Your Vehicle

As an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy, we participate in the Vehicle Donation Program. Donate your used vehicle today to benefit the McMains Children's Developmental Center.

Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle to the McMains Children's Developmental Center, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

The proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles help to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. It's as easy as filling out the online auto donation form. When filling out the form, please select "LA - UCP of Baton Rouge." 

Any vehicles are accepted, regardless of age and condition!

 Visit the online donation page

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Please have your title in hand when you call.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thurs: 8 am – 7 pm, Friday: 8 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4 pm, Sunday Closed


Vehicle donations made to United Cerebral Palsy are tax deductible. Our organization has been designated by the IRS as a 501c (3) charity. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the gross proceeds exceed $500, Form 1098C "Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes" and Form 8283 "Non Cash Charitable Contributions", must also be completed and attached. Forms 1098C and 8283 are required to be provided to the donor within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle. To learn more on what the donors' responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the "Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations" found in IRS Publication 4303. 

To arrange the process over the phone, simply call the toll free number at 1-877-UCP-CAR1, (1-877-827-2271) with the year, make and model of your vehicle, the general condition, the vehicle identification number, and with title and lien in hand and they will handle the rest. They will arrange a convenient time for free auto towing, and will mail your required tax form documentation within four to six weeks.

The McMains Children's Developmental Center and United Cerebral Palsy have partnered with Melwood Charity Car Donation Center, a non-profit agency, to manage and operate our vehicle donation program. Since 1963, Melwood has provided job training and employment for over 2,000 individuals with disabilities.