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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 2005  Honda Civic by Fuad A
    2005 Honda Civic by Fuad A .
    4 Days ago
  • Donated 2008  Lexus IS 250 by Nancy M
    2008 Lexus IS 250 by Nancy M .
    5 Days ago
  • Donated 2009  Mazda MAZDA3 by Keren P
    2009 Mazda MAZDA3 by Keren P .
    5 Days ago
  • Donated 2012  Mazda MAZDA5 by Jose L
    2012 Mazda MAZDA5 by Jose L .
    6 Days ago
  • Donated 2003  Jeep Liberty by Marabella D
    2003 Jeep Liberty by Marabella D .
    6 Days ago
  • Donated 2000  Mazda Protege by Andrew V
    2000 Mazda Protege by Andrew V .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 2015  Nissan Sentra by Lauren R
    2015 Nissan Sentra by Lauren R .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Toyota Prius by Jordan  F
    2007 Toyota Prius by Jordan F .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 2005  Chevrolet Impala by Angela Louise H
    2005 Chevrolet Impala by Angela Louise H .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 2013  BMW 3 Series by Dallerr A
    2013 BMW 3 Series by Dallerr A .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 2005  Infiniti FX35 by Bruce F
    2005 Infiniti FX35 by Bruce F .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 1997  Toyota Corolla by Rene P
    1997 Toyota Corolla by Rene P .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 2009  Hyundai Genesis by Arleen R
    2009 Hyundai Genesis by Arleen R .
    8 Days ago
  • Donated 2015  GMC Terrain by Gina W
    2015 GMC Terrain by Gina W .
    7 Days ago
  • Donated 2013  Chevrolet Cruze by Aidan B
    2013 Chevrolet Cruze by Aidan B .
    8 Days ago
  • Donated 2007  Toyota Prius by Owen M
    2007 Toyota Prius by Owen M .
    8 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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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.

Rob J.
Rob J.
Hayward, CA
5

Awesome! It was user friendly - timely - it helped me more than you could imagine!! Thank You Guys!!

I donated my car
Julia R.
Julia R.
San Francisco, CA
5

Donated my car, great communication and support, they were able to pick it up within 2 days, super easy pick-up and had my tax voucher within 1 month.

I donated my car
Eboni W.
Eboni W.
Ontario, CA
5

This process was simple and flawless. Glad I got to donate for a great cause.

I donated my car
Mario R.
Mario R.
San Francisco, CA
5

Trouble free and quick response.

I donated my car

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 California.

We cover the entire California

Sun - Thu: 7 am - midnight EST
Fri: 7 am - pm EST
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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