CLEVELAND — In recent months, Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity has seen a sharp increase in Clevelanders donating their vehicles to the organization.

What You Need To Know

  • Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity will take old vehicles off of your hands through their Cars for Homes program
  • Habitat will pick up your vehicle and use the money from the sale to help fund their mission of affordable housing

  • This year, the organization has seen a sharp increase in Clevelanders donating their vehicles

These donations are part of Habitat’s Cars for Homes program, which is one of the ways people support the nonprofit housing organization. Kimberly Pride, the director of development for Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, said the revenue generated from the sale of the donated vehicles helps build and rehab homes for local families. 

“Last year, we had 74 cars donated to us and that brought in $71,000, which is wonderful. This year, we so far have 25 cars donated to us,” Pride explained. “So we are looking to get a few more cars this year and it would be great if we could hit that $100,000 mark and have the cars fund a home.”

Greater Cleveland Habitat will come pick up your vehicle.

Pride added that it’s not just cars you can donate, they will take donations of boats, trucks, motorcycles, RVs and more. She said the only requirement for pick up is that the vehicle has air in it’s tires.

“You can know that you are really helping your community,” she said. “The money will go to the zip code that you live in, to that Habitat in that zip code, and then you can also direct it. If you want to help a particular area, but you can really make improvements in your community as well as get rid of that burdensome car in your driveway.”