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Donate Your Car In The Syracuse Area; Benefiting Make-A-Wish Central New York

If you live anywhere in Central New York, we have an easy and hassle-free way to help you get rid of your unwanted car, truck, SUV, boat or motorcycle – all while helping children. Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Central New York can help you too!

When you donate your car to Wheels For Wishes, you are helping Make-A-Wish Central New York grant wishes to children with critical illnesses. If you have an unwanted vehicle taking up space in your driveway, garage, or shed, donate it and contribute to the green movement while also letting your vehicle help to grant wishes for Central New York kids.

Wish Kid Seth, From Central New York

Donate your car to fund wishes for Make-A-Wish Central New York!

We Offer Great Benefits For Your Central New York Car Donation

There are so many reasons to donate your unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, and the easy process will give you even more incentive!

  1. First of all, the donating process is fast and hassle-free.
  2. We pick up and tow your car away for free, clearing up much-needed space on your property.
  3. Then you get a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt to use when filling out your 1098-c form on your taxes.
  4. The best part: local kids will get to live their dreams because of your generosity!

Make An Impact With Your Unwanted Vehicle

Each individual car donation and donation of all other types of vehicles makes a big impact on Make-A-Wish Central New York, helping local kids to live their dreams. Since 2010, Wheels For Wishes has donated a huge amount, over $114 million, to Make-A-Wish chapters all over the country.

Thank you for donating to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central New York. We are so grateful for your support. Please know that you play a critical role in the success of our organization.

Christine Corbett, Director of Development of Make-A-Wish Central New York

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Grant wishes with your car donation like 8 year old Evan's wish to meet John Cena.

We Take Many Types Of Vehicles

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

Free Towing Anywhere In Central New York

Central New York has big cities, small towns, Lake Ontario and vast, beautiful open spaces. Even if you are in the smallest town in Central New York, Wheels For Wishes will come all the way to you to pick up and tow away your car for free.

The Finger Lakes are terrific areas for boating, so if you have been looking to upgrade from your unwanted boat, now is a perfect time. You can use the tax deduction for your boat and trailer donation to make the down payment on your upgrade!


7 year old Angelina's wish to have an accessible horse-themed playground.

How Do I Donate A Car In The Syracuse, NY Area?

Get your New York car donation started here:

  1. Give us a call at 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online donation form.
  2. We WILL reach out to you within 24 hours or less to set up your free towing pick up.
  3. You'll need to have your title to complete the vehicle donation process. If your situation is unique, or you need help replacing a lost title, please call us to see if we can work with you to complete the donation process.
  4. Lastly, we'll mail your 100% tax deductible receipt for next years taxes.

That insignificant, unwanted vehicle of yours can make a huge difference in your community when you donate to Wheels For Wishes! It benefits you, but it also helps to make dreams come true for kids who really need it!

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 June 2024, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes to grant more than 13,672 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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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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