Looking to donate your car in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or St. Paul, MN? Let Auto Technical, Inc. help you to give back to the community. Through our partnerships with local agencies, we serve individuals dealing with economic hardship, job loss or medical issues and have survived domestic violence or torture. Your generosity in helping these individuals and their families to get a jumpstart in life is greatly appreciated.
Since 1994, Auto Technical, Inc. has received car donations from generous individuals throughout Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. An IRS-approved 501(c)(3), Auto Technical legally accepts car donations. This is important to note because not all “car charities” have this authority.
Our organization reconditions all vehicles, getting them in tip-top shape before giving them back into the community.
Whom We Serve
Our founder, Richard Johnson, started Auto Technical after decades of owning successful car dealerships in Minnesota. When he retired, Richard sought ways to assist those unable to afford their own cars.
With immense compassion for individuals and families limited by lack of transportation, Richard set out to partner with organizations that serve families in need. They include:
- Lifetrack Resources. Having served the Twin Cities since 1948, Lifetrack works with children, families and adults facing major life challenges. Its mission is to strengthen these individuals and help them to create better lives.
- Tubman. The largest provider of domestic violence support services in Minnesota, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, elder care resources, youth programming and community education to women, children and families.
- Minnesota Workforce Center. Led by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the Minnesota Workforce Center has about 50 locations throughout the state. Its purpose is to help job seekers find employment and businesses to find talent.
- The Center for Victims of Torture. At its international headquarters in Minnesota, The Center for Victims of Torture provides torture survivors with a healing sanctuary to help them rebuild their lives.
To receive a car donation from Auto Technical, you must have been referred by any of the above organizations.
How to Donate Your Car in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or St. Paul, MN
If you’re looking to donate your car in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or St. Paul, MN, Auto Technical would be so grateful for your donation. The organizations above represent individuals and families seeking to better their lives after coming out of desperate circumstances. In many cases, adults who need cars have children. Having reliable transportation can help a parent get to and from work so they can come home and offer a quality life to their children. In other cases, these families need to visit elderly or sick family members. We are always seeking car donations.
Even if your car is not running, Rich will come to your home to pick up your vehicle with his trailer. He makes the process easy. He will provide you with paperwork that includes tax forms and the donor’s bill of sale. You will not have to go to the DMV to transfer the title. We will do that for you. The form takes about seven minutes to complete!
When you donate your vehicle to Auto Technical, you can rest assured you will receive the best tax deduction. Because the IRS allows your tax value to be based on the car undergoing repair and put into first-class condition, you are entitled to higher fair market value when you donate your vehicle to us.