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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.
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Your car donation helps local children!

Tri-County ChildWheels 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.

Residents from the tri-county area are lucky to have some of the most beautiful stretches of highway along the Pacific. This is especially true for those living right on the coast in places like Santa Barbara, Oxnard, and Ventura.

Places like Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo, though just little ways inland, are only a short distance from the ocean. However, if your old car is holding you back from a scenic road trip, donate it instead. We will pick up your car from anywhere and you will enjoy the perks of free towing and a tax deduction.

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

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.

Wheels For Wishes will gladly accept your car, boat, RV, motorcycle, trailer or Jet Ski donation. 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.

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.


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 January 2020, based on the average cost of a wish, donors like you have helped Wheels for Wishes contribute to grant more than 9,000 wishes and counting.

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