House of Dreams cat shelter and the Volunteers of America Oregon are
proud to offer a unique way to help support House of Dreams care for our
cats! We are working with Charity Connections and Volunteers of
America Oregon's vehicle donation program to allow you to specify
House of Dreams as the beneficiary of the sale of your car.
Getting started is easy! All you have to do is go to click on
this link from Charity-connections.org. Once you do that,
someone from there will contact you.
Here are some frequently asked questions about using the vehicle
Q: Why should I use the vehicle donation program?
A: There are several:
receive greater value for your vehicle as a charitable contribution on
your itemized tax return.
won't have to try and sell the vehicle yourself.
of Dreams is part of the Volunteers of America Oregon Vehicle Donation
Q: What percent of the proceeds go to House of
A: 60% of the vehicle sale proceeds goes to House
of Dreams, and 40% goes to VOA Oregon for
Q: How will my car be used?
A: If VOA Oregon can sell your vehicle, they will
perform minor repairs to maximize the sale price of the vehicle.
Q: Does my vehicle have to be running?
A: No. VOA Oregon accepts running and non-running
vehicles. (Some restrictions may apply to oversized vehicles and tow
Q: What types of vehicles can be donated?
A: Cars, trucks, boats, motor homes, travel
trailers, utility trailers, and aircraft, to name a few. They have
even received and sold a fire engine!
Q: Will they pick up my vehicle, and what is
their towing charge?
A: Yes, they will pick up your vehicle at
no charge to you.
Q: What if I have an out of state title?
A: No problem – VOA Oregon can process a donation
with an out-of-state title, and they can accept vehicles in any state
- The vehicle must have an intact engine, transmission and all
4 wheels with inflated tires present and able to spin.
- VOA Oregon will not accept vehicles that have been in a
fire, flood or major collision. Vehicles with broken axles, cracked
blocks, thrown rods, blown head or headgasket, broken timing belt,
broken cam shaft or other broken engine part or transmission
preventing it to run and drive if 10 years or older will not be
accepted. Specialty vehicles such as classics, SUV’s, 4-wheel drives
and some pick-ups are almost always accepted even with the above
- Vehicles on a “Possessory Lien” will not be accepted. The
donor must have a clear title to the vehicle, even if the title is not
in their name. Vehicles with lost or destroyed titles can still be
accepted; however, vehicle pick-up will be delayed until “clear title”
status can be determined and all documents (that VOA Oregon will
provide) have been signed and returned.
- VOA Oregon accepts out of state titles. If the donor has lost
or destroyed their out of state title VOA Oregon cannot accept
donation until the donor has obtained a new title (Washington State is
the exception for this rule)