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Car donation to St. Jude

Your car donation can help St. Jude fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The money from the sale of your vehicle will contribute* to our lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

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St. Jude patient Ay'Den

St. Jude patient Ay'Den


What is the St. Jude car donation program?

The St. Jude car donation program allows you to donate a car to charity in a simple and convenient way. We’ve partnered with Charitable Adult Rides and Services (CARS) to make donating a car to charity easier than ever. Vehicle donations are simple and eligible for tax deductions.

*From July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024, CARS will donate 80% of the net sales proceeds from each donated vehicle to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Benefits of car donations

At St. Jude, every donation, including a vehicle donation, helps provide lifesaving treatments to children fighting childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Donating a car to St. Jude is a gift that keeps on giving. Other benefits include.


Free up space

Rather than letting an unused vehicle sit, let it go to a good cause and free up the space!


Avoid expensive repairs

Instead of paying to repair a damaged or inoperable vehicle, let St. Jude take it off your hands.


Skip the hassle

Donate a car to help save the lives of children worldwide, and save yourself the time and energy of selling it.


Get a tax write-off

Car donations are tax deductible. You can typically deduct your car’s value when you include your donation in your charitable contribution deduction.


How to donate a car to St. Jude

Using the CARS vehicle donation program makes donating a car easy. Just follow the simple steps outlined below. 


Fill out the secure CARS vehicle donation form below or call (855) 500-RIDE (7433) to register your vehicle. Where specified, select St. Jude as your charity of choice for your vehicle donation. 


 Schedule a free pickup

A CARS representative will contact you within 24 hours to schedule a pickup by a licensed tow company at no cost to you.

Note: A Certificate of Title will be required at the time of vehicle pickup.


Get tax receipts

The tow company will give you a pick-up receipt to use for tax purposes. Once your vehicle is sold, you will receive a tax receipt within 30 days of the sale if you provided your tax identification number at the time of your initial donation.


For questions or more information about the CARS donation process, please contact CARS directly at (844) 5-ST-JUDE (844-578-5833).


What vehicle donations does St. Jude accept?

CARS accepts most car donations for charity. These can include:

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Why support St. Jude with a car donation?

When you donate to St. Jude, whether that’s through one-time or monthly giving, donating a car or one of the many other ways to give, you’re helping save the lives of children around the world. In addition to our groundbreaking research and treatment methods, at St. Jude, families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live.

Your generosity helps us continue to give children with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases the chance to grow up.

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