The Purple Heart is a decoration awarded to those who served in the armed forces who as a result, were injured or died during combat. There are two main groups that represent these veterans, the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) and its Ladies Auxiliary. The MOPH works to assist and protect the rights of veterans and their families. The Ladies Auxiliary is composed of women who are related to the Purple Heart recipients. Both groups accept donations.
Keep in mind that all donations to the Purple Heart groups are tax-deductible. The MOPH and the Ladies Auxillary make it easy to donate by providing pickup services for household items and clothing as well as a towing service, if you wish to donate a car.
To donate cash, simply visit the MOPH's website and follow the posted instructions. All that is required is a credit and/or debit card. If you wish to donate a memorial gift in honor of someone, this can also be done online.
Donating a car may be a bit more tedious. It is required that a form be filled out online and mailed to the designated address, or you can call the number listed on their website. Once the information has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted by a towing company to make arrangements in having your vehicle picked up. Within 30 to 90 days, you will receive a tax-deduction receipt to be used on your near future tax return.
When choosing an organization to place your donation, make sure it is IRS registered as a non profit. A variety of items are accepted as a donation for the Purple Heart veterans including, but not limited to; clothing, shoes, cars, wheelchairs, or walkers.