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Getting Your Old Car Turned Into A Child's Wish Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3…

Donate your vehicle and get easy free towing.
Get a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.
Your car donation helps local children!

Donate A Car In Illinois To Benefit Children Dealing With Critical Illness

Wheels For Wishes is a non-profit car donation program that benefits Make-A-Wish Illinois. The proceeds from your car donations make a big difference when it comes to funding the wish experiences of Make-A-Wish Illinois.

“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

Illinois car donation charity

Car donations like yours provide wishes for kids like 3 year old Bryce’s wish to have a pool.

Car Donation Benefits Everyone, Including You!

You may be on the edge of deciding to move on from your vehicle, Wheels For Wishes can help give you the incentive to donate any type of vehicle!

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

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!

When You Donate Your Car You Receive Free Towing Anywhere 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!

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Your generous car donations provide wishes for kids like 4 year old Kate’s wish to go to Disney World.

Get Your Illinois Car Donation Started Here

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:

  1. Start by calling us at 1-855-278-9474 or click on this online donation form.
  2. We will then contact you to arrange your free towing pick up within 24 hours of the next business day.
  3. Finally, we will mail you your receipt when the donation process is complete. Hold onto that receipt for your next tax return!

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

Check from WFW to Make-A-Wish Illinois

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.

$76,443,129

As of October 2020, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes contribute to grant more than 10,188 wishes and counting.

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