Charities Accepting Timeshare Donations

How to Donate Timeshares for Tax Deduction

Many timeshare owners out of luck on the resale market choose to offer their timeshare as a donation to a non-profit organization, or NPO. While some NPO’s have shied away from this type of fund raising, there are still many organizations out there that welcome timeshare as a way to raise money for their programs. Below is a list of charitable organizations accepting timeshare donations.

Charities Accepting Timeshare Donations –

Donate for a Cause – Accept many international timeshares and allow donors to choose charities to which proceeds are allocated. Participating charities include: The American Kidney Fund, Big Sky Youth Empowerment Movement, The Florida Veterans Assistance Organization, International Hearing Dog, Logan’s Hearts and Smiles, The National Foundation for Cancer Research, The Network Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, The Thomas Moore School, The Real Gift Foundation, Great Beginnings Montessori School, The Children’s Home, and THRIVE.

Gifts for Sight – Organization handles all paperwork and donation benefits Eye Birth Defects Research Foundation.

The Charity Group – Works with many non-profits, but donor is not able to select charity.

Helping Hands Across America – A northeastern US-based non-profit affiliated with Meals on Wheels, The ALS Association, The Association of Blind Citizens, and Sacred Hearts Missions.

Southern New Hampshire University Timeshare Donation Program – Donation proceeds help SNHU students pay for tuition, buy textbooks, improve/build new facilities, and enhance academic offerings.

** This list is active and current as of 7/2009.

For more information on timeshare donation readDonating Timeshare

39 Responses to “Charities Accepting Timeshare Donations”

  1. Ed says:

    Hello, i have a timeshare in Orlando for every even year week 32. I still pave pending payment, but not much. I am willing to donate to a charity. Is a 4 bedrooms i Westgate Lakes, 10 minutes away from Disney. Please let me know who can accept my timeshare wirh no scams.
    Thanks in advance.

    • We are a non-profit nursing home in New Jersey holding a fund raiser to furnish and accessorize our newly constructed wing. Our Mission is to provide skilled and long term nursing care to our residents. Our fund raiser is a tricky tray on February 28. Disney has donated 4 park hopper passes and we are seeking to make this our Grand Prize with accommodations nearby. I can furnish our 501C3 status certificate, the letter we have sent to merchants and our flyer upon request. I am a volunteer on the Board of Directors and thank you for taking time to post your willingness to donate.

    • Melinda L. says:

      We are looking for a grand prize vacation package for our upcoming fundraiser to benefit families who have a child with autism. If you have a week long timeshare available in a resort area, we would love to talk with you.

      Thank you for your consideration,
      Melinda

    • Angela says:

      Hello I work with a Non-profit in Oklahoma City, and am looking for a donated time share that we can use as a live auction item. We are asking for your support by donating time share to use in the auction portion of our fundraising event. All funds raised will benefit Oklahoma City Indian Clinic CARES Capital Campaign Pharmacy Expansion. The current pharmacy at 900 square feet does not have the capacity to fill the needs of our 18,000 patients; therefore the clinic’s goal is to build a 7,000 square foot pharmacy to continue to provide excellent health care for the future.

      Your donated time share would be put to good use, and will provide you with a tax donation. If you are interested in donating your time share to us, you can reach me at [redacted]

      Our organization’s ability to continue to operate is due in large part to the generous support of individual donors who believe in our mission.

      • Ed G says:

        Hello,

        We’ve a timeshare at Paradise Village Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico for a one bedroom, ocean view, Sat to sat.
        the overall value for the week is $1600

  2. Billy G says:

    I have several guest certificates to Vidanta Resorts in Mexico (7 locations) I would like to offer to any charity wanting to do a fundraiser. At this time one of the locations at Riviera Maya, south of Cancun, has the new Cirque du Soleil theater attached to it.

    If anyone knows how this can be done or is interested themselves, please contact me by email.

    Thanks

    • Dave H says:

      Billy G,

      Were you able to find an organization to donate your weeks? I am in the same situation with multiple weeks at the same Vidanta property.

      Thanks!

      • Billy G says:

        Dave and Tina, I know it’s a late time to answer but just revisited this site. I found one place for donating timeshares but they want me to donate the timeshare in full and not just the use of it. So I talked no farther.

    • Tina A says:

      I am experiencing the same situation. In fact, while at the Riviera maya property you mentioned I received multiple certificates that they assured me could be easily donated. But it turns out that I have no idea how. Were you able to accomplish this? If so,could you please help direct me? Thank you.

  3. S Hernandez says:

    There are a few places out there that accept timeshare donations. I contacted Real Estate With Causes and they said they accept timeshares. I guess a timeshare donation is the same as when you donate real estate to charity.. They directed me to their online donation form http://www.realestatewithcauses.org/property-donations.htm and told me to fill it out. I got a call a few days later and it’s in the works right now. Seems simple enough.

    I have another backup in case this doesn’t go through. Charity Boats doesn’t only take boat donations, they take timeshares too, along with a bunch of other things. I filled out their online donation form http://www.charityboats.org/contact_us.html and told them that if it doesn’t pan out with Real Estate With Causes, I would donate to them.

    Maybe you should try other charities that aren’t specific to timeshares. It seems like there’s a bunch out there..

    • BG says:

      Can you post a follow up to your experience with those two websites you used? Thanks in advance!

    • gary says:

      What where the results of the attempted donation

    • Ann Johnson says:

      S HERNANDEZ- When I contacted Real Estate With Causes, they directed me to an online form on their timeshare website: http://www.timesharedonations.org/timesharedonation.htm
      I completed the form and got a call the next afternoon from one of their reps who informed me that there are transfer fees associated with donating timeshares (but I already knew this from speaking with the resort directly) so I am going to pay those fees and let the organization take the timeshare off my hands. Frankly, I’m tired of paying fees for something I don’t use and I don’t even know why I bothered with this timeshare to begin with!
      Hope this helps some of you, because I know how frustrating it is to try to get rid of these things!

  4. Peter says:

    Defeatdiabetes.org accepts timeshare donations and there is no cost upfront.. The proceeds go to Diabetes Awareness.. One of the few agencies that does not charge a fee.

    Great foundation helping people all around the world

    • Bob says:

      Have you actually seen the reports on the Defeat Diabetes Foundation? They are one of the worst 50 charitable organizations in the US, using questionable practices and professional solicitors to bring in donations. Not a place I would trust to handle my timeshare donation/sale.

  5. Barbara Hornsby says:

    I have two timeshares with Diamond International that I would like to donate. One is Los Abrigatos in Sedona, AZ, 1 week annually, and Monarch Palm Desert, 1 week every even year. Please let me know if you are interested.
    Thank you,
    Barbara Hornsby

  6. Susan says:

    I have 2 Marriott timeshare properties I would like to donate. One weekat Marriott Grande Vista in Florida (2 bedroom, 2 bath lock-off) and one week at Marriott Shadow Ridge in Palm Desert(2 bedroom, 2 bath lock-off). Maintance fees are $1,000 each.

    I also have one RIP timeshare with Colorado River Adventures with a matainance fee of $400

  7. Jarrod says:

    Everything dealing with the timeshare industry turns out to be a scam. I called my resort and asked if they will take back the timeshare for nothing and they said no. These things are worth nothing. How could I get rid of this timeshare? (Vacation Village at Parkway 2BR even years)

  8. J. Lynch says:

    I attempted to donate a Timeshare to The National Childrens Association. I was charged a transfer fee, with the agreement that the Charity would handle all necessary documentation and provide me with a donation receipt for tax purposes. The entire process was suppose to take 30 days (as indicated on the website http://nationalchildrens.webs.com). It has been 90 days, and the Charity has now become nonresponsive to any telephone inquiries (not answering or returning calls). The only communication that I am getting is via e-mail (upon my inquiries), but the rep is not providing me with any type of status, although promises are made that it is forthcoming. The Charity indicated that weekly updates would be provided when I entered into this contractual arrangement. I tried to be very cautious as to which Charity to select, and this Charity is registered with the BBB and was initially licensed with the Trade Commission when I signed the Contract.

    I contacted the Trade Commission on last week and was informed that The National Childrens Association’s Charity license was cancelled on 3/24/10. I have now filed a complaint with the Dept of Consumer Affairs and the BBB. I am concerned that this Charity will quickly “dissolve”, without fulfilling the terms of this contract and not refunding my money.

    Be leery of Timeshare donations and even though I did my research beforehand, it still appears that I have been scammed.

    • rocky says:

      the national childrens association is a scam. i sent them 2 properties and they took my money and now they dont even return calls.

      • J. Lynch says:

        If you have not already, contact the Florida Police Dept. Investigative Services, as they are handling this case for victims of this scam.

        • Rocky says:

          Thanks for the tip J. Lynch. I will do that. I actually ended up getting rid of the 2 weeks by using Property Donation Group. I was not able to donate and they did charge me but the transfers were completed successfully.

  9. Peggy Elliott says:

    I have a red week in Las Vegas I would like to donate

  10. sherri hall says:

    We just starting planning our school fundraiser to raise money for a gym and library. We would gladly accept a time share in Gran Mayan for our auction to help raise the money.

    • Jarrod says:

      I would like to donate my timeshare at Vacation Village at Parkway.

    • Shaan says:

      Hi,
      Sherri I have clients looking to donate gift certificates worth upto
      $ 6,000 to charities for auction or fundraising in one of the largest resort developments in Mexico which is a Private Residence Club.
      There would be a one nights fee payable for the 7 night stay but a saving of over $ 5,000 in a AAA five diamond resort with 7 locations.the cost of the one night can be built into the reserve price which is what most charities do. You can look up the locations at vidanta.com
      Thanks

  11. Gus Mastracci says:

    I have red weeks in Gran Mayan that I would like to donate to charity.

  12. james conway says:

    You can donate your timeshare witha company called Property Donation Group. Proceeds from your donation will benefit the American Association For Lost Children.

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  14. Bettie MCright says:

    I have two timeshares which I am interested in donating.

    Silverleaf Ozark Mountain in Branson, Missouri

    Silverleaf Lake of the Woods in flint, Texas

  15. Defeat Diabetes Foundation is accepting Timeshare donations. Contact us at: timeshares@defeatdiabetes.org

    Timeshare donations can offer a valuable tax write-off for the donor. In addition, your donation will help Defeat Diabetes Foundation fund ongoing advocacy efforts and support programs close to the hearts of diabetics and their families.

    The mission of Defeat Diabetes Foundation is to inform, educate and alert the general public, diabetics, pre-diabetics and elected officials about the disease, its prevention and the consequences of undiagnosed and/or poorly managed diabetes and to provide accurate, up-to-date and practical information on the treatment and self-management of the disease.

    Awareness + Action = Prevention®

    • Jennifer Esparza says:

      Hi there ~ I have a timeshare that I would like to donate to your organization! I read about an individual doing this successfully and I would like to do the same!!

      It is an RCI property – one week and the property purchased at, is: Los Abrigados in Sedona, AZ. The timeshare is paid in full and the maintenance fees are current. The maintenance fee runs about $734/year.

      Please let me know if you are interested!? I would love to give it to you!!

      Thank you,
      Jennifer & Sam Esparza
      Tucson, AZ
      520-742-0026

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