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Donate Almost Any Vehicle In Rockford, IL To Benefit Make-A-Wish Kids

If you were told that simply donating an unwanted car could help grant a wish for a local child in Rockford, would you believe it? You should – because it’s true! With Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Illinois, you can help grant a wish for a local child and give them the opportunity of their life just by donating a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat, motorcycle, or any other type of vehicle!

When you donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, you are giving a deserving child a chance to take a trip of a lifetime, whether they choose to stay right here in Rockford or travel to their favorite amusement park or see their sports heroes. Regardless of what the choice may be, the opportunities are endless. It really is that simple to be a hero for a local child with a critical illness, and donating your car makes it possible.


Your generous car donations provide wishes like 5 year old Azka's wish to record a podcast.

Since 1987, Make-A-Wish Illinois has been working endlessly to grant wishes for Rockford kids since 1985. Wheels For Wishes is proud to be a supporter of Make-A-Wish Illinois and takes pride in accepting donated vehicles, running or not. The earned proceeds are then used to benefit Make-A-Wish. Vehicles are either auctioned off for lucky new owners to use, or they are recycled and reused. Vehicle donation is not only extremely kind and generous, but also an important contribution to the green movement.

Rockford, IL Car Donation Comes With These Benefits:

  • You'll always deal with our professional service people. We've worked hard to make the vehicle donation process as easy as possible for you.
  • Unlike other programs, Wheels For Wishes is a fully registered IRS 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. That means you get the maximum 100% tax deduction for your vehicle donation.
  • Get fast free pick-up and towing anywhere in the state, including Springfield and Peoria.
  • Best of all, we accept all vehicle donations! It doesn't matter to us whether they are running or not. We can turn any set of wheels into wishes for local kids.

10 year old Jaysen's wish to go to Hawaii was made possible through car donors like you!

Help Children In All Corners Of Illinois And Right Here In Rockford

We work hard to help kids all across Illinois. By donating your car, you help Make-A-Wish Illinois bring hope, joy and strength into the lives of Northern Illinois' "Wish Kids." We will happily pick up your car, running or not, from anywhere in Illinois including DeKalb, Woodstock, Crystal Lake or Gurnee.


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

Your car donations have provided more than $113 Million in funding to Make-A-Wish chapters across the U.S. and we aren't stopping there. Our mission is to help Make-A-Wish provide wishes for every child that is dealing with critical illness, regardless of any road blocks that might be in the way. Start your car donation below.

Donating Your Vehicle Is Easy, Just Follow Our Three-Step Process

It only takes a minute, and you can begin the process either online or over the phone.

  1. Give us a call at 1-855-278-9474 and our experienced, helpful staff will get the ball rolling on your donation. You may also fill out our donation form
  2. We schedule a convenient pick up time. We are more than happy to tow any vehicle, anywhere in Illinois.
  3. We will mail your tax deductible receipt. Save this receipt in a safe location and deduct it from your taxes at the end of the year. Any donation we receive before midnight on Jan. 1 will count for that tax year.

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

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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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