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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 2010  Toyota Corolla by Sengan S
    2010 Toyota Corolla by Sengan S .
    5 Days ago
  • Donated 2008  Volkswagen Jetta by Jose N
    2008 Volkswagen Jetta by Jose N .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Acura TSX by Debbie S
    2007 Acura TSX by Debbie S .
    8 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Acura TSX by Debbie S
    2007 Acura TSX by Debbie S .
    8 Days ago
  • Donated 2002  Acura TL by Shane R
    2002 Acura TL by Shane R .
    8 Days ago
  • Donated 2004  Infiniti G35 by David W
    2004 Infiniti G35 by David W .
    8 Days ago
  • Donated 2013  Audi Q5 by Steven S
    2013 Audi Q5 by Steven S .
    9 Days ago
  • Donated 2002  Toyota Camry by Saar Y
    2002 Toyota Camry by Saar Y .
    10 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Toyota Camry Hybrid by Victor Hugo T
    2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid by Victor Hugo T .
    10 Days ago
  • Donated 2015  Ford C-MAX Hybrid by Jim F
    2015 Ford C-MAX Hybrid by Jim F .
    10 Days ago
  • Donated 1997  Honda Civic by Brian P
    1997 Honda Civic by Brian P .
    10 Days ago
  • Donated 2009  Chevrolet Express Cargo by Babak G
    2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo by Babak G .
    10 Days ago
  • Donated 2002  BMW 5 Series by Tiia L
    2002 BMW 5 Series by Tiia L .
    10 Days ago
  • Donated 2005  Hyundai Accent by Djoina L
    2005 Hyundai Accent by Djoina L .
    10 Days ago
  • Donated 2000  Ford Ranger by Brian P
    2000 Ford Ranger by Brian P .
    10 Days ago
  • Donated 1998  Toyota Avalon by Brian D
    1998 Toyota Avalon by Brian D .
    10 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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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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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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