Frequently Asked Questions
We accept most vehicles including, but not limited to:
Yes! The American Lung Association of Rhode Island is a 501c3 non-profit, charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law however, individual tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional to determine what, if any, benefit you may receive by donating your vehicle.
All that is needed to donate your vehicle is the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it, please call us anyway. It is possible that other arrangements can be made. You can reach us by phone to 1-800-577-LUNG, or by sending email to V[email protected].
Yes, we are able to accept 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 our online donation form.
We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing company. We will have it picked up quickly (usually within a week or so) and at a time that is convenient for you.
In short, the IRS allows you (the donor) to assess the fair market value of your vehicle. After January 1st 2005, the maximum value you can claim is either $500 or the actual selling price of the vehicle, whichever is greater. We will notify you within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle and will include the actual sales price.
We also suggest you review IRS Publication 526 which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, then click here and search for Publication 526.
You will be contacted by our customer service staff within 4 days of submitting your donation form. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, please call us at 1-800-577-LUNG and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Please complete and submit our online donation form or call us at 1-800-577-LUNG.