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Donate Your Car In Sacramento, California to benefit make-a-wish kids

Residents of Northern California and Nevada use Wheels For Wishes as an easy way to help children in their community. You can donate nearly any vehicle to help Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada bring more hope, strength, and joy to local kids!

California and Nevada charity car donation program
Sacramento area vehicle donation makes wishes come true for children like 5 year old Maren's wish to swim with mermaids.

The Benefits of a sacramento car donation

Donating to Wheels For Wishes is a great way to help a charity, but it's also a beneficial process for you.

  • We offer free towing of almost any vehicle, running or not.
  • You don't have to worry about trying to sell or trade in your unwanted car when you donate it.
  • We take care of all the details for you. This includes handling the DMV paperwork, title transfer and everything else.
  • Because Wheels For Wishes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, you also receive a tax deduction for your donation.
  • After your vehicle donation is picked up, we will send you a 100% tax deductible receipt that you can use with your 1098-c when filing your taxes.

"Thanks to your thoughtful support, we have been able to grant more than 10,000 wishes for local children since 1983. Thank you for your generosity! Together, we are changing lives in our community - one wish at a time.”

Karen Alvord, Chief Executive Officer

Make-A-Wish Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada

Sacramento Car Donation Charity
5 year old Ethan's wish to be a garbage man.

We Tow You For Free, Even If It Doesn't Run

In California, we will pick up almost any vehicle from:

In Nevada, we will pick up almost any vehicle from:

  • Carson City
  • Reno
  • West Wendover.

Residents all over northern Nevada can take part in the Wheels For Wishes program. No matter how small your town is, we will pick up your car and you can make a difference for local kids.

Free Towing Of Almost Any Vehicle

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

Free Towing For Sacramento Car Donations

We are dedicated to making vehicle donations a great experience for you. One of the ways we benefit you is by sending our partner towing drivers to your Sacramento home and picking up your used car for free!

That's right! Wherever you are in California, we will come pick up your used car for free!

That's the kind of nonprofit organization we are! We want to reward your humanity in the little details.

Your Car Donation Earns A Great Tax Deduction with our vehicle donation Program

A car donation program like us cares about our donors. You get a tax deduction when you donate your vehicle to us!

That's right! Car donation pays!

After your vehicle is sold at auction, we mail your tax receipt to you. It will reflect the auction sale price.

Our team is experienced in getting the most value out of your generous car donation. That means more tax benefits for you and more net proceeds for Make-A-Wish kids after your vehicle is sold.

If the selling price is less than $500, you can claim the fair market value up to $500. If the sales price is above $500, you can claim the full amount.

Please speak to a tax advisor for a closer tax estimate on your tax deductible receipt.

No Hassle From Selling, Storing, Or Fixing Unwanted Vehicles

California car donations can alleviate the hassle of selling, storing or fixing your vehicle.

Selling your car is hassle that includes posting ads, haggling for price, and scheduling test drives. Donate a car in the Sacramento area to make more space for cars, motorcycles, trucks, boats, construction equipment, and more!

Fixing your car, boat, truck or any other vehicle can be costly and it can take a lot of time and effort. Save yourself the frustration and earn a nice tax deduction with truck, boat, or any other vehicle donation.

How Do I Donate A Car In The Sacramento Area?

Donate a car in Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada here:

  1. Call 1-855-278-9474 or visit our online donation form.
  2. Next, we’ll arrange your tow within 24 hours of the next business day.
  3. Finally, when the vehicle donation process is complete, we'll mail you your tax deductible receipt.
Northeastern California Car Donation Program
Vehicle donation makes wishes possible for kids like 8 year old Guy's wish to be a race car driver.

Since our founding in 2010, we have donated more than $113 million to local chapters of Make-A-Wish throughout the country. This has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 13,638 wishes to local kids. Our mission is to ensure that more kids who have serious medical conditions can have a chance at a happy and fulfilling childhood. You help make that possible by donating your car!

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 May 2024, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes to grant more than 13,638 wishes and counting.

What Types Of Vehicles Can Be Donated?

Donate Your Car Or Truck And Help Local Kids

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