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Donate A Vehicle To Help Make-A-Wish Kids In California

Wheels For Wishes is the car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties. A simple car donation to Wheels For Wishes can help your local Make-A-Wish grant more wishes for kids in the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. We do this by giving the proceeds from our car donation program to Make-A-Wish.

California car donation program in the Tri-County area.
Bryson's California wish was provided by vehicle donors like you!

Wheels For Wishes is also a nonprofit. That means your car donation is completely tax deductible. The unwanted vehicle sitting in your driveway could get you a great tax deduction that you can put towards something you do want.

Free Towing Anywhere In California Central Coast and Southern Central Valley

If your old car is holding you back, donate it and benefit Make-A-Wish kid. We will pick up your car from anywhere and you will enjoy the perks of free towing and a tax deduction.

Your Vehicle Donation Makes A Huge Impact

"In 2016, Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties delivered 98 wishes to kids across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. With the support of our dedicated volunteers, staff and donors we hope to exceed that goal in 2017! Thank you again for your support and for believing in the power of a wish."

Pattie Mullins, Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties

Tri-County Charity Car Donation Program
Donate your old California car to make wishes come true like Bryson's wish.

The best part of your car donation to Wheels For Wishes is that it benefits Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties. This means your donation can help them grant wishes for kids in your own community. Donate your car today for an effortless way to give back to these local kids.

We Accept Vehicles In Almost Any Condition:

  • Cars
  • Boats
  • RV
  • Motorcycle
  • Trailers
  • Jet Skis

We accept just about any vehicle, but we also offer free towing all over the tri-county area. That's great news for anyone who wants to get rid of a vehicle but doesn't want to pay to have it removed. Free towing makes car donation one of the easiest decisions you can make.

How Do I Donate A Car In The Tri-County Area?

Here's how to donate your California car:

  1. Just call 1-855-278-9474 or visit us at our online donation form. 
  2. Next, we'll contact you within the next business day to schedule your free towing pick up.
  3. When your car donation is complete we'll mail you your tax deductible receipt.

No matter the type of vehicle or its condition, it will make a difference. We even accept cars that no longer run. Many people hold onto an old vehicle with the hope of fixing it up one day. This can take up much-needed storage space. Rather than holding onto an unwanted vehicle, you can put it to better use by donating it to help the kids of Make-A-Wish Central Coast and Southern Central Valley!

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 May 2024, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes to grant more than 13,638 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

Discover How To Donate Your Old RV Or Motorhome

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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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