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Your car donation helps local children!

Your Car Donation Funds Make-A-Wish Illinois

You may be on the edge of deciding to move on from your vehicle. Whether that is because you want an upgrade or to go green, Wheels For Wishes can help give you the incentive to donate any type of vehicle!

Wheels For Wishes will pick up and tow away your vehicle for free! In the process, you will have significant freed-up space in your garage, shed, yard or driveway. It gets better. It pays to donate as you will also receive a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt to use on your 1098-c form when filing taxes. As a cherry on top, your donation will make a huge impact on Make-A-Wish Illinois, helping local kids to live their dreams!

On behalf of all of us at Make-A-Wish® Illinois, I would like to thank the Car Donation Foundation for your generous support to help make the wishes of courageous Illinois children come true. Your part in our mission is essential.

Stephanie Springs, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Illinois

We Take All Sorts Of Vehicle Donations!

  • Cars
  • Boats
  • Motorcycles
  • Motorhomes
  • Trucks
  • SUV’s
  • RV’s
  • Watercraft
  • Trailers
  • And more, even if the vehicle is not running!

Free Towing In Illinois!

Clean up your property and donate the boat and its trailer to Wheels For Wishes! You can use the tax deduction for a new boat, and Make-A-Wish will use your donation to make dreams come true!

Get Your Illinois Car Donation Started

We will pick up your car, anywhere in Illinois, and tow it away for free, even if it doesn’t run! Here’s how to get started:

  • Start by calling us at 1-877-351-9474 or click on this online donation form.
  • We will then contact you to arrange your free towing pick up within 24 hours of the next business day.
  • Finally, we will mail you your receipt when the donation process is complete. Hold onto that receipt for your next tax return!
  • At the time of vehicle pick up you won’t need to sign over your title. However, to complete the donation process, your title is required to be submitted. Sign and print your name at the bottom of the front page of the vehicle title. If you need help with the title process our phone representatives will be happy to assist you.

You can help make dreams come true for Illinois kids, help the environment and make your own life more convenient with one simple donation to Wheels For Wishes Illinois!

Check from WFW to Make-A-Wish Illinois May 2017

We make it easy to donate a car and help local kids

Our Mission

Wheels For Wishes believes that every child, no matter his or her health, deserves a chance to have a happy and fulfilling childhood. By donating your vehicle, we are able to raise funds to support Make-A-Wish chapters in locations throughout the country, helping grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. A wish is an opportunity for a child to focus on something other than their medical routines, and be a kid again.


As of January 2020, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes contribute to grant more than 9,000 wishes and counting.

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