How to Donate Your Car to the American Cancer Society

car donation to ACS

2008 Subaru Outback donated to American Cancer Society’s Cars for a Cure program.

Start your car donation over the phone with a customer service representative, at 888-227-5500 or by filling our our easy vehicle donation form online. All vehicle donations are processed as quickly as possible. Typically, we will pick up your vehicle within 2 or 3 days after the title is received by our processing center. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, special arrangements can be made by contacting us and letting us know.

To donate your vehicle, we’ll ask you about the year, make, model and condition of the vehicle, whether you have the title to your vehicle, where you want the vehicle picked up and where you want your tax receipt sent (in case these are not one in the same). Once you give us this information, we will e-mail you instructions for signing over your title.

In general, when selling or donating a vehicle you must complete the section of the title labeled “assignment of title by owner” or “transfer of ownership by seller”.

In the “assignment of title by owner” or similar section, any fields that require information about the seller/owner/transferor are asking for information about you. When the title asks for the sellers name you would either print or sign your name exactly as it appears on the title where you are listed as the owner. Most states require that all owners listed on the title must print and sign their name when transferring ownership.

Any fields that require information about a buyer/purchaser/transferee are asking for information about the person you are selling or donating the vehicle to. This section should never, under any circumstances, be left completely blank as this can lead to abuses and liability for you.

Note that whiteout or cross outs on your title are not accepted by your state’s motor vehicle department. If this happens, your title will become void, but we will happily provide you the documents and help necessary to get a new title and complete your car donation.

Instructions for what to do with your title after you’ve filled it out will be provided on a case by case basis.

The American Cancer Society uses a fully licensed and insured national transportation network that complies with all federal and state regulations. By signing the title directly to Advanced Remarketing Services, our authorized agent, you are legally transferring ownership of your vehicle. When your title is received and your vehicle is picked up, you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.

After your vehicle is sold, the charity will receive the proceeds from your donation for their great mission and you will receive a tax receipt letting you know how much the vehicle sold for.