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Donate A Car In San Diego, California To Benefit Make-A-Wish Kids Dealing With Critical Illness

Wheels For Wishes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego. Our car donation program helps raise funds for Make-A-Wish, which helps them grant more wishes for kids in the San Diego area. Since we started in 2010, Wheels For Wishes has raised more than $103 million to local Make-A-Wish chapters around the country.

Your Impact On Make-A-Wish San Diego

We think that every child, regardless of their health, should have a chance to have a happy and carefree life. We do this by supporting Make-A-Wish with the proceeds from our car donation program. You can get involved, and all it takes is a car donation.

"Nearly every day in San Diego, a child is diagnosed with a critical illness. Because of your generosity, Make-A-Wish® San Diego is able to grant wishes to these children without delay."

Suzanne Husby, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish San Diego

All The Perks Of A Car Donation To Wheels For Wishes San Diego, CA

The San Diego area's mild habitat makes it perfect for biking and walking year-round. If you want to make the switch and get rid of your car altogether, car donation is a stress-free way to get started.

  1. We handle everything for you including the towing and paperwork.
  2. Wheels For Wishes accepts just about any type of vehicle, including cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, RVs and more.
  3. We also take vehicles regardless of their condition. In most cases, your car doesn't even need to run in order for you to donate it.
  4. Because we're also a nonprofit, you receive a great tax deduction for your donation.
  5. After you donate your vehicle, we mail you a 100 percent tax deductible receipt that you can use to claim a nice deduction on the following year's taxes.

We Will Take Just About Any Vehicle In Any Condition

  • Cars
  • SUV’s
  • RV’s
  • Trailers
  • Boats
  • Motorhomes
  • Dirt Bikes
  • Watercraft
  • Motorcycles
  • Trucks
  • Jet Skis
  • ATV’s
  • And more!

Free Towing From All Locations In The San Diego, CA Area

One of the best parts about Wheels For Wishes is that we offer free towing to all our donors, no matter where they live.

Kevin's San Diego wish was granted through your car donations!


How Do I Donate A Car In San Diego?

Here's how to donate a car in the San Diego area:

  1. Just give us a call 1-855-278-9474 or visit this easy online donation form.
  2. Then, we’ll arrange your fast free towing pick up within 24 hours of the next business day.
  3. Lastly, when we’ll send you a receipt in the mail that you can use to deduct your car donation on your taxes.

With a tax deduction, free towing and an incredibly easy way to help your local Make-A-Wish San Diego, car donation doesn't get better than this. Don't hold onto an unwanted car truck boat any longer. Donate it today!

"Can I still donate if I can’t find my Title?"

We will still attempt to process your donation without the title, though the process may be a bit more complicated. Visit our California Vehicle Title Donation page for more title information.

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 July 2022, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes to grant more than 12,693 wishes and counting.

What Types Of Vehicles Can Be Donated?

Donate Your Car Or Truck And Help Local Kids

Wheels For Wishes Accepts Boats Too!

Learn About Donating A Motorcycle

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Three Easy Steps

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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