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Types of Donations


Make financial donations by check or credit card. These payment methods can help you keep a record of your donations. They can also protect you from charity scams.

Goods and Personal Property

Some charities accept non-cash donations, such as clothing and household items. Donate items that are in good (or better) condition. Keep a list of the items you donated, for your taxes.


You can donate your car, truck, boat, or other vehicles to a charity. An organization may give a donated vehicle to someone,  use it for operations, or sell it at auction.  If you donate a vehicle, you will need to transfer the title of the vehicle to the charity. Also, remove license plates and registration documents before you donate the car.

Other Property

You may also give other types of items to charities:
  • Art
  • Jewelry
  • Stocks
  • Real Estate
  • Patents
The value of these items may need an expert appraisal. The values could depend on offers to buy the items and the timing of the donation.