Support Our Scholarship Fund

The UPO Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship awards $10,000 scholarships to five low-income D.C. high school graduates.

Sponsor Our Special Events

UPO’s community outreach efforts provide another chance for self-sufficiency. Invest in our journey out of poverty.

Make a General Donation

An investment in UPO is an investment in thriving communities!

You may also directly donate to UPO by sending your check, money order, gift card, or other item(s) to:

United Planning Organization
C/O Donations to UPO
301 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001-1826

Work-place Giving Campaigns

Federal and District of Columbia government employees, you can donate to the United Planning Organization through your workplace-giving programs that raise money for charities. Federal employees can donate through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) while District government employees can donate through the DC One Fund Campaign. Donations can also be made to the United Way. Tax-deductible contributions to the United Planning Organization can be automatically deducted from your paycheck and will support our programs to ensure UPO helps disadvantage DC residents gain skills that build stronger families and a thriving community.

Donation Designations

  • Federal Employees: Our Combined Federal Campaign ID number is 90524DC
  • Government Employees: Our DC One Fund Campaign number is 9881
  • United Way: Our United Way NCA ID number is 9881

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

The United Planning Organization is excited about our 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast where we will raise funds to award $10,000 scholarships to five deserving, low-income DC high school students. All proceeds from this event directly help students pursue their dream of post-secondary education! We appreciate your contributions to this event.

Car Donations

Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle to United Planning Organization (UPO), Washington, DC, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The proceeds from the sale of our donated vehicles help to improve the quality of life for Washington, DC citizens by providing community resources, services and partnerships to aid low income residents in the development of self-sufficiency through education and sustained employment. It’s as easy as filling out our online auto donation form.

We accept any vehicles regardless of age and condition!

Donate Online Now

Prefer to speak to a person? Please have your title in hand and call and one of our friendly operators will assist you.

1-855-UPO-GIVE (855-876-4483)

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thurs: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Vehicle donations made to UPO are tax deductible. Our organization has been designated by the IRS as a 501c (3) charity. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the gross proceeds exceed $500, Form 1098C “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” and Form 8283 Non Cash Charitable Contributions , must also be completed and attached. Forms 1098C and 8283 are required to be provided to the donor within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle.

To learn more on what the donors’ responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the “Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations” found in IRS Publication 4303. The file may be read with Adobe Reader.

Free Pickup and Other Benefits

  • Free Towing whether it’s running or not, you can donate your automobile anywhere in the U.S.
  • Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
  • Qualify for an IRS Tax deduction.
  • Rest assured that your donation directly supports our programs and services.

Maximize Your Car Donation Tax Deduction in Moments

Simply call our toll free number at 1-855-UPO-GIVE (1-855-876-4483) with the year, make and model of your vehicle, the general condition, the vehicle identification number, and with title and lien in hand or donate online at and we will handle the rest. Our friendly operators are glad to answer any questions you may have. They will arrange a convenient time for free auto towing, and mail your required tax form documentation within four to six weeks.

United Planning Organization has partnered with Melwood Charity Car Donation Center , a non-profit agency, to manage and operate our vehicle donation program. Melwood, since 1963 has provided job training and employment for over 2,000 individuals with disabilities.