Cars * RVs * Motorcycles * Boats * Planes

TO DONATE:

Challenge Island – Albuquerque North has partnered with One Community Auto to promote vehicle* donations that will provide additional funding for our critical mission to increase the number of New Mexicans who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) fields through engaging, innovative, vibrant enrichment programs.

Your donated vehicle* will help provide FREE fun, engaging, and enriching STEAM educational enrichment to youth in low income areas throughout New Mexico. You can live anywhere in the U.S. and donate your vehicle* to us!

VEHICLES* INCLUDE:

    

Cars

RVs

Motorcycles

Boats

Planes

Trucks

Farm Equipment

Heavy Equipment

“Totaled” Vehicles

Trailers

Fleet Equipment of all Kinds

 

HOW TO DONATE:

Donating your vehicle to help Challenge Island – Albuquerque North is easy, no cost (FREE to you), and we accept donations from anywhere in the nation (ALL 50 states). Just call 505- 901-9510 or fill out the online form below. We provide pickup at your convenience, handle all the title work, and provide you a receipt. It is very simple, and your vehicle donation is critical to educating New Mexico’s youth and getting kids excited about STEAM fields at an early age.

Since we accept any type of vehicle, cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, ATVs, utility vehicles, farm equipment, airplanes, trailers and even your wrecked vehicles, we have included a few scenarios:

Scenario 1

Time to trade in old Betsy, your trusty old pickup. Unfortunately, the dealer only offers you a few hundred dollars as a trade. You can donate Betsy and receive a minimum of a $500 tax deduction and Betsy gets to live on! The proceeds of your truck donation will help provide STEAM education to children and families throughout New Mexico.

 

 

Scenario 2

Aunt Mary gave you her 1976 Ford. It has been sitting for a number of years and you cannot find the title. You cannot bear to see it crushed at the junkyard. No problem, we accept any vehicle, running or not, title or not. We are happy to see the car donation live on and the proceeds will help Challenge Island – Albuquerque North with its educational programming that focuses on learning through teamwork and play!

 

Scenario 3

You had a fender bender on the way home from work. The insurance company wants to total out your vehicle, but you know it has lots of life left. No problem, you can donate your vehicle to help Challenge Island – Albuquerque North with their mission of free STEAM education. Let the insurance company total your vehicle but ask to buy it back. Sometimes, it is only a few dollars and you get a minimum of a $500 tax deduction or what it sells for.

Scenario 4

You are thinking about selling your trusty car on Craigslist or other classifieds.  Instead think about donating your vehicle.  Let us deal with all the headaches with selling something.  We can get it sold quickly and the proceeds of your car donation will benefit local children.

WHY DONATE?

Free Towing: We will pick up your vehicle donation, running or not, when it is most convenient, at home, work, or the shop.

Easy Paperwork: We handle everything: MVD and IRS paperwork is done quickly and efficiently. We handle all title paperwork, so you have nothing to worry about.

Fast Scheduling: Complete the form or call us and we will call you to arrange a convenient time to pick up your car.

Income Tax Deduction: We issue you an IRS tax receipt and get you the highest tax write-off possible. We strive to sell the vehicle at top price, so we get more proceeds to help our mission and to give you a higher deduction.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What types of vehicles can be donated to support Challenge Island – Albuquerque North?
We accept ALL vehicle donations: Cars, RVs, Motorcycles, Boats, Planes, Trucks, Farm Equipment, Heavy Equipment, “Totaled” Vehicles, Trailers, and Fleet Equipment of all Kinds. We can take anything on wheels!

What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle?
Generally, you need the title, free of liens. But, please call us to discuss your situation.

Is my donated vehicle tax-deductible?
Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) organization and have been approved by the IRS to receive donated items and issue a tax-deductible donation receipt for the item. Therefore, your vehicle donation may be 100% tax deductible based upon your personal tax situation. Please check with your tax advisor if you need more information.

How do I schedule a pick up?
Please call us at 505-901-9510 or fill out the online form below.

Do you accept wrecked vehicles?
Yes, many times it costs pennies on the dollar to buy back your vehicle and then donate it. We will handle the logistics of getting it from the tow yard or auction for you, so you have nothing to worry about.

TOP 10 REASONS TO DONATE:

  1. Challenge Island programs get children away from screens in an age when digital technology has taken over.

  2. Children learn 21st Century skills such as teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration.

  3. Children are encouraged to take risks in an environment where “failures” are transformed into learning moments.

  4. Children learn through play. They can be loud and have fun while developing a love of learning.

  5. All teams have an opportunity to share their creations, giving them a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

  6. Challenge Island lessons are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

  7. Challenge Island is the world’s #1 STEM/STEAM franchise.

  8. Challenge Island is located in 28 states and 4 countries.

  9. Nearly 1 million children have enjoyed Challenge Island.

  10. Tax deductions for YOU!  Saves you $$$!

 

New Mexico Facts as reported in a May 2016 Legislative Finance Committee Report:

  • While New Mexico is ranked 1st in high tech resources like Ph.D. scientists and federal research dollars per capita, the state is 50th in high tech employment growth since 2000, at negative 30 percent.

  • Approximately 2,600 STEM students graduate each year for 4,600 high tech job openings.

  • Graduates that did not attend high school in New Mexico are 20 percent more likely to major in STEM and three times more likely to receive an advanced degree compared to their native New Mexico counterparts.

  • Out-of-state STEM students who graduate from New Mexico institutions are half as likely to be employed in New Mexico.

  • The median salary for STEM graduates one year after graduation is $37 thousand, second only to allied health graduates at $41 thousand.

  • STEM graduates working specifically in the high tech industry have higher salaries, at $49 thousand, than graduates from any other field or industry.

We appreciate your contribution to New Mexico’s future!