Donation Opportunities
 

The G Scale Kingman Canyon Railroad, IRS Non-profit Status EIN 82-6621242, is seeking the donation of money, train engines and cars, track, scenery, buildings, model train accessories, 1/24 Die Cast Vehicles, layout lighting, track signaling, and G Scale Model Railroad Figures & People.

Donations of all scales of trains are accepted, individual items, and collections real and model. If you have a valued transportation artifact, be it books, pictures, vehicles related to railroading in general, uniforms, time-tables, lanterns or anything else, we are would be delighted to help you share it with a large number of appreciative people.

If you or someone you know has model train items that are no longer used, or are thinking of thinning a collection, please consider donating them to the Kingman Canyon Railroad as a possible tax deduction. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and can accept such charitable contributions.

Donated items may be used in a number of ways. What we cannot use we may trade with others, combine with other items for sale, sold at model railroad swap meets or raffled off at public events.

If you have a cherished item such as a classic automobile or coin collection it can be challenging to decide what to do with them. As our lives change we sometimes, regretfully, have to make difficult decisions about how to take care of things we have acquired along our journey. Simply selling these cherished items is often an unpleasant way to take care of this touchy situation. Making a donation to Kingman Canyon Railroad will esteem your gift as much as you do makes a lot of sense.

 
Donate Your Old Trains

If you're contemplating getting rid of an old train set, or equipment for one, if you or someone you know has model train items that are no longer used, or are thinking of thinning a collection, please consider donating them to the Kingman Canyon Railroad Trust as a possible tax strategy.

Our primary operating scale is G but plans for the future include a toy train museum. We are always interested in donations of all scales of model railroad layouts, locomotives, rolling stock, buildings, scenery materials, tools or reference materials.

 

We are always looking for donations of all scales of trains, individual items, and collections real and model. If you have a valued transportation artifact, be it books, pictures, vehicles related to railroading in general, uniforms, time-tables, lanterns or anything else, we are would be delighted to help you share it with a large number of appreciative people.

If someone you love has passed and you are wanting to donate the collection or if you are handling the affairs of an estate, we can help. We prefer that you contact us directly at first to determine your needs, by email or you may also call us at 928 757-4626. Either way, it helps if you have some general information regarding the scale, condition and size of the collection.

For smaller collections you will need to pack them up and send them to us via the post office or UPS. Both provide pick up service. For large collections we will travel just about anywhere to pick up a collection. When we arrive, we will proceed to handle all of the packing and loading.

We do our best to make it easy on you. We want you to know your trains will be well taken care of. We respond quickly and accept everything including scenery, parts (new/broken), all scales of G, O, HO, N, Z, toys, parts, junk, track, etc.

This process will be arranged in a case-by-case basis depending on how far you are from Kingman, Arizona. Contact us and we will work with you to come up with a plan. We can provide a notice of receipt if you are planning to use the donation as a tax strategy.

Donate A Car, Truck, Motorcycle, RV, or Boat
For local donation (Kingman / Mohave County) of your car, truck, motorcycle,
RV, or boat please contact us directly using the form at the bottom of this page.
 
For nationwide donation of your car, truck, motorcycle, RV,
or boat in all other area use our national donation partner.

Kingman Canyon Railroad has partnered with a national vehicle donation agency to make donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer, or airplane even easier! Simply visit http://www.careasy.org/nonprofit/kingman-canyon-railroad and their trained staff will guide you through the donating process. The vehicle will be picked up by a local, licensed tow company at no cost to you. You will be provided a Donation Receipt by the tow driver at the time of pickup.

Within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle, you will receive a thank you letter which you may use as a tax receipt. If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500, we will mail you an additional receipt known as "IRS Form 1098-C. Your Donation will help us with the operation and maintenance of Kingman Canyon Railroad. For additional information, call CarEasy at 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433).

 
Amazon Shoppers

Shop and Donate Using Amazon Smile. Did you know you can use Amazon to donate to your favorite organization? Use the Amazon Smile link and enter "Kingman Canyon Railroad" to donate a portion of your purchases to our model train layout. A portion of eligible purchases will be donated to the museum.

 
Donate $800 & Get $800 Back in Your AZ Tax Refund

Kingman Canyon Railroad is a Qualifying Charitable Organization and equally important is certified on the Department of Revenue’s website for Donations made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations.

Your donation to Kingman Canyon Railroad can be included in your Federal Tax Deductions in addition to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Please consult a qualified tax advisory for your personal tax advice.

Here is how it works:
The credit is valid for future years, so you donate every year that you have a tax obligation to the State of Arizona. Single tax-payers can direct up to $400.00 and married couples filing jointly $800.00 of Arizona tax obligations to the Kingman Canyon Railroad.

The four steps are:
1. Write a check to Kingman Canyon Railroad
2. Llace a notation Form 321 within the memo section
3. Get the check to Kingman Canyon Railroad, 465 Anson Smith Road, Kingman, Arizona 86409.
4. Wait for a receipt and fill out forms 321 and 301 before filing it with an Arizona State tax return.

It's easy to make this donation, and the best part is that it really does not cost you a cent.

Here is our IRS Non-profit Approval

 
Sponsor A Shipping Container

Put your business information on the side of one of our shipping containers. We use your graphics to create an interesting display or if you wish you can provide us with the graphic.

A one-time donation of $500.00 funds a container. The container will be customized to represent your business based on your art work. The container will run on our layout and be shown on a page with other sponsored containers with a direct link to your website.

Use the form at the bottom of this page
to contact us about sponsoring a container.

 
Our first sponsor of a container was Prince Pools of Kingman, Arizona in December of 2017. They were excited about our project. When you have a chance, visit their website at PrincePools.com
Use the form at the bottom of this page to contact us about sponsoring a container.
 
The cost of the track alone is about $5.00 per foot. That does not include balast and other expenses in the laying of the track. In our initial layout we will be needing about 500 feet of track plus various switches. Switches run $55.00 to $75.00 each and we estimate we will need about 15 to 20 for our benches, mobil display and out-door track.
Click here to donate
$1,000.00 for track & switches
 
Receive An Empire Builders Certificate
Click here to donate
$500.00 for track & switches
  Receive A Track Engineer Certificate
Click here to donate
$100.00 for track & switches
  Receive A Gandy Dancer Certificate
 
Remember Us / Memorials Can Be Very Helpful

We ask that you name us in your Wills and or Trusts as a beneficiary for real estate, stocks, bonds, or bank accounts. These can be in the form of the above, or immediate donations. There are great tax advantages for you in doing these things. Your own attorney or advisor can work with you on. Your help in these areas is one of the things that will keep our organization sound on into the future.

More lasting gifts to the Kingman Canyon Railroad can be structured through the use of estate planning. Through the Kingman Canyon Railroad Endowment Program and with the help of appropriate professionals, the Kingman Canyon Railroad can be remembered as a bequest in a will or trust.

The Kingman Canyon Railroad encourages foundations, corporations and private individuals to consider following our current supporters' by providing 100% tax deductible funding, gift donations and/or in-kind contributions to support the Kingman Canyon Railroad's capital campaign and educational & community service oriented mission, vision and goals.

 
Since you're going to the store...
Most folks think operating the museum takes fuel, maintenance on equipment and money to purchase and restore more. While that is true, a lot of money is actually spent on more mundane, yet equally important expenses such as cleaning, office, and restroom supplies, utility bills, etc.

Think of the items that are required to run your typical household. We use them too, just in greater quantities! When shopping, if you see a particular item that the museum uses, please consider picking up extra and donating it to the museum.

Even such simple items as light bulbs and copy paper are used frequently at the museum, and when we have to purchase these items, that means we have less money to spend on "railroad" expenses.

 
Money Is Thankfully Received
Money is the gift that never offends and is constantly useful! Donate now, we will appreciate it. A donation, however large or small goes a long way towards helping us not only keep the lights on, the doors open and the trains rolling, but to expand and improve our visitors experience now and into the future.
 

Business Sponsorship Program

We offer a Sponsorship Program of annual giving to help build our facilities and train collection,
and to expand our layout and future museum. Click Here For Information

 
There are many ways to give - through gifts to our Annual Fund, matching gifts, planned gifts or through donations made in tribute to a friend or family member. Your continued support ensures that we continue this tradition for generations to come. Your donations make a difference and we invite you to help us carry on our mission.
 

Our mailing and shipping address is:

Kingman Canyon Railroad
465 Anson Smith Road
Kingman, Arizona 86409

We do not paying the shipping cost to us.
We do not buy trains, or anything else from individuals.
We do not appraise model or real railroad collections.

 
It is worth mentioning that Kingman Canyon Railroad receives no funding whatsoever
from the city, the state or the federal government.
Kingman Canyon Railroad is a 501(c)(3) Organization. Your donations to the Kingman Canyon Railroad
are for the most part, a charitable donation. As always, consult your financial advisors for full details.
We are an Arizona Organization with full IRS Non-profit Status EIN 82-6621242
Have it Appraised If You Want A Tax Deduction
Your artifact donation may be tax-deductible. However, to ensure the appropriate value of your deduction, the piece must be properly appraised. We cannot appraise proposed donations for you. We are not qualified appraisers, and even if we were it would be a conflict of interest for us (as a possible recipient) to appraise your potential donation.
 
 
IRS Information on Donating
Charitable Contributions
Determining the Value of Donated Property
Noncash Charitable Contributions Form
 
 
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