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Donate A Car In California To Charity

Residents all over the State of California use Wheels For Wishes as an easy way to help children in their community.

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Here's What You Get From A California Car Donation

  1. Free towing of almost any vehicle, running or not.
  2. Because Wheels For Wishes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, you also receive a tax deduction for your donation.
  3. You don’t have to worry about trying to sell or trade in your unwanted car when you donate it.
  4. We take care of all the details for you. This includes handling the DMV paperwork, title transfer and everything else.
  5. After your vehicle is picked up, we will send you a 100% tax deductible receipt that you can use with your 1098-c when filing your taxes.
  6. Your car donation helps children dealing with critical illness in California.

Free Towing Of Almost Any Vehicle Anywhere In California

  • Cars
  • SUV’s
  • Motorcycles
  • Trucks
  • Jet Skis
  • Watercraft
  • Boats
  • Motorhomes
  • RV’s
  • Trailers
  • And more!

Donate a car anywhere in the Greater Bay Area to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

"In 2016, Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties delivered 98 wishes to kids across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. With the support of our dedicated volunteers, staff and donors we hope to exceed that goal in 2017! Thank you again for your support and for believing in the power of a wish."

Pattie Mullins, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties

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Donate your car in the Los Angeles Area to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles

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In Northeastern & Central California donate your car to benefit Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California & Northern Nevada

  • Sacramento
  • Roseville
  • Folsom
  • Yuba City
  • Elk Grove
  • Modesto
  • Stockton. No matter where you are in northern California, you can donate your car for FREE.

"With the help of generous supporters like you, we have been able to create magical moments for more than, 5,600 local wish children since 1983. Thank you for helping us to continue to make our community a better place, one wish child at a time."

Jennifer A. Stolo, Chief Executive Officer

Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada

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In the San Diego area donate your car to benefit Make-A-Wish San Diego

"Nearly every day in San Diego, a child is diagnosed with a critical illness. Because of your generosity, Make-A-Wish® San Diego is able to grant wishes to these children without delay."

Chris Sichel, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish San Diego

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In the Tri-County Area of California donate your car to benefit Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties

"In 2016, Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties delivered 98 wishes to kids across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. With the support of our dedicated volunteers, staff and donors we hope to exceed that goal in 2017! Thank you again for your support and for believing in the power of a wish."

Pattie Mullins, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties

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An Orange County Car Donation Benefits Orange County Children’s Hospitals & Charities

  • Anaheim
  • Santa Ana
  • Irvine
  • Huntington Beach
  • Garden Grove

How To Donate A Car In California

Here's how you can turn your car donation into funding for Make-A-Wish kids in California:

  1. First, call 1-855-278-9474 or visit our online donation form.
  2. Next, we’ll arrange your free tow within 24 hours of the next business day.
  3. Finally, when the car donation process is complete, we’ll mail you your tax deductible receipt.

In California you’ll need a signed transferable title at the time of pick up in order to donate. Please sign on the signature line 1a on the front of the title. If there are two owners listed on the title, the owner listed second would sign on line 1b. We can help with almost any title issue you may have, give us a call if you have any title questions or visit our California title FAQ.

Since our founding in 2010, we have donated more than $102 million to local chapters of Make-A-Wish throughout the country. This has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 9,000 wishes to local kids. Our mission is to ensure that more kids who have serious medical conditions can have a chance at a happy and fulfilling childhood. You help make that possible by donating your car!

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CDF also runs the following programs:
Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans, and Animal Car Donation benefiting animal rescue organizations.

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CDF's mission is to help these benefitting charities fulfill their missions with proceeds from CDF's car donation programs. CDF and all benefitting charities are separate and unaffiliated 501c organizations.
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