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Because the profits from your vehicle donation go to your community, it is useful to know what special works are being done by the charities serving them. For a complete list of the special works of your favorite charity, go to its website. Below are highlights of the special works from a few states to show the variety of services your donations will help fund.

Donors may direct funds from their car donation to any St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Church, Catholic school, or Catholic community service or outreach program. If you need help locating a particular charity, ask one of our live operators or indicate it on the online donation form and we will determine the right program/location for your donation.


The charities in this state are focused on providing financial aid, food and clothing, and other types of direct aid. In one county, Vincentians serve more than 150,000 people each year with direct assistance, including direct financial aid for rent, utilities and transportation; clothing, food and furniture; and consultation, referral and intervention services.

Vincentians in another district provide food and clothing, shelter, and dependency assistance and also aid victims of domestic violence. Programs include a homeless shelter that provides meals and beds to over 300 homeless men and women, a detox center for substance abuse detoxification, and a program for battered women and their children that provides a safe place to live, food, clothing and counseling.

Washington, DC

St. Vincent de Paul volunteers in Washington DC are focused on distributing food and clothing, providing direct assistance, and offering various programs for the poor and homeless, including shelter, food, clothing, and child expenses.


Volunteers visit the needy in their homes, providing them with direct assistance in the form of food, furniture, clothing, rental payments, utility payments and more. These home visits create opportunities for positive lifestyle changes, emotional support and friendships that last forever.


In addition to providing shelter, transportation, and emotional comfort, volunteers help the needy with food from a food pantry and free clothes and household items from a thrift store. Other programs include financial assistance for rent and utility bills, burial services for the poor and homeless, and support groups for ex-offenders who need help with job training and independent living skills.


This district council distributes food and clothing and provides other direct assistance to the poor. Free dining rooms serve thousands of hot meals daily. Thrift store helps the needy with free clothes and household items.


This Catholic charity distributes weekly groceries from its centrally located food pantry. In addition, volunteers provide payment assistance for medical prescriptions and other medical bills as well as free clothes and household items. Rental and utility assistance is also available.