2018 was a record setting year. Join us to make 2019 equally as good. Then see what we do with the money raised.


Vehicle donations are critical to the financial success of Rotary Auction & Rummage Sales.  In
2018, the vehicles pictured here helped the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island raise $63,000!!!

  • What vehicles we accept
  • How to donate your vehicle
  • How to purchase a vehicle at the Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale


There are several organizations that solicit vehicle donations.  What sets the Rotary apart from
others is that 100 percent of the money raised through vehicle sales is reinvested in our
community and beyond.  None of the money is used to support the Rotary Club’s operations.

The term “vehicle” includes:

  • Cars
  • SUVs
  • Trucks
  • Motor Cycles/Scooters
  • RVs
  • ATVs
  • Golf Carts
  • Trailers

Vehicle donations are tax deductible.

If you have a vehicle you no longer need and want to donate to Rotary, please call Tom McCloskey at 206-920-0552 or email him at mccloskeys@bainbridge.net. A mutually convenient time will be arranged for Department representatives to come to your preferred location to perform a visual inspection, test drive the vehicle, and verify that the vehicle’s Title information is in proper order. In addition, during the initial visit a mutually convenient time will be arranged for a Department representative to pick up the vehicle (either immediately or at a future date and time). Donations are accepted any time through Wednesday June 26, 2019.

The Rotary Club never assumes ownership of a donated vehicle. Ownership and the vehicle’s Title will be transferred to the buyer during the Auction & Rummage Sale on June 29, 2019.

How to Purchase a Vehicle at the Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale

All vehicles are sold through Silent Bid Auctions. To purchase a vehicle, you must sign and list an offering price on the Silent Bid Sheet that is attached to each vehicle.  Each bid sheet will indicate a closing time for posting a bid.  At the closing time, a Live Auction will be held.  To participate in the Live Auction, your name must be on the bid sheet.

Winning buyers must pay for the vehicle immediately after the Live Auction.  We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Upon payment, buyers will be provided a Bill of Sale and a representative of the Department of Motor Vehicles will be available on Auction & Rummage Sale Day to transfer the vehicle title from the donor to the buyer.

Some vehicles available for purchase at the 2019 Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale

Return to this site in late June to see photos of  vehicles donated to the 2019 Auction & Rummage Sale!

These and all other vehicles available for sale will be ready for your visual inspection during Preview Night which will occur from 5 to 8 pm on Friday June 28.