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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 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 $84 million to local Make-A-Wish chapters around the country.

You make wishes possible with your San Diego car donations to Wheels For Wishes, like 5 year old Liam’s wish to be a police officer.

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.”

Chris Sichel, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish San Diego

San Diego Charity Car Donation

You can help make wishes come true with your San Diego car donations like 10 year old Skye’s wish to “meet my adopted elephant” in its natural habitat.

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.
San Diego Charity Vehicle Donation

5 year old Liam’s wish to be a police officer granted from the proceeds of your San Diego car donations!

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.

Donate Car San Diego, California

Help grant wishes like 10 year old Chance’s wish to meet the Houston Rockets.

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.

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.


As of April 2021, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes contribute to grant more than 10,959 wishes and counting.

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