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The Roanoke Star in Roanoke, VirginiaMaking a child’s wish come true is as easy as making a phone call! Just let us know that you have a car to donate and we’ll take care of the rest. Whether it’s running or not, we’ll take your vehicle and make the most out of it! Wheels For Wishes knows how to turn “junk cars” into magic for kids, so donating your car is something you can feel good about. Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program that benefits Make-A-Wish ® Greater Virginia and turns old cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, and in most cases, even boats into wishes for children in Roanoke and all of Virginia. 4,000 wishes have been granted since 1987, and Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia won’t stop there. With over 500 volunteers to date, Make-A-Wish works hard to make sure that every child benefits from the power of a wish granted.

Get The Most Good For Your Vehicle Donation, Our 100% Tax Deductible Program Offers:

  • A great tax deduction for a worthy cause. You’ll get the maximum possible tax deduction for your charity car donation. Unlike many other vehicle donation services, we are a fully registered IRS 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.
  • Pick-up and tow of your vehicle. Tell us where to go, and we’ll pick up your car, running or not! Whether it’s Norfolk or anywhere else in Virginia, we’ll tow free of charge.
  • A convenient alternative to trading in or selling your car. We make it so easy, it’s practically effortless!
  • The knowledge that you are helping children all over Virginia, such as Cave Spring, Salem, Hollins, Hardy, and more.

You’re Helping Roanoke Kids

Proceeds from your car donation benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, so that means you will help local children. You can feel good about knowing that any child you pass could actually be your special “wish kid.” These kids deserve to receive the power of a wish come true, and it is sometimes what they need to bring hope, strength, and joy back into their lives. We work hard to make this happen, and we guarantee that your donation will make a child smile.

Whether a child wishes to travel across the country or they choose to stay right here in Roanoke, we’ll provide them with a dream come true. One of the most spectacular things Roanoke has to offer “Wish Kids” is the Mill Mountain Star and Park. “Wish Kids” will love this attraction, and they can believe the star was made for them for this very occasion. The attraction features a giant 88-foot manmade star, sitting on Mill Mountain, and surrounded by biking and hiking trails, plus Mill Mountain Zoo, containing over 45 rare or endangered species of animals.

Kids will love Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley Water Park, which features an indoor and outdoor park, so this makes it great if visiting during the colder months. The indoor park is open year round and kids can enjoy swimming, games, a gymnasium and even a fitness area for the ambitious. The outdoor area is open during the warmed months and features two 34-foot high slides, plus a lazy river!

History lovers will enjoy the Harrison Museum of African-American Culture, which is held in the first high school for African-American students. Kids can learn from memorabilia, artwork, and photographs, which is sure to be a great learning experience. Similarly, kids can enjoy a blast from the past as they enjoy antique automobiles and trucks, plus electric and diesel locomotives at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, a historic freight station.

A child may instead ask to attend a Salem Red Sox game at the LewisGale Field, where they can enjoy a Waffle Cone, Cracker Jacks, and a Jumbo Hot Dog. It is sure to be a magical experience for a child who dreams of seeing their favorite hometown sports team.

Make The Call to Make a Wish Come true: Three Easy Steps to Donate a Vehicle to Benefit Virginia Kids

When you donate your car to Wheels For Wishes, you will find that it’s the easiest and most beneficial alternative to buying or selling your car. You won’t have to go through the hassle of listing your car, showing it, or haggling for a sales price and you will save so much time by eliminating those annoying steps. Our professional service makes donating a car so incredibly easy, and you’ll be done before you know it.

  • Take a minute to call us at 1-877-442-9474 or simply fill out our vehicle donation form. Our experienced vehicle donation representatives are available anytime to help you or answer any questions you may have.
  • Leave the rest up to us. We’ll contact you within 24 hours to schedule your vehicle pick up! At no cost, we tow all vehicles, anywhere in Virginia (including Norfolk).
  • Lastly, we’ll mail out your tax-deductible receipt. Save this and deduct from your taxes at the end of the year. Any donations we receive online before 12:00 A.M. January 1st count for that tax year, so there’s never been a better time to donate a car!   

Donating your car is an easy way to get rid of an old car, and it’s something you can be proud of doing. Your donation will help grant the wish of a child in Roanoke, and you can be sure that you are changing a child’s life forever.