Cars for a Cure® Vehicle Donation Program

One out of three people will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Rather than selling or trading in your used car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, RV, or boat on a trailer, consider donating it to the American Cancer Society. Your car donation will help save lives that might otherwise be lost to the disease by funding lifesaving cancer research, education, advocacy, and free patient service programs.    

How to donate a car:

  1. Complete the form
    Complete our easy-to-use online car donation form or call us 1-888-227-5500. We just need some basic info about you, your vehicle and where your vehicle needs to be picked up. If you have any questions about vehicle donation, please visit our FAQ’s.
  2. Arrange a free pick-up time
    Your vehicle can be scheduled for pick up within 24-48 hours after your title has been received by our vehicle donation processing center.
  3. We tow your car
    After a few weeks, you’ll receive the tax deductible receipt that you’ll need for filing your taxes.

Your Charitable Vehicle Donation Could

Give up to 24 rides

rides to cancer patients, to and from treatment.

Support 24 calls

for expert and comprehensive cancer information.

Provide free lodging for 12 nights

at our Hope Lodge facilities, for patients who must travel to treatment.

Provide personalized information kits

to up to 40 newly diagnosed cancer patients.

Guide up to 12 women

through the emotional, physical, and financial challenges of breast cancer, by partnering them with a trained breast cancer survivor volunteer.

Fund CHANGE program efforts

in under-served communities. These programs help eliminate health disparities.

*Donation impact based on value average car donation.

Cars For a Cure® charitable vehicle donation is free and easy.

To you, it might just be a “hunk of junk”, but your charitable car donation could bring hope to cancer patients. That’s why we work hard to maximize the proceeds of every car donation and accept running and not-running vehicles with transferable titles. Not only is the process free and easy, but your charitable vehicle donation may be eligible for a tax deduction (please consult your tax advisor for individual details). For additional information visit our FAQs about donating a car to charity.

FAQ: Donating a Car to Charity

Q: What types of vehicles can I donate?

A: We gratefully accept almost all car donations. We also accept donated trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers, and recreational vehicles. If you would like to donate your car, please go to our donation page, or call 1-888-227-5500.

Q: How much of the money from the sale of my vehicle goes back to The American Cancer Society?

A: Donating a car or other vehicle to charity can be a confusing decision. Many charity car donation programs promise to help the charities but are run by third-party processors that return very little to the charity. Our partners at Advanced Remarketing Services return 75-80% of the gross proceeds from the sale of each vehicle, the highest of any other vehicle donation program. View these car donation tips for more info on how to maximize your charitable car or other vehicle donation.

Q: How will my car be picked up?

A: A local tow agent will contact you within two to three business days to arrange your car pick up. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you. If you have questions about your tow, please contact the local tow agent or call 1-888-227-5500.

Q: What documents do I need to donate a car to charity?

A: Most states require that you have a clear title to the vehicle; some states also require a notarized signature to complete a donation. Any lien holder listed on the title must be cleared and or released by the bank. If you cannot locate or have lost the certificate of title, call us at 1-888-227-5500.

Q: How do I receive the tax deduction when I donate my vehicle?

A: The amount that is tax deductible is the sale price of the car. We will produce and send a tax receipt via email once your vehicle has sold. If your car sells for more than $500, an IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds received from your car. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution. Visit our Tax Benefits of Your Charitable Vehicle Donation page for information regarding tax deductions. 

Q: Who is Advanced Remarketing Services, Inc.?

A: They handle the title transfer, towing and reporting of all vehicle donations, and are The American Cancer Society’s authorized national agent processing all of our vehicle donations. Vehicle donations may be made online through the donation page or by calling 1-888-227-5500.