Keys to Progress® Program FAQs

How do I know if I’m eligible to receive a vehicle and how do I apply?
You must meet the outlined criteria and apply through a non-profit organization (e.g., charity, military association like a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post, Veterans Administration (VA) hospital, etc.).

When are applications accepted?
Vehicles are distributed once a year, typically in November, through the Keys to Progress program. We begin to review applications starting in May of each program year.

How do you pick who receives a car?
We work with veteran-friendly non-profit organizations that help us identify the recipients based on the above-mentioned criteria. Whether they need the car to go to work, volunteer or get medical attention, we’re happy to help them keep moving forward.

Where do these cars come from?
Progressive works with local National Auto Body Council (NABC) member body shops to recycle and donate vehicles that were damaged in an accident. They’ve been fully restored for the veterans as part of a special NABC Recycled RidesTM program.

How many cars do you give away annually?
On average, we gift over 100 cars a year at various locations where we have Progressive Service Centers across the country.

Why do you focus on veterans for vehicle donations?
Veterans are special people. They’ve served our country, so we’re doing what we can to pay them back for their service.

I’m a veteran in need of a vehicle. Are there other programs out there like this?
One of the organizations we team up with for the Keys to Progress program is 1-800-Charity Cars. This organization works with veterans in need all year long. You can learn more at 1-800-Charity Cars or by giving them a call at 1-800-CHARITY (1-800-242-7489).