If you plan on donating to charity, it’s important for you to consider the charity itself as well as the many options that they may make available. For example, some may allow you to do a vehicle donation, such as being able to donate boat or other large item, while others are only going to accept a monetary contribution. If you do plan on giving to a charity by providing them with a physical item, you need to consider how they are going to receive an item and what they are going to do with it once they receive it. As an example, yacht donations have become popular among some individuals, and there are certain benefits both to the charity and to the person that is making the donation (Source: Yacht Donations by Angel For Hope).
If you are going to be donating larger items such as this, make sure that they are going to pick up the item directly from you. That will help to save you money and a lot of the hassle that could be involved in delivering it to their location. You should also make sure that they are willing to distribute the funds from the sale of the item to the charity of your choice. Many charitable organizations that accept this type of donation are going to have multiple choices for you. By being able to pick the organization where the funds will be distributed, it gives you a little bit of freedom as to how you will feel about the donation. You can then talk to them about providing the paperwork necessary so that you can declare it on your taxes properly.