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1. What can I donate?
We accept most vehicles and vessels, including but not limited to cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RVs.

2. Is my donation tax deductible?
The Alzheimer's Association is classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) chartible organization. Donations to the Association are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Because individual tax situations vary, please check with a tax professional to determine what, if any, tax benefit you may receive from your donation.

3. My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate?
Our car program accepts most vehicles, running or not (exceptions include older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing). To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete and submit the online donation form.

4. What do I need to donate my vehicle?
We would like the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it, you can call to find out if other arrangements may be made. Please call the toll-free Donate-A-Car processing center at 1-800-240-0160 seven days a week.

5. Can you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?
Yes, we are able to pick up accepted vehicles in the United States.

6. How will my car be picked up?
The processing center will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at a scheduled time by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing company.

7. How long will it take to pick up my car?
You will be contacted by telephone within three to four business days. If you need your car to be picked up sooner, please let us know, as the processing center can often accommodate rush orders.

8. How is the value of my vehicle determined?
The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of the value of your vehicle up to $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will receive a postcard with the value for tax purposes. Additional IRS guidelines to help you determine the value of your donated property are available in "A Donor's Guide to Car Donations," IRS Publication 4303. To view this document, you need to download the free Adobe Reader.


 

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