Vehicle Donation

The American Lung Association accepts the donations of cars and many other types of vehicles. The proceeds from these donations help fund our work in the donor's community.

Simple Steps to Donate


  1. CALL the American Lung Association of the Midland States at 1-800-LUNG USA, option#3 - for an application or complete the on-line form. You will need to know the year, make, model of the vehicle; approximate mileage and general condition of the vehicle and your vehicle identification number (VIN). (This 17-digit number can be found on your registration, your title and your insurance policy. It can also be found on your car, near the base of the windshield, usually on the left-hand side. If your vehicle is older you may have the VIN number on the left-hand door post or the outer end of the driver's side door.)
  2. Mail us your title, signed appropriately.
  3. We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your vehicle, free of charge.
  4. We will send you a receipt/letter so you may claim your deduction.
  5. Your donation funds the American Lung Association of the Midland State's education, research, and advocacy efforts in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.


The Vehicle Donation Program provides immediate returns to the community through the sale of donated vehicles at auction. Thank you for your support!

For Tax Purposes

Instead of trading in old vehicles, or trying to sell them, people are donating their cars, vans or boats to the American Lung Association.

The American Lung Association is a non-profit, tax exempt IRS Section 501 (c)(3) health agency.

For those donors that itemize their taxes, you are eligible to claim $500 or the selling price of your donated vehicle. We will provide you with a letter confirming your donation and it's selling price, which will serve as your receipt. Also, for donations of $5,000 or more, you must obtain a written appraisal from a certified appraiser.

It's Cleaning Up the Air

The American Lung Association has long been a proponent of clean air and other environmental causes.

Cars that sit unused for months at a time often pose an environmental hazard, especially if anti-freeze and other toxic chemicals have not been drained properly. Cars that are in poor running condition are either recycled (and taken off of the roads) or bought at auction by a dealer (which in most cases means they are repaired for resale).

Is My Car Eligible?

We accept most vehicles.

Some determining factors might be:

  • Distance to pick-up your vehicle in relation to it's condition.
  • All cars, trucks, vans, RVs, must have an engine (running or not) and all tires.
  • Trailers must have operable tires.