Donate a Car

DONATE ONLINE or call 1-800-632-6095



What Happens To My Vehicle?                                                                                    

The vehicles received by Teen Challenge are assessed at our shop and processed in a variety of ways, including:

  • AUCTION or SELL PRIVATELY:  Our graduates and students do minor mechanical and detailing work on the vehicle to prepare it to be sold at auction.
  • RECYCLER:  Our graduates and students strip the vehicle of valuable parts and the bulk weight is sold to a local recycler.
  • FLEET:  Occasionally we are able to register a donated vehicle and use it at the Teen Challenge centre for student appointments, food donation pickups and various daily errands.

How Does My Vehicle Donation Benefit Teen Challenge?

Your vehicle benefits the Teen Challenge charity in a twofold way - by the valuable vocational experience the students gain at the shop, and with the proceeds raised from the processed vehicles going back into our recovery and awareness programs.

How Does My Vehicle Donation Benefit Me?

  • The vehicle is picked up by our driver at no charge to you.
  • You receive a tax-deductible charitable donation receipt for your vehicle. 
  • You have the satisfaction of knowing that your donation truly helps give someone who was once controlled by drugs and alcohol a chance at a new life, free from addiction.  

What will the value of my tax receipt be?

Currently our minimum receipt value is $500 in Brandon and area, $500 in Winnipeg and area, and $440 in NW Ontario (reflective of variables such as price of steel, processing revenues, etc).  Please call the office for more info.

Will Teen Challenge pick up my vehicle if it's not running?

Yes, Teen Challenge will send a tow-truck to pick up your vehicle, free of charge.  If the vehicle is running, we can send our driver team with a dealer plate to drive it back. Out of town vehicle pickups will be determined on a case by case basis.

No, we are not able to pick up a vehicle that needs to be towed. If your vehicle is safe to drive (does not have to be insured), our driver team is able to pick it up.

Can I Drop Off My Vehicle?

Yes! Please see our drop-off locations below and call ahead to make sure someone is available to receive your vehicle:

  • Winnipeg - 260 Jean Marc Avenue, click for map
  • Thunder Bay - 401 Syndicate Ave S.

I Have More Questions!

Great!  One of our friendly staff members will be pleased to answer any other questions:

DONATE ONLINE or call 1-800-632-6095

For donations in BC, visit or call 1-888-575-3930.
For donations in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Southern Ontario, visit or call 1-877-684-4777.