how to donate a car

How to Donate Your Car

How does the car donation process work?

We have made the car donation process simple and pleasant. To donate your car, please complete our easy-to-use online car donation form, or call our friendly donation specialists at 1-888-950-CURE (2873). Once we are in possession of your vehicle and title, we will send you your free gift and an IRS tax deductible donation receipt.

How does my tax deduction for my vehicle work?

Your car donation is 100% tax deductible. The IRS allows you the donor to determine the fair market value up to $500. If we are able to sell your donated car for over $500, the IRS allows you to claim the higher selling price as a tax deduction.

How do I become eligible for a free Apple iPod or $30 Visa Gift Card?

how to donate your car

All vehicle donations are eligible for a free gift as our thank you for joining us in the fight against cancer. All we need from you is the vehicle, the signed title (free and clear of all liens), and the keys. That's it--no gimmicks or fine print! Once your donation is complete and our tow company has picked up your vehicle, we will have an iPod or Visa gift card sent to you directly from the respective vendor. Please allow 3-6 weeks for delivery of your Gift Card or iPod. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further explanation of this offer.

When donating a car, does it have to be a running car?

No. We accept all car donations regardless of mechanical or body condition. We will always accept a running and non-running car!

Can I still receive a free gift if my vehicle does not run?

Yes, all car donations are eligible for an Apple iPod or $30 Visa Gift Card.

Do you accept vehicle donations nationwide?

We accept car donations in every city in all 50 states.

States Accepting Car Donations

Do you accept other donations besides vehicles?

Yes. In most cases, we also accept boats, motorcycles, ATVs, RVs, and property. If you have a question as to whether or not your item can be donated, please contact us at 1-888-950-CURE (2873).

Do I need to have the title to the vehicle in order to donate it?

how to donate a car

Yes, when you donate a vehicle, we will need to receive the title for the vehicle, and any applicable lien release, if there was ever a lien holder listed on the title. We will need you to sign the title on the 'signature of seller line' located in the first reassignment area of the title. Please remember to sign your name as it appears on the front of the title. If more than one person is listed as an owner on the front of the title, both parties must sign on the 'signature of seller' line.

How long will it take to have my car donation picked up?

Our towing company should contact you within 24 hours of your completed donation. When you are contacted by the tow company, you can schedule a pick-up time for your vehicle that is convenient for you. If necessary, we can also expedite a towing request if you need your vehicle to be picked-up within 24 hours.

Is there a charge for towing?

No. We pick up the vehicle at no cost to you. All car donations include free pickup.

Do I have to be home when my donated car is picked up?

No. If you desire to have your car picked-up when you are not home, you simply need to leave the signed title and keys in the car and advise the tow company of the location of these items. When your vehicle is picked-up, the towing company will leave you a towing receipt showing that your vehicle was picked up on behalf of Cars Fighting Cancer. Please remember to remove your personal belongings and take off the license plate on the day the vehicle is scheduled to be picked-up.

I cannot donate my car but would like to help support cancer patients with a monetary gift.

Use PayPal to send a secure donation to help cancer patients.


Or download and print our easy donation form for check or credit card donations