• Seguin Auto Center
    5601 West Ogden Avenue
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (708) 850-CARS (2277)
  • info@seguinauto.org

UCP Seguin Auto Donation Program FAQ's

  1. What kinds of vehicles can be donated?

UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago accepts all vehicle donations – cars, trucks, RV's, buses, vans, etc.

  1. Does the vehicle have to be operational?


  1. What do I need to make a donation?

All you need to do is call UCP Seguin @ 708.850.CARS or 708.652.5037. You will need to provide a clean title to the vehicle at the time of donation pick-up.

  1. Do you accept donations from outside the Chicagoland area?


  1. Can you pick my vehicle up?

Yes, UCP Seguin will make all the necessary arrangements to pick up the vehicle at no expense to the donor.

  1. Can I help with the towing expenses?

By donating your vehicle to UCP Seguin there is no expense to the donor for towing.

  1. Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, by donating your vehicle to UCP Seguin you are eligible to deduct charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. You can deduct contributions to a charity if you itemize deductions on your Schedule A of Form 1040. Beginning January 1, 2005, taxpayers can deduct ONLY the proceeds the charity gets from the sale of the vehicle if claimed value exceeds $500.00. Donors must receive a written acknowledgement for the charity that includes the sale price of the vehicle and the donor's social security number. All donors will be provided written acknowledgement within 30 days of the sale of the car. For more information on the IRS guidelines, please visit http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Charitable-Organizations/IRS-Guidance-Explains-Rules-for-Vehicle-Donations

  1. How is the value of my vehicle determined?

The fair market value is the price a willing buyer would pay and a willing seller would accept for the vehicle. If a vehicle pricing guide is used to determine fair market value, the sale listed price should reflect a vehicle that is the same make, model, and year, sold in the same condition, and with the same or substantially similar options or accessories, as your vehicle. Moreover, the fair market value of a vehicle donated after June 3, 2005, cannot exceed the price listed for a private-party sale.

  1. Will I receive a receipt?

Yes, at the time of pick-up you will receive a Bill of Sale.

  1. Who benefits from my donation?

Your generous donation will benefit the programs & services of Seguin Services.

  1. Who is the Auto Center and UCP Seguin?

The Auto Center is a business of Seguin Enterprises, which is a subsidiary of UCP Seguin. UCP Seguin is a 501C3 non-profit organization serving adults and children with disabilities and other special needs. Seguin Services is an Illinois licensed used vehicle dealer (dealer #3417, DRS #0500051403).