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Donate Your Car In San Diego; Benefiting Make-A-Wish Kids

San Diego is a wonderful place to be a kid, with the many beaches along San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline, the San Diego Zoo, Navy Pier, and many museums and parks. However, some San Diego children can’t enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer if they are battling a critical illness. Luckily, there is a way for you to help provide life-changing experiences for these children and all it takes is your vehicle donation.

10 year old Skye’s wish to “meet my adopted elephant in Africa”

When you donate a vehicle through our donation program Wheels For Wishes, you help Make-A-Wish San Diego grant wishes for children from everywhere in San Diego and Imperial Counties who are facing critical illnesses. Since our program benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego, we can help you turn your unwanted car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat into a wish for a local child. Plus, we make donation the easiest way to get rid of an unwanted vehicle. We take care of all the details for you and you get some great benefits in return.

Best of all, you’ll get the wonderful feeling of knowing that your donation helps give a San Diego child a reason to smile and an opportunity to just be a kid. Your vehicle donation will be priceless, as it helps Make-A-Wish San Diego bring hope, strength and joy to local children when they need it most.

Our 100 Percent Tax Deductible Program Gives You The Most For Your Donation. You’ll Receive:

  • Fast, free pick-up or towing of your vehicle, running or not, in San Diego, Carlsbad and nearly anywhere else in California.
  • The maximum possible tax deduction for your charity vehicle donation. Unlike many other car donation programs, ours is a fully registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization under the IRS code.
  • Professional service that makes the donation process simple and easy.
  • The knowledge that your vehicle will help a San Diego child.

10 year old Chance’s wish to meet the Houston Rockets

We’ll Take Almost Any San Diego Vehicle, Even Ones That Don’t Run!

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

Your Car Donations Make Wishes Come True For San Diego Kids

Since 2010, Wheels For Wishes has been able to donate over $73 Million to Make-A-Wish chapters nationwide. That’s over 9,883 wishes granted! You might think that your car is too old or broken down to have any value, but to these wish kids your car donation means everything.

5 year old Liam’s wish to be a police officer.

Donate Your San Diego Car With Three Easy Steps

  1. Start by giving us a call at 1-855-278-9474 or filling out our simple vehicle donation form. Our experienced vehicle donation representatives are available at most times day or night to answer any questions and help you with the donation process.
  2. Next, we’ll contact you within 24 hours of the next business day to arrange for your vehicle pick-up. We will pick up and tow your vehicle at no cost to you, anywhere in California. 
  3. Finally, we’ll mail out your tax deductible receipt. Save this and deduct if from your taxes at the end of the year. Any donations we receive online before midnight on Dec. 31 count for that tax year, so there’s never been a better time than now to donate a car.  

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

Don’t wait to make a difference in the life of a San Diego child. If you’ve been looking for a way to give back to your community, Wheels For Wishes may be a great option for you. Not only is our program an easy way to get rid of an unwanted vehicle, it’s also a great opportunity for you to help make a difference in the life of a local child. Now is your chance to create a significant impact!