Donated Cars in South Virginia

Due to funding restrictions, we are only awarding cars to families living in Baltimore City, receiving TANF or TCA in the past 12 months, and living in Maryland or Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, if you live in any other part of Virginia or the US, we cannot serve you.

Are you on the road to self-sufficiency but struggle with transportation? Are you ready to gain access to better employment opportunities and enjoy personal independence? Vehicles for Change may be able to help you get there!

We receive car donations from the public, our certified master mechanics oversee making them “road ready,” and then we award them at affordable prices to eligible families in Maryland and Virginia.

To qualify for a vehicle, you must meet the following basic criteria:

  • You must be a resident of South Virginia
  • You must be referred by one of the sponsoring agencies listed here.
  • You must receive or have received in the last 12 months, TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • You must have a verifiable job offer or be working at least 30 hours a week
  • You must have a driver’s license in the state in which you reside
  • You must be insurable (no DWIs or DUIs)
  • You must not have any other vehicle in your household
  • You must be drug-free
  • You must be able to cover fees for taxes, tags, and title (approximately an additional $250)
  • You must have a child/children living as dependents with you
  • You must be able to afford the ongoing cost of car ownership (insurance, fuel, and repairs, as needed)
  • You may need to meet additional criteria required by your sponsoring agency.