Vehicle Donation

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Vehicle Donation Program

Are you thinking of selling or trading in an old car, truck, boat, RV, or another vehicle? Please consider donating your vehicle to the American Diabetes Association!
Smiling African-American couple holding key to car outside window preparing to donate car to charity

Your vehicle donation to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is free, convenient, and tax-deductible. Plus, you'll feel good knowing that your donation will help the ADA accomplish its mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

The ADA works with a reputable car donation program, CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), that will make all the arrangements to conveniently and quickly pick up your car donation at no cost to you. They will provide you with a tax-deductible donation receipt when they pick up your car and support you throughout the entire donation process.

Donate a Car Today

To start the no-hassle donation process, simply complete the online form below or call 1-800-ADA-6570 (800-232-6570). All vehicles considered, running or not.

Frequently Asked Vehicle Donation Questions

<h3>What types of vehicles can I donate?</h3>

The ADA accepts many types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, motorcycles, jet skis, RVs, and more—running or not. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call 1-800-ADA-6570 (800-232-6570).

<h3>Is my vehicle donation tax deductible?</h3>

Yes, vehicle donations are tax deductible. The ADA is recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and your vehicle donation is generally tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Individual tax situations may vary, and we recommend you consult a tax professional to determine the amount of your tax benefit. For more information, please refer to IRS Publication 4303.

<h3>What do I need to provide?</h3>

Besides the vehicle itself, we would like the title to the vehicle. If you do not have it, please reach out us anyway. It is possible that other arrangements can be made. Please call 1-800-ADA-6570 (800-232-6570).

<h3>My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?</h3>

Yes, most vehicles are accepted—running or not. To find out if we can accept your vehicle donation, please call 1-800-ADA-6570 (800-232-6570) or fill out the online donation form above.

<h3>Can you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?</h3>

Yes, the ADA provides convenient pick-up and towing for donated vehicles in all 50 states. Each state has different State Notification requirements. Please click here to learn more information about your state.

<h3>How will the car be picked up?</h3>

One of our partner towing companies will pick up your vehicle at your most convenient time and location—all at no cost you.

<h3>How long will it take to pick up my car?</h3>

You will be contacted to schedule an appointment for pick-up within three or four business days at the most. If you need your car picked up sooner, please call 1-800-ADA-6570 (800-232-6570) to see if arrangements can be made. We will do our best to accommodate your timeframe. 

<h3>How can I contact you to schedule a pick-up?</h3>

Please call 1-800-ADA-6570 (800-232-6570) or complete the above online donation form.