How to Donate a Car in Alaska

Alaska has about 185,000 vehicles registered across the state, fewer than anywhere else in the country. The average vehicle registered is 13.8 years old, some of the oldest in the country. Even with that few cars registered,, there are still thousands of cars in Alaska just sitting around that you wouldn’t pay to fix if somebody dared you. But forgotten, unused, unloved cars are a great source of funding for your favorite local public radio station.

How difficult is it to donate a car in Alaska?

While the best part of donating a car in Alaska is the support you provide to the people who deliver news, music and insightful talk to your radio every single day, the second best part is how easy it is to donate:

  1. Have your vehicle title ready.
  2. Follow this link to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program or call us at 1-877-215-0227.
  3. Answer the questions about your car and yourself.
  4. Select a date and time to have your car picked up.

It’s really that easy.

Note: If your vehicle is missing its title, you can obtain a duplicate from the Alaska Department of Administration, Division of Motor Vehicles. You can download the form at the Alaska DOA website.

What do you need to know when donating a vehicle in Alaska?

Of course, there’s a bit of paperwork you need to fill out. On the day your vehicle is picked up, you’ll need a few things to complete the process:

Vehicle Title: In order to complete your Alaska car donation, transfer your title by SIGNING your name on the BACK of the title where it’s marked “SIGNATURE.” Make sure it’s EXACTLY as it appears printed on the front of the title.

What should I expect on the day of pickup?

The day of your scheduled vehicle pickup, you’ll need to provide the driver with the completed title, along with the keys. After the vehicle sells, you'll receive a vehicle donation receipt for tax purposes.

What are some good car donation resources in Alaska?

The Car Talk Vehicle donation program will provide funds to the AlaskaPublic Radio station of your choice.