We're still accepting vehicle donations, but subject to change if necessary. For faster service please use the online form. In light of COVID-19, we are taking all steps necessary for your car donation to take place in a safe manner. See our COVID-19 FAQ page for details.
Your donation helps children in your local community.
We'll help you get the maximum possible tax deduction.
Don't waste time or money trying to sell your vehicle.
Accepting most vehicles regardless of condition.

Getting Your Old Car Turned Into A Child's Wish Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3…

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

Donate A Car Anywhere In Northeastern California and Northern Nevada

Residents of northern California and Nevada use Wheels For Wishes as an easy way to help children in their community.

California and Nevada charity car donation program

Car donation makes wishes come true for children like 5 year old Maren’s wish to swim with mermaids in Hawaii.

You can donate nearly any vehicle to help Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada bring more hope, strength, and joy to local kids!

In California, we cover:

In Nevada, we cover:

  • 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!

Why Donate A Car To Charity?

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 is picked up, we will send you a 100% tax deductible receipt that you can use with your 1098-c when filing your taxes.

“With the help of generous supporters like you, we have been able to create magical moments for more than, 5,600 local wish children since 1983. Thank you for helping us to continue to make our community a better place, one wish child at a time.”

Jennifer A. Stolo, Chief Executive Officer

Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada

Sacramento Car Donation Charity

5 year old Ethan’s wish to be a garbage man.

A Northeastern California And Northern Nevada Car Donation Starts Here

Your car donation to Wheels For Wishes gives you the best possible tax deduction and free towing. Help a Make-A-Wish child with your car donation today!

  1. Call 1-877-680-9474 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 car 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 $69 million to local chapters of Make-A-Wish throughout the country. This has helped Make-A-Wish grant more than 9,451 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!

 

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.

$69,240,377

As of January 2020, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes contribute to grant more than 9,451 wishes and counting.

Excellent 9.3 out of 10