National Car Donation Month - December
(Last Updated On: November 10, 2022)


National Car Donation Month serves as a reminder that we can give in many ways to causes we care about without writing a check. Every year in the U.S., we donate 750,000 vehicles with the most donations occurring in December.

Each December, car dealerships, celebrities, and ordinary citizens celebrate National Car Donation Month with generous donations to the causes they choose. Even those without a car to donate have a role. They participate through social media by proclaiming their favorite cause and encouraging donations from others. All month long, the observance encourages us to consider making a car donation to our favorite charities. This alternative donation is yet another way to support our favorite organizations in December and all year long, too.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCarDonationMonth #MyRideMyCause

Donate a car to your favorite cause at or participate in the social media events to support your favorite charity. Your gift will help make a difference in someone’s life. And we know not everyone has a car to donate. However, we all have the power to share the message and to get involved.

  • Share the message on social media using #NationalCarDonationMont and #MyRideMyCause.
  • Not all charities accept car donations, but Causenetwork Foundation helps with the process. Learn more about car donation from
  • Your generous gift makes a difference in over 1 million+ charities recognized by the IRS.

Hashtags for the events include #NationalCarDonationMonth and #MyRideMyCause with new ways to participate being added each year.


CauseNetwork Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that provides free fundraising tools for charities, founded National Car Donation Month to bring awareness to vehicle donations. The foundation enables all US registered charities to be able to benefit from this generous way to give (previously, <1% of charities had a car donation program).

Car donations can be made to any of the 1MM+ charities recognized by the IRS on The program sends the net proceeds from the auction of the donated vehicles to the donor’s charity, and the donor receives a receipt for the maximum tax deduction allowed by law.

In 2018, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the celebration to be observed annually.


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