Give a Gift


You can help The Arc of Southwest Washington make a difference!


Become a member of The Arc of Southwest Washington

We’ve made a wonderful difference in people’s lives for more than 70 years and, with your help, we can do more. Your membership gift, of any size, will help us continue our work of acceptance, inclusion, and understanding as we create a strong community where all people can live, work, and succeed.


Make A Financial Donation

  1. Give a gift to our Annual Fund. All gifts are tax deductible and every dollar helps.
  2. Ask your employer to match your charitable contributions.
  3. Give a gift in honor of a loved one.


Direct Giving Plan

We are pleased to offer you a new service – the Direct Giving Plan.

Now you can have your monthly gift, of any amount, deducted automatically from your checking or savings account.

Here’s how the Direct Giving Plan works:

You authorize your regularly scheduled gifts to be made from your checking or savings Account. Then, just sit back and relax! Your gifts will be given on the specified day, and proof of payment will appear on your statement.

Sign up today! Click here to download the form.


Donate your used car, boat, or other vehicle

Is an unwanted vehicle taking up precious space in your garage? Donate it to The Arc of Southwest Washington!

Just give us a call at (360) 254-1562, and we’ll arrange to pick it up!



Donation is as easy as …

  1. Calling 360-254-1562
  2. Signing the Vehicle Certificate of Title on the line marked “Signature of Sellers”
  3. Talking with Charity Connections, who will arrange for someone to come to your home or place of business and pick up the title, keys, and vehicle
  4. Receiving a receipt acknowledging your charitable donation


Why Donate Your Vehicle?

– Feel good about benefiting a worthy charitable cause and assisting those in need of a helping hand

– Receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by law

– Enjoy the ease (and lower expense!) of not having to sell, trade, or fix the vehicle by yourself

– Two words: no hassle!


Vehicle Donation FAQs

Q: How will my vehicle be used?

A: Your vehicle will be inspected to determine its best possible use. If it can’t be used by one of our service programs, we will determine how to best maximize the value of your donation. If we can sell your vehicle, we will run a thorough safety check, detail your vehicle, and post it on our virtual car lot.

Q: Does my car have to be running to donate it?

A: No. We accept running and non-running vehicles. Some restrictions may apply to oversized vehicles and tow range.

Q: What types of vehicles are accepted?

A: All kinds! Cars, motorcycles, trucks, boats, motor homes, travel trailers, utility trailers, and aircraft, to name a few. We have even received and sold a fire engine!

Q: Will you pick up my vehicle? What is your tow range?

A: We offer free towing or a $30 gift card if you drop off your vehicle at our storage facility. Our tow range is from Longview, WA, Portland, Salem, and Eugene, down to Cottage Grove, OR and a 50 mile radius of I-5.

Q: What if I have an out-of-town title?

A: No problem – we can process a donation with an out-of-state title, and we can accept vehicles in almost any state.

Q: I’ve heard that some for-profit companies are disguising themselves behind non-profit-sounding names. How can I be sure that I’m donating my car to a legitimate charity?

A: We’ve partnered with Charity Connections, a program of Volunteers of America Oregon, which is one of the oldest non-profits in Oregon, helping those in need since 1896. By using VOA to process your donation, even their handling fee is put to work helping people in our community.


Donate Clothing or Other Household items

Some of your donations are given to clients who otherwise would not be able to afford them. All remaining items provide funds that support Arc programs. Thank you in advance for your donations!
Click here to find a drop off location near you!


Hire someone with a disability

Visit our Vocational Development Program page to learn more about this program and how you can help. Together we can provide opportunities for independence.


Sponsor an Event

Choose from many sponsorship opportunities throughout the year, such as:

– Arc in Motion

– The Arc’s Annual Golf Classic