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Your car donation helps local children!

Donate A Car In Iowa To Benefit Make-A-Wish Kids

When you donate your car to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Iowa, you can help kids to just feel like kids again when they are living with critical illnesses.

Iowa Charity Car Donation Organization

You helped make 4 year old Eli’s wish possible with your Iowa car donations!

You may not think that your unwanted vehicle has the power to affect someone’s life, but that vehicle makes a huge impact for the ‘wish’ kids of Make-A-Wish.

We Accept All Kinds Of Iowa Vehicles!

Wheels For Wishes turns all kinds of vehicles into funding for Make-A-Wish:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • RV’s
  • SUV’s
  • Boats
  • Trailers
  • And much more!

The Impact Of Wheels For Wishes

Since 2010, Wheels For Wishes has donated over $84 million to Make-A-Wish chapters all over the U.S. and we’re not stopping there!

“Your generosity and support impacts our wish children and families at a time when they need it the most.  A wish is more than just a nice thing, it is a necessary part of a child’s treatment plan, delivering hope to a child fighting a critical illness.  Thank you for giving to our wish children, ensuring our mission continues across the state of Iowa.”

Jennifer Woodley, PhD, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa

Make-A-Wish Iowa Car Donation Charity Program

Because of your Iowa car donations Will was able to go to Barret Jackson Antique Car Auction.

The Benefits Of A Make-A-Wish Iowa Car Donation

  • Wheels For Wishes takes care of the paperwork.
  • We go all the way to you to tow away your vehicle for free!
  • Plus, your precious space will be clutter-free.
  • Because we are a trustworthy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, you get a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt to use at tax time when filling out your 1098-c.
  • Most importantly, your donation benefits Make-A-Wish Iowa, helping to make dreams come true for local kids who really need it!
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Grant wishes with your Iowa vehicle donation like Carly’s wish!

We Service Every Part Of Iowa!

How Do I Donate A Car In Iowa?

No matter where you are in Iowa, we’ll pick up your car and tow it away for free, even if it doesn’t run! Here’s how to get started:

  1. Call 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online donation form.
  2. We’ll arrange your free towing pick up within 24 hours of the next business day.
  3. Once your vehicle is sold at auction we’ll mail you your receipt. Hold on to that for next year’s taxes!
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5 year old Sam got to visit Hawaii because of the funding your car donation provides.

Your vehicle donation saves you time and precious space all while giving you a great tax return. Meanwhile, local kids will live their dreams through Make-A-Wish. Donate today to experience this awesome win-win!

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 April 2021, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes contribute to grant more than 10,959 wishes and counting.

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