Vehicles donated to Denver Rescue Mission help support programs and services for people in need.
We created the Vehicle Donations Program to provide transportation for graduates of our New Life Program and families who participate in our Family Services programs. The men and women who complete our long-term programs often require reliable transportation to secure employment. Owning a vehicle makes one less barrier for these deserving individuals to overcome on their road to success.
Some donated vehicles may be used for general Mission purposes, given to other program participants or sold to raise money for Mission programs.
Donating your vehicle is easy! And, when you give to the Mission, you can be assured that your tax-deductible gift will be used responsibly to help those experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community
- Began in 1998
- Provides an incentive for men and women to complete the New Life Program
- Offers graduates reliable transportation to pursue job goals without incurring debt
- Increases employment and vocational opportunities
- Some vehicles are used for general Mission purposes or sold to raise money for Mission programs
Donating is a quick and easy process; yet, it will have a profound and long-term impact in someone’s life.
How it Works
Step 1: Answer these questions:
- Is your vehicle or motorcycle located within 80 miles of the Denver metro area?
- Do you have a clear title in your possession?
Step 2: If your answer is yes to both these questions, call 303.331.2938 or 303.297.1815.
Step 3: Mission representatives will come to your home to pick up the car at your convenience.
Step 4: We will provide you with a tax-deductible receipt for your files.
DRM Blog — “…The men and women who complete our long-term programs often require reliable transportation to secure employment. Owning a vehicle makes one less barrier for these deserving individuals to overcome on their road to success. The shop also provides services such as repairs and maintenance.
And the shop just got a new volunteer! 18-year-old, Amanda Dungan, began volunteering at the shop earlier this summer. She comes every Tuesday to offer her time and skills to fix cars and further her experience in mechanical engineering. It is inspiring to see that such a young and bright mind is willing to get her hands dirty to be of service for those less fortunate….”
In The News
Denver Post – “David Rickard, one of New Life Program graduates at Denver Rescue Mission, received a donated 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. Graduates who complete all program requirements also receive a car to help in their transition. Rickard is free of his addiction, earned his GED and is employed at a medical office."
9NEWS – “Andrea Ramos couldn’t hold back the tears as she got behind the wheel of a red four-door 2004 Hyundai Elantra. She gripped the wheel and then covered her face, as the tears streamed down her cheeks. She’d been waiting a long time for this. ‘Everything I do, I do for my kids,’ the mom of three said. ‘And I want them to be able to have a good life. And having a car will do that..