About Our Car Donation Program

Family in carCar Donation Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to benefit charities throughout the United States. Car Donation Foundation operates car donation programs that benefit a variety of important causes including children’s charities and hospitals, and veterans programs. Car Donation Foundation also operates as Wheels For Wishes, Wheels For Wishes and Wellness, and Vehicles For Veterans.

Car Donation Foundation (dba Wheels For Wishes) benefits Make-A-Wish chapters in various locations throughout the United States, helping grant wishes for children in their local communities who have been diagnosed with critical illnesses. Since our founding in 2009, Wheels For Wishes has donated over 67 million dollars to participating Make-A-Wish chapters, helping make thousands of wishes come true.

A Word From Make-A-Wish®

I am writing today to thank you for your organization’s incredible support of Make-A-Wish. To date, the Wheels for Wishes program has generated over $53 million for our enterprise, a financial milestone that translates into thousands of life-changing wishes for children across the United States.

Read the full letter from David Williams, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish America.

A Child’s Wish

Car Donation Foundation (Wheels For Wishes) is a GuideStar Gold ParticipantGranting a child’s wish is a special and rewarding process. A wish is an opportunity for children to take a break from their medical routines and live their dreams. A wish lifts their spirits and helps them fight harder. Wheels For Wishes makes a significant impact on a child’s life by making donations to participating Make-A-Wish chapters. Donating your car to Wheels For Wishes to benefit your local Make-A-Wish chapter can help make a wish kid’s dream become a reality.

Benefits Of Our Car Donation

  • You can donate cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, and even boats. 
  • Receive a charitable tax deduction
  • Eliminate the hassle of selling your car
  • Contribute to the green movement by recycling your car
  • Donate almost any vehicle regardless of whether it is running or not
  • Receive fast, free pick-up and towing of your donated vehicle
  • Help give a child in your community a wish to look forward to

ChildDepending on where you live, you can donate a car to benefit your local chapter of Make-A-Wish. The vehicles we receive are either auctioned to new owners or recycled, and the proceeds from their sale stay local, benefiting your local Make-A-Wish chapter.

Donating a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes is an easy way to show your love and support to children in your community. We are proud to offer such a service.