There are so many more ways to give…
Shop Amazon Smile
When you shop on smile.amazon.com, choose Sky Island Alliance as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to us, at no cost to you. Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop online on Amazon.com. To shop at Amazon Smile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
Donate a Vehicle
Got a clunker or just looking to upgrade to something new? Donate your old vehicle to Sky Island Alliance! Sky Island Alliance welcomes donations of cars, trucks, RVs, boats, motorcycles, or other vehicles. Your unwanted vehicle – in any condition – can translate to conservation and protection for wildlife.
How it works: When you donate by phone toll-free 1-(855)-SKY-CAR-5 or online, Charitable Adult Ride Services (CARS) will accept the donation, pick up your vehicle, and send Sky Island Alliance a check on your behalf. CARS is a service oriented car donation management program based in San Diego, California.
All you need is a clear title, and we’ll take care of the rest, including pick–up, at no cost to you. Once your vehicle has been sold, you’ll be sent a receipt for your tax records, and the sale proceeds will be donated to Sky Island Alliance, in your name.
To learn more about this program, please call toll-free 1-(855)-SKY-CAR-5 or click here.
Vehicle Donation FAQs
What are the benefits of donating my vehicle? Sky Island Alliance benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund our new and existing conservation, restoration and outreach programs. You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. You also avoid the costs and hassle associated with selling your car.
How is the vehicle’s value determined? The value is determined by the gross proceeds raised from the sale of the donated vehicle. You no longer have the burden of determining the value yourself.
What does Sky Island Alliance do with donated vehicles? The vehicles are sold at a private auction. The funds from vehicle donations are used to support our mission work.
Does my car have to be running to qualify for donation? In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow–able. Call the CARS customer service representative to find out if your vehicle qualifies at 1-(855)-SKY-CAR-5.
What paperwork do I need? The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title. Have your title with you when you call in your donation. (Please note: a clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien.)
How long will it take to pick up my vehicle? We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days to set up a time that is convenient for you. There is no charge for the service.
Remember Sky Island Alliance in Your Will
Remembering Sky Island Alliance in your will is a powerful and lasting way to ensure long-term conservation success and healthy communities in the Sky Islands. No matter the size of your gift, it will help. By making plans today, you are leaving a wild legacy – for generations to come.
Making an estate gift can be as simple as leaving a bequest in your will, by including a codicil to your existing will. It can be done by designating Sky Island Alliance as a full or partial beneficiary on a retirement plan (like an IRA or a 401K) or even a life insurance policy. We hope you’ll consider including a gift to Sky Island Alliance in your will or living trust. By planning now, you and your family may receive tax benefits, and your generous gift will help accomplish your charitable goals.
We would be happy to provide you with more information about planned giving and to work with you and your financial and legal advisors. Sky Island Alliance is a 501(c)(3) organization and our tax ID is #86-0796748.