The average person spends anywhere between $800.00 and $3000.00 advertising and trying to sell their timeshare—which eventually sells for $1,500.00 to $4,500.00. That’s not much reward for what often takes a year or more of effort. Even worse, the Better Business Bureau recently issued a warning saying the timeshare resale market is one of the top ten scams in the U.S.
On the other hand, our donation process is safe, easy, fast, and has significant tax benefits, not to mention you’ll be helping some of the nation’s most important charities.
Upon transferring ownership of your timeshare, we will send you a receipt as proof of your donation which you can then use to qualify for a tax write-off. The amount of your tax write off will be determined by the value of your property, which should be assessed by a licensed third party appraiser. We offer appraisals from a licensed third party, should you desire one. Please contact our donation specialists for more information regarding the appraisal of your timeshare.
If you simply want to donate without first getting your property appraised, the tax code allows donors to take a deduction of up to $5000 without a formal appraisal. The donor must still provide support for their claimed value.
Once you receive your receipt, you should discuss its use with your accountant (or whomever you use for tax advice). You can also review the IRS web site regarding charitable donations at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf.
Warning: In order to legally qualify for a tax deduction, your property must be deeded to a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Beware that some low cost donation options may be skipping this step to keep their costs down. While this may seem like a bargain at first, it could lead to a very expensive audit. Our tax ID number is 20-4862885 and our status can be verified with the IRS.
Simply fill out our on-line submission form telling us about the timeshare you wish to donate and we will do all the work. Once we receive your submission form we can provide you with a link to our free webinar which explains the benefits of donating, takes you through the entire transfer process, warns against popular scams and compares the benefits of donating with selling your property.
We offer multiple programs, depending on your timeshare. Call your donation specialist at 877-8-A-CAUSE (877-822-2873) or submit your information and a donation specialist will call you within 24 hours.
Beware of companies trying to take your money over the phone. We have been helping timeshare owners for the past 8 years at the same location and with the same great reliable service. In order to prove our trustworthiness we are the only company that doesn’t charge an up-front fee. We prove ourselves first. Before you pay anything we will first do all the title work, draft the necessary documents and completely prepare your timeshare for transfer. You don’t pay until we first prove to you that we can transfer your timeshare. Demand the same of our competitors and you will find that not only do they charge more but they want to get paid before you even know if they can perform. Why give your hard earned money to a stranger who hasn’t proven themselves?
We have a 100% money back guarantee. It’s simple, if we aren’t able to transfer your timeshare out of your name you will get 100% of your proceeds returned to you *See Donation Agreement for details.
Donating your property with Donate for a Cause is the safest, most reliable option to divest of your timeshare. If your timeshare qualifies for our free program, the donation process will not cost you anything. If it qualifies for our fee-based guaranteed program, no upfront fees are required. To find out which program you qualify for submit your information with the form to the right or call a donation specialist today.
On the other hand, if you choose to sell your property, beware. The Better Business Bureau listed the timeshare resale market as one of the top ten scams in the country. Follow our link to read about some of the timeshare scams out there.
Yes! When you donate your timeshare you can suggest a charity you wish to support. Ultimately, our charity determines all grants but we welcome your suggestion. If a donor does not suggest a particular charity, we give the proceeds to our own list of important causes such as the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association. You can see our complete list of affiliated charities here.
You can reach us Toll-Free at 877-8-A-CAUSE (877-822-2873). You can also submit your information in the form to the right and a donation specialist will contact you within 24 hours. For our mailing address visit our Contact Us page.
Typically, transfers of property take between 8-12 weeks. This timeframe does not include the amount of time that the resorts and/or counties may take to complete the process.
We take some timeshares free of charge. For others we offer a fee-based guaranteed program. Call a donation specialist at 877-8-A-CAUSE (877-822-2873) to find out which program your timeshare falls into.
Non-US residents are welcome to donate timeshares to any of our listed charities. However, if you are interested in receiving a tax write-off for this donation in your home country you must first consult a tax advisor in your country and find out if this donation would qualify for a write-off.
We are happy to explain any part of the donation process you don't understand, or would like clarification on. Please submit your question below.