American Red Cross Colorado Chapters accept sizeable, bulk donations if they meet a need that would offset an operating cost. Examples of such items are: office supplies, vehicles, vehicle maintenance, fuel for vehicles, phone service, phone cards, restaurant support for meals and events, motel/hotel lodging for those displaced by disaster, janitorial supplies and services and printing services for training material.
The Red Cross is unable to accept small, individual in-kind donations or collections of items such as clothing, food or cleaning supplies. The cost to sort, package and distribute these types of donations to disaster victims is greater than the cost of purchasing the items locally – and it is logistically impossible to distribute a wide variety of individual items in an equitable way. Therefore, we recommend that you support your community by donating these items to an organization that is equipped to put them to the best possible local use. Please visit the United Way for recommendations.
The American Red Cross has a vehicle donation program with Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) that converts unneeded vehicles into Red Cross donations to help those in need.
The program offers an easy donation process with convenient, free pick-up and towing, and a tax-deductible way to dispose of unwanted vehicles.
To donate a vehicle, contact the Red Cross online at redcross.org/cardonation or call 855-92 RC CAR to make arrangements. IAA representatives will pick up your vehicle at a time that’s convenient for you, at no cost to you. They will then sell the vehicle, give the proceeds of the sell to the American Red Cross and provide a tax receipt on behalf of the Red Cross.
The program accepts cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, snowmobiles, jet skis, tractors, farm equipment and other types of vehicles, in any condition—even salvaged.