Jubilee Cars accepts vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, boats, trailers) in any condition – in need of repair, beyond repair or in great condition!
The Jubilee Cars ministry was initiated to provide vehicles for the residents at Outreach’s Jubilee Village, a transitional housing and independent, supportive housing program for single, formerly homeless mothers and their children.
Vehicles that are not provided to residents within our organization are either salvaged for parts or repaired and then sold. The proceeds from the sale of vehicles are utilized to support Outreach’s community services.
For more information about Jubilee Cars, please contact Dan Moore by email or by calling 630.682.1910 x248
122 W. Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187
Thank you for considering donating your vehicle to Jubilee Cars! Jubilee Cars accepts most types of transportation vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUV’s, vans, boats, trailers – in all conditions. Free towing is available. All vehicle donations are tax deductible as charitable contributions to the extent provided by law. To begin, complete our online donation form.
Donating your vehicle
- The main office for the Jubilee Cars ministry is located at 122 W. Liberty Drive in Wheaton. However, the primary drop-off place for donated vehicles is at Jubilee Village in Carol Stream. Someone should be able to receive your donation by appointment only during the following times: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or on Saturday.
- Please call 630.682.1910 during normal business hours to arrange a date and time for vehicle drop-off or pickup.
- Please bring keys, title and any applicable accessories for the donated vehicle, and a screwdriver to remove license plates. Please sign the title in the box labeled “Assignment of Title” where it says “Signature of Seller” (IL titles).
- Please make sure Outreach has your current mailing address. Within 30 days, donors will receive a receipt and tax form 1098-C from Outreach in the mail.
If your vehicle is not running, we can tow your vehicle to one of our local facilities for needed repairs. To set up a pickup time (primarily Monday through Friday during normal business hours) please call Outreach’s main office at 630.682-1910. A key and a title are required for all donated vehicles, including those that are inoperable. License plates should be removed and the title should be signed in the box labeled “Assignment of Title” where it says “Signature of Seller” (IL titles). Within 30 days, donors will receive a receipt and tax form 1098-C from Outreach in the mail.
Beginning in 2005, tax law changes require that Jubilee Cars inform the donor of the vehicle’s condition and the sales value at disposition. Once it has disposed of the vehicle, donors will be informed by mail of the vehicle’s disposition and the value of the vehicle that was established upon disposition. Typically a vehicle’s value is determined one of four ways:
- Salvage – These vehicles are not repairable (or not financially feasible to repair) and they are sold by Outreach to be salvaged for parts. The value of these vehicles is no more than $499.
- Sale – Vehicles that run but are not given to new owners by Jubilee Cars are sold through various channels. The value of these vehicles is the amount obtained by Jubilee Cars when sold. Within 30 days of the vehicle’s sale, the donor will be informed of this value by mail.
- Repaired then Sold – Vehicles requiring substantial repairs that are repaired by Jubilee Cars and then sold. This may take a significant time to complete. As a “repaired” vehicle, the value of the donation for these vehicles is the fair market value at the time of donation. In these instances, the donor may claim the vehicle’s fair market value at the time of donation, per Blue Book guidelines (not to exceed the private party value). Vehicles must be worth repairing to be determined by Jubilee Cars, and the donor will receive notice that the car has been repaired and disposed.
- Distribution – Vehicles that are given to new owners by Jubilee Cars are given freely and thus no value is established by a sale. In these instances, the donor will be allowed by the IRS to claim the vehicle’s fair market value at the time of donation, per Blue Book guidelines (not to exceed the private party value).For more information on IRS guidelines, please see IRS Publication 4303 — “A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations.”
Jubilee Cars works hard to maximize the value of each donated vehicle as this benefits both the ministry as well as the donor. Vehicles not given to a client within the organization are usually sold in an arm’s length deal for the private-party value listed in the Kelly Blue Book. The goal is to extract the maximum amount from each car possible, enabling Jubilee Cars to give more vehicles away.
What happens to donated vehicles
Jubilee Cars supplies vehicles to Jubilee Village, a transitional housing program for single, formerly homeless young mothers operated by Outreach Community Ministries. Mothers at Jubilee Village receive wrap-around services such as counseling, case management and parenting classes. Having a vehicle to commute to work is critical to helping these mothers gain independence. Vehicles not provided to Outreach clients are either sold for parts or repaired and then sold by Jubilee Cars. Proceeds underwrite Jubilee Cars operations and any remaining balance supports Outreach’s programs.