Ways to Give

Donate Your Car to Fight Diabetes!

We make vehicle donations easy so you can help fuel our fight, hassle-free.

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If you’re getting rid of a car, boat, RV, or another vehicle because it doesn’t run, you no longer need it, or you want to upgrade, donate it to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) instead! Your vehicle donation to the ADA is free, convenient, and tax-deductible.

To start the no-hassle donation process, please complete the form below or call 1-800-232-6570. Our reputable partner, Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), will contact you by phone within 24 hours to help finalize your donation and handles the entire process—100%.

Thank you for supporting the ADA and the 136 million Americans with diabetes or prediabetes!

About the Vehicle Donation Program 

  • Making a vehicle donation is quick and secure. To start the no-hassle donation process, complete the online form above or call 1-800-ADA-6570 (800-232-6570). All vehicles are considered, running or not.
  • CARS will pick up your vehicle at a time that works for you and at no cost.
  • We’ll send you a tax receipt and an acknowledgment of your generous donation.
  • CARS will sell your vehicle and the proceeds will support the ADA's mission.

Frequently Asked Vehicle Donation Questions

Our partner, CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, can accept vehicles in almost any condition (whether they are running or not) in all 50 states. We accept many different vehicle donations, including cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, RVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, and more.

CARS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, provides consistent returns and services across all 50 states. CARS handles the entire vehicle donation process on behalf of the ADA, from the initial call or online inquiry, sending the donation proceeds, to donating the proceeds to the ADA once your vehicle is sold.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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. 

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