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About Our Car Donation Program

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Car Donation Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to benefit charities throughout the United States. Car Donation Foundation operates car donation programs that benefit a variety of important causes including children’s charities and hospitals, and veterans programs. Car Donation Foundation also operates as Wheels For Wishes, Wheels For Wishes and Wellness, and Vehicles For Veterans.

Car Donation Foundation (dba Wheels For Wishes) benefits Make-A-Wish chapters in various locations throughout the United States, helping grant wishes for children in their local communities who have been diagnosed with critical illnesses. Since our founding in 2009, Wheels For Wishes has donated over $109 million dollars to participating Make-A-Wish chapters, helping make thousands of wishes come true.

A Word From Make-A-Wish®

I am writing today to thank you for your organization’s incredible support of Make-A-Wish. To date, the Wheels for Wishes program has generated over $53 million for our enterprise, a financial milestone that translates into thousands of life-changing wishes for children across the United States.

Read the full letter from David Williams, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish America.

Learn More About Wheels For Wishes

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation charity. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Wheels For Wishes benefits Make-A-Wish with the proceeds from car donations. Here is where you can learn more about Wheels For Wishes. We have several pages to inform you about our charity. If you want to learn more about us, check out some of these pages:

  • Chapter List: This is a list of all our chapters. You can find your chapter to benefit local Make-A-Wish kids!
  • Why Choose Wheels For Wishes: Read the inspiring stories of Make-A-Wish kids. Learn how your vehicle donation makes a real impact.
  • Car Donation Complaints: Learn the pain points of car donation. Then learn how Wheels For Wishes is different!
  • Car Donation Reviews: Don’t take our word for it. Read how our donors have reviewed their experience.
  • Car Donation Scams: Is Wheels For Wishes a scam? No! Take comfort with this page. We are a transparent car donation charity.
  • Other Car Donation Scams: Wheels For Wishes is not a scam. Here, we help you learn how to spot a scam and more!
  • Is Wheels For Wishes Environmentally Friendly?: How car donation with us is good for the earth.
  • Is Wheels For Wishes Legit?: Find out how donors trust Wheels For Wishes. We have donated $109 million to Make-A-Wish since 2010.
  • Wheels For Wishes Reviews: Read our reviews, and learn about our transparency as a charity.
  • Green Day’s Donation: Read the story of how Green Day chose Wheels For Wishes. They donated their first ever tour bus to us.
  • Vehicle Removal: We come to you and pick up your vehicle donation for free.
  • Why Donate Your Car: We explain why you should donate your car. Selling, storing and fixing are all options. Why choose car donation? Why choose Wheels For Wishes? Find out here.
  • Testimonials: Read what real donors had to say about us.
  • Benefits Of Car Donation: Who benefits from car donation? Local children and you! What are the benefits? There are many! Read this page to learn the benefits.
  • Donate Your Car To Charity: This helpful page is for those looking to benefit charity with a vehicle donation. It gives information on Wheels For Wishes, who we benefit, tax benefits for our donors, and how to donate your car.
  • Interesting Infographics: Check out our awesome visual aids relating to recycling, car donation, and other environmental topics.
  • Easiest car donation: Why Wheels For Wishes is the easiest charity to donate your vehicle to!

A Child's Wish

Car Donation Foundation (Wheels For Wishes) is a GuideStar Gold Participant

Granting a child’s wish is a special and rewarding process. A wish is an opportunity for children to take a break from their medical routines and live their dreams. A wish lifts their spirits and helps them fight harder. Wheels For Wishes makes a significant impact on a child’s life by making donations to participating Make-A-Wish chapters. Donating your car to Wheels For Wishes to benefit your local Make-A-Wish chapter can help make a wish kid’s dream become a reality.

Benefits Of Our Car Donation

  • You can donate cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, and even boats. 
  • Receive a charitable tax deduction
  • Eliminate the hassle of selling your car
  • Contribute to the green movement by recycling your car
  • Donate almost any vehicle regardless of whether it is running or not
  • Receive fast, free pick-up and towing of your donated vehicle
  • Help give a child in your community a wish to look forward to

Depending on where you live, you can donate a car to benefit your local chapter of Make-A-Wish. The vehicles we receive are either auctioned to new owners or recycled, and the proceeds from their sale stay local, benefiting your local Make-A-Wish chapter.

Donating a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes is an easy way to show your love and support to children in your community. We are proud to offer such a service.

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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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A federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization