Can you donate an SUV?

My old Chevy Tahoe is nearing her end, and I’m in need of a newer SUV. When a chaplain is called out in the dead of night, he doesn’t want to drive down a dark gravel road to a house in the middle of a forest, and not have people know who he is. Thus, I don’t use the monastery’s van, but our SUV, with the chaplain’s logo on the side. This vehicle was given to the monastery many years ago, by a San Francisco couple. Since we are a 501.C3 non-profit, anyone who donates the vehicle can use it as a tax right off. If you, or someone you know, could donate such a vehicle, I would be most grateful. (I’ve served as a police and fire chaplain on Vashon Island for almost 20 years).

Abbot Tryphon

About Abbot Tryphon

The Very. Rev. Abbot Tryphon is Igumen of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, Washington. Situated in the heart of a beautiful forest, surrounded by the Salish Sea, the monastery is reached by ferry from either Seattle, or Tacoma, Washington.


  1. Dear Father,

    We don’t have an SUV, but have you researched if there is a dealer who might donate one, new or not-too-used? What would one cost?

    Christ is risen!

    Mat. Betsy

  2. Many hands make light work, dear Father. If we who love and support you could gather together our small bits, it may be surprising how quickly those funds would add up. Please allow us to do this for you. It would be a blessing to help as we are able and return a small portion of the guidance and wisdom God offers to us through you.

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