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Car Donation California

Looking for an easy way to donate your car & get a tax deduction in California?

You’ve come to the right place! At Kars4Kids, we make vehicle donations simple so that you can get in, get out, and still make it to your pilates class on time.

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Free towing

Love keeping things basic, we do too. Contact us & we’ll come tow your car, absolutely free of charge!

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Quick turnaround

We guarantee crazy fast pickup, sometimes even within 24 hours, so you can rest easy.

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Tax deduction

Write off your car! Donate your vehicle & receive a tax deductible receipt equal to the value of your vehicle.

How to donate your car in California; A Breakdown

We can show you how to donate your car in four simple steps! Don’t believe us? Just watch.

Cost: $0

What you need to donate: Provide us with basic info about your car

Time it takes: 2 minutes

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01Tell us about your car

But don’t sweat it, because we accept all kinds of vehicles- even those without a pink slip, in a non-operational state, or with expired registration. Kars4Kids doesn’t discriminate!

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02Schedule a free pickup

With our experienced team of tow-truck drivers based all around California, you can expect us quickly, sometimes even the same day. Mmhm.

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03Receive a tax write-off

Your tax deduction is based on the sale price of your car. We work hard to sell your car for the best price, which means more funds for charity and a bigger tax deduction for you. See Tax Deduction at a Glance to see how much money you’ll earn on your car donation.

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04Help Kids

Your donation helps fund Kars4Kids youth programs. Your donated car can change lives! As a 501(c)3 charity, when you donate to us, you’ll receive a tax receipt within 2-4 weeks. Plus, we’ll send you packing with a free vacation voucher! Pretty sweet, huh?

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700,000+ donors trust us with their car.

Recent California donations

  • Donated 2008  Nissan Sentra by Phillip S
    2008 Nissan Sentra by Phillip S .
    5 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Saturn ION by Steven Y
    2007 Saturn ION by Steven Y .
    5 Days ago
  • Donated 2000  Toyota Celica by Oscar C
    2000 Toyota Celica by Oscar C .
    6 Days ago
  • Donated 2002  Toyota RAV4 by Henry H Y
    2002 Toyota RAV4 by Henry H Y .
    6 Days ago
  • Donated 1987  Chevrolet Corvette by Victorino H
    1987 Chevrolet Corvette by Victorino H .
    6 Days ago
  • Donated 2012  Honda Civic by Josie K
    2012 Honda Civic by Josie K .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 2005  Chevrolet Venture by Susan D
    2005 Chevrolet Venture by Susan D .
    8 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Scion tC by Ericka A
    2007 Scion tC by Ericka A .
    8 Days ago
  • Donated 2000  Nissan Xterra by Cindi C
    2000 Nissan Xterra by Cindi C .
    9 Days ago
  • Donated 2006  Chevrolet Equinox by Anita P
    2006 Chevrolet Equinox by Anita P .
    9 Days ago
  • Donated 2008  Cadillac CTS by Jonathan V
    2008 Cadillac CTS by Jonathan V .
    9 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 by James T
    2007 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 by James T .
    9 Days ago
  • Donated 2002  Nissan Pathfinder by Kenneth Michael P
    2002 Nissan Pathfinder by Kenneth Michael P .
    9 Days ago
  • Donated 2001  Mercedes-Benz CLK by Derek R
    2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK by Derek R .
    9 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Jeep Liberty by Janet T
    2007 Jeep Liberty by Janet T .
    9 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Jeep Liberty by Janet T
    2007 Jeep Liberty by Janet T .
    9 Days ago

Your California car donation helps

When you donate your car to Kars4Kids, the top car donation program, your used car benefits this national charity and its thousands of beneficiaries.

There’s a reason donors in California and throughout the U.S. consider Kars4Kids the best place to donate a car.

We fund educational, developmental, and recreational programs for youth around the country; and now, you can too. When you donate your car to our charity, you help us with our goal of fostering a generation of well-balanced, productive adults.

Sounds like something you want in on? Click the button below to start the easy process.

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Get rid of your car the easy way with Kars4Kids!

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Education Programs

Through year-round educational youth development and mentoring programs for children and their families, Kars4Kids helps thousands of children develop into productive members of their community. Learn more about what we do and see our charity programs here.

Kars4Kids Grants

California? We love it. Many Californian charities have been helped through our Kars4Kids’ grant program. Donate your car and help fund your local community organizations.

Donor Testimonials

We get it. You don’t want to take our word for it. Hey, that’s cool. Kars4Kids has thousands of satisfied donors who can vouch for us.

Joe R.
Joe R.
San Jose, CA
I enjoyed working with Kars for Kids 5

Really good! I enjoyed working with Kars for Kids, best radio commercial out there and great service on the pickup!

I donated my 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
Richard C.
Richard C.
La Mirada, CA
We appreciate the efficiency of Kars4Kid. . . 5

Our three experiences with Kars4Kids have been wonderful! After calling other organizations to receive our autos and finding them to be more complicated than expected, we appreciate the efficiency of Kars4Kids no hassle process for helping us donate o. . .

I donated my 2002 Honda Civic
Michael T.
Michael T.
Novato, CA
I wish every business deal went this eas. . . 5

Every part of the transaction was easy,I wish every business deal went this easy.I know this went to a great cause and I hope someone gets some use from my Escort

I donated my 1991 Ford Escort
Corey W.
Corey W.
Los Gatos, CA
Great job and a great cause 5

The entire process was painless and actually very pleasant. Everyone was very responsive and the driver showed up on time to pickup the car.
Great job and a great cause.

I donated my 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Frequently Asked Questions

For a full list of frequently asked questions check out our faq section

The iconic hondaAccord

is the most popular car donated in LA

An average of26,000+

cars are donated from LA each year

Our Areas of Service

We pick up from all over CA.

  • Sanger
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Monica
  • Stockton
  • Sunnyvale
  • Walnut Creek

We cover the entire CA

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Sun - Thu: 7 am - midnight EST
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Sat: 2 pm - midnight EST

Financial disclosure: Kars4Kids is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors. Our Federal Identification Number is 22-374-6050.

Any information on this page related to state laws and title requirements is correct to the best of our knowledge. But because this kind of information is liable to change, please check with your local motor vehicle authority for current guidelines and requirements.

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