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A vehicle donation to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro New York, helps make wishes come true for Make-A-Wish kids throughout New York City. Wheels For Wishes provides NYC residents an alternative way to benefit local kids with a simple vehicle donation.

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Your NYC vehicle donations help grant wishes like 5 year old Hannah's wish to be a mermaid.

In a city where public transportation is so readily available, why hold onto a vehicle that hardly gets used? Instead, donate it to a great cause and also contribute to the green movement at the same time.

Our vehicle donation program provides one of the great tax deductions when you donate a car in New York! You're a phone call away from benefiting amazing local kids when you donate your vehicle.

Why Donate Your New York City Car To Wheels For Wishes?

From 2010 until now, Wheels For Wishes has been a positive force for Make-A-Wish, donating over $110 million. Every kid from Metro New York deserves a happy and care-free childhood and donors like you help make that happen!

"We're truly grateful for your compassion for local children. Each wish experience is even more than a joyful moment in time – it's an opportunity to create memories that wish kids and their families can draw strength from for years to come."

Julia Masucci, Director, Donor Care & Executive Administration

Make-A-Wish Metro New York


Vehicle donation with Wheels For Wishes is even more convenient with free pick up! Donate a car to charity, and you'll also receive a great tax deduction for your vehicle donation.

NYC Car Donation Works For You Too!

At Wheels For Wishes, we are dedicated to making the donation experience great! Part of that is making sure our generous New York City donors get benefits of their own!

Here are just a handful of benefits that come when you donate a car in New York City:

  1. First of all, it pays to donate. When you are filing your taxes, you get a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt to use on your 1098-c form.
  2. Secondly, with our New York City car donation program, we tow away your unwanted vehicle, free of charge. No matter where you live in New York City, including Long Island, Staten Island and all over NYC! We'll even send our tow truck driver partners to upstate in places like New Rochelle, Mount Vernon and anywhere else in New York!
  3. Plus, we help you free up space on your property.
  4. We make the entire donation process convenient and fast! We are here to help with questions about title requirements, license plates, market value, paperwork, etc.
  5. Finally, Make-A-Wish kids get to live their dreams because of your donation!

Stop dealing with the hassle of parking and driving in NYC. Choose one of the better alternatives, protect the environment by reducing emissions, and donate your unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes! Your vehicle will change the life of a child dealing with critical illness.

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The proceeds from your car donations provide wishes like 11 year old Malik's wish to make his own video game.

Free Towing From Anywhere In New York City

We come to you with free vehicle pick up anywhere in New York if we accept your donation, including:

Avoid the busy New York City traffic and rely on subways, buses, biking, walking, carpooling, or even taking a taxi. There is no shortage of public transportation In New York City, so donate your unwanted car today and receive plenty of great benefits for your vehicle donation!

Our Charity Program Takes All Sorts Of Vehicles

We accept most vehicles in most conditions, running or not. We also accept most types of vehicles, including:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Boats
  • Jet Skis
  • Motorcycles
  • Trailers
  • SUV's
  • RV's
  • And much more!

Call us at 1-855-278-9474 to see if we'll accept your vehicle donation! If we do, we will contact you within 24 hours of the next business day to schedule your convenient complimentary towing.

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Car donations can make wishes come true like 6 year old Aldous' wish to take a helicpoter ride over a volcano in Hawaii.

How You Can Donate Your Car In New York To Charity:

No matter where you are in New York, we will pick up your vehicle for absolutely free, even if it doesn’t run! Here’s how to get started:

  • Call 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online donation form.
  • We’ll arrange your free towing pick up within 24 hours of the next business day.
  • When your vehicle donation is sold at auction we’ll mail you your receipt. Hold on to that for next year’s tax write off!

Don’t waste time and money trying to sell your car, donate to Wheels For Wishes today! You will get a great tax deduction, Make-A-Wish will help make dreams come true and you will get around faster!

Donate a car to our charity car donation program to receive great benefits and help Make-A-Wish kids get the best wish they could ask for.

New York State Car Donations Help Make-A-Wish Kids

Including Central New York, Hudson Valley, North East New York, and Metro New York.

We offer free pickup in any part of New York. Unlike many other nonprofits, we are a registered 501(c)(3) charity with the IRS. That means you'll be eligible for a tax deduction. All you need to donate is the VIN number, and most likely a title.

Why Wheels For Wishes is The Best Option For Your Vehicle

Why would you donate your vehicle when you could sell it or repair it? Vehicle donation actually brings a lot of value to donors when it's with Wheels For Wishes!

Here's why donating may be a better option than selling, storing, or repairing your unwanted vehicle:

Selling Can Be A Hassle

Selling your vehicle typically means you are posting ads, haggling for sale price, scheduling test drives, and keeping your schedule clear. All the while, you have to pay for insurance and make sure your vehicle retains its value by maintaining it.

Donating your car gets you value through tax deduction. Plus, you don't have to deal with any of the hassle!

It's as simple as calling or filling out an online form, and we pick up your donation for free!

Storing Your Vehicle Takes Up important Space

Storing your unwanted car can take up crucial space in your garage or driveway. You simply might not know what to do with it, but it is taking space and shelter away from the vehicles that you use!

Donating it clears up that space and gives you a renewed sense of organization!

Repairing Your Vehicle Can Be Expensive and Time Consuming

Sometimes, the most valuable thing is time. Paying a shop to fix your car is often more expensive than it's worth.

At the same time, it can often be a huge project to repair your vehicle. Not only do you have to pay for parts and do the labor, but you have to do it right!

Vehicle donations take away the stress and effort, and you get a nice tax deduction! Plus, you're helping local New York kids in the process through Make-A-Wish!

Your vehicle Can Help Grant Wishes!

The greatest argument for car donation to Wheels For Wishes is that you are benefiting local New York Make-A-Wish kids! The charitable funds from your unwanted car will help make dreams come true for amazing 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 November 2023, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes to grant more than 13,367 wishes and counting.

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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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