate them to Volunteers of America.
- Family and Children’s Services
We encourage the positive development of Washington’s children, youth, and their families, particularly those most at risk. Our programs help youth build a healthy foundation and include child-care referrals and financial assistance, child care and school-age provider training and support, ECEAP preschool services, literacy resources, and mentoring for children of incarcerated parents.
- Food Bank Services
Our Food Banks in Everett, Sultan, and North Seattle (Greenwood) are dedicated to providing healthy, nutritious food for our hungry neighbors. Our food banks provide emergency food to families and individuals in need, while also providing monthly home deliveries to low-income seniors. Read Henry's story to see what happens when you donate cars, donate trucks or any unused vehicles.
- Housing & Transitional Services
We are dedicated to promoting and empowering the dignity that comes with self-sufficiency. We work with individuals and families in crisis through our programs that include housing, homelessness preventions, Life Skills training, and job placement support. Read Carmen's story about her journey out of homelessness and you’ll never have any doubt about where to donate cars.
- Housing for Seniors and Veterans
We provide access to quality, affordable housing for seniors and veterans through The Theodora in northeast Seattle. Services include meals, housekeeping, private phone, community Internet access, medications monitoring, and more.
- Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RSVP provides volunteer and community engagement opportunities for seniors and retired individuals in the Skagit County region. Program participants are matches with opportunities matching their interests and skills.
- Senior Companionship Services
We know that as individuals grow older, their accumulated knowledge, experience and perspective become a huge asset to the community. We recognize this and encourage seniors to be healthy and active through companionship services, fostering their independence through a network of friendship, caring and support.
- Sky Valley Services
We engage community specifically in the Skykomish Valley of east Snohomish County to create social impact meaningful for individuals and families in that area. Our property is a resource for many community groups and meetings. Our programs include both emergency services, including homelessness prevention, case management and emergency response, senior center, food bank, and children’s services, including a weekly teen youth group, ongoing recreation activities, play groups and ECEAP preschool services.