August 26, 2021

If You Know a Deserving Veteran Who Needs a Car, ‘Keys to Progress’ May Be Able to Help

Since 2013, Progressive Insurance has been honoring veterans with vehicle donations through the Keys to Progress® veteran vehicle giveaway program.

The one-day vehicle giveaway event happens every November. Employees across the country volunteer to find vehicles to donate, organize fundraising activities to collect money or goods to provide recipient families, and plan memorable vehicle giveaway events for the veterans.

The goal of providing transportation support is to offer a little relief and improve the lives of military men and women facing tough circumstances—from difficult personal and family health needs to excessive rent burdens, unemployment, and homelessness.

If you are a veteran and have interest in being a vehicle giveaway recipient, you need to apply through a nonprofit organization (e.g., charity, military association like a Veterans of Foreign Wars post, Veterans Administration hospital, etc.).

To qualify, a candidate must:
  • Be able to provide a DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)
  • Fall below 200 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines table issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have no major driving infractions during the last seven years
  • Be able to insure and maintain the vehicle
  • Not own a vehicle nor show a hardship with current vehicle
  • Provide at least one year income tax filing
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Be able to pay transfer fees
  • Pay all applicable sales tax and fees after one year of ownership
  • Pay insurance coverage after six months of ownership
Applications are reviewed starting in May of each program year and recipients are typically selected and contacted by Sept. 30.

Watch the most recent recap of the Keys to Progress program from November 2020.

For more information, please Dan Bullis at or 703-307-0074.