Car donation in
Illinois is easy!

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What is considered running??
Does it run?
Have the title?

fast and free car donation

Fast and Free

When you donate a car in IL we’ll pick it up for free, and often within 24 hours.

save on taxes when donating your car

Save $$$ on Taxes

Get a tax deduction for the fair market value of the car - up to $500, or the price we sell the car for.

Help kids by donating your car

Help Kids

Your donation supports the youth & educational programs of nonprofit Kars4Kids & our sister charity Oorah.

How to donate a car in Illinois.

Tell us about your car

Take 2 minutes to fill out a donation form - online or over the phone.

Schedule a free pickup

We’ll call you within 24 hours to arrange a convenient pickup time for your vehicle donation.

You are done!

Within 2-4 weeks you receive a tax deductible receipt and vacation voucher.

Why our Illinois donors think we're the best place to donate a car.

Our car donation program was rated 4.9/5. Read more of our 24,830 online reviews.

Gina B.

New Fairfield, CT

Donated a 1998 Toyota Camry

Carolyn Y.

Menlo Park, CA

Donated a 1971 Ford

Angelo M.

Whitestone, NY

Donated a 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Steve M.

Methuen, MA

Donated a 1999 Dodge Ram Van

Robert M.

Johnston, RI

Donated a 1995 Acura Legend

Dimitry S.

Shrewsbury, PA

Donated a 1994 Toyota Camry

Mary B.

Marietta, GA

Donated a 2004 Ford Focus

Byron A.

Broad Channel, NY

Donated a 1994 Toyota Corolla

Fred B.

Elmhurst, IL

Donated a 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan

Eniye N.

Newark, NJ

Donated a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

John D.

Seaford, NY

Donated a 1993 Volvo 240

Benjamin M.

Bowie, MD

Donated a 1999 Dodge Durango

Carlos G.

Edison, NJ

Donated a 1995 Plymouth Neon

Kathie F.

Downers Grove, IL

Donated a 1995 BMW 3 Series

Tom S.

Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Donated a 1999 Cadillac Catera

Edward B.

Colorado Springs, CO

Donated a 1997 Saturn S-Series

Roy S.

Central Valley, NY

Donated a 2000 Mercury Cougar

William R.

Brooklyn, NY

Donated a 2000 Volvo V70

Celine K.

Marlborough, MA

Donated a 1997 Lincoln Continental

Nitin P.

Parlin, NJ

Donated a 2001 Nissan Maxima

Janelle L.

Hacienda Heights, CA

Donated a 2003 Suzuki Aerio

Kenneth K.

San Rafael, CA

Donated a 1983 Cadillac DeVille

Garnik A.

Westlake Village, CA

Donated a 1994 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Joao P.

Secaucus, NJ

Donated a 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis

Peter G.

South Plainfield, NJ

Donated a 2003 Kia Rio

Jose O.

Brooklyn, NY

Donated a 1985 Volvo GL

Sarah M.

Springfield, IL

Donated a 1996 Saturn S-Series

Daniel V.

Basking Ridge, NJ

Donated a 1992 Plymouth Laser

Michael .

Oak Lawn, IL

Donated a 1997 Dodge

Johanne P.

Suffield, CT

Donated a 1999 Toyota Corolla

Kars4Kids gold rated seal on GuideStar charity ratings
Kars4Kids top rated charity on GreatNonprofits charity ratings

Your car donation directly helps kids

Kars4Kids is a registered Jewish nonprofit providing educational, social and mentoring support to kids across North America. See how
These are some of our favorite Illinois charities we’ve supported with a small grant.

The Bridge Teen Center, IL Kars4kids Grants

The Bridge Teen Center offers support and the resources they need to help suburban teens overcome obstacles that stand in their way.

Lawrence Hall helps foster youth, most of whom have undergone traumatic experiences, develop the tools they need to heal and grow.

Math Circles of Chicago offers free access to enrichment activities that are so much fun kids don’t even know they’re learning math.

Our matching gift sponsors

Your questions, answered.

Read all our faq's.

The amount you can claim from the IRS as a tax deduction depends on the category applicable to you:
The IRS allows you to claim a tax deduction of:
a) The value of your vehicle up to $500. It is up to the donor to determine the fair market value.
b) The amount we sell your vehicle for - if it is more than $500.

Kars4kids is a classified 501(c)(3) charity organization. You can check with your tax advisor or accountant to determine the amount of your benefit. The deduction is of value only if the donor itemizes his or her deductions. For a more detailed overview the IRS publishes a Donors Guide to Car Donation.
Kars4Kids accepts donations of virtually all kinds of vehicles, including but not limited to: car, snow plow, boat, bus, jet ski, truck, airplane, van, trailer, motorcycle, ATV, tractor, commercial, fleet and RV (motor home) donations. Sorry, no kids.
We can usually pick up a vehicle without a title in Illinois . We just need the registered owner to sign some paperwork for us.

In the following counties, you’ll just need to provide proof of ownership such as copy of registration or insurance card : Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Lake, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford
Illinois Title
The sample title document to the left of this paragraph has a blue arrow. Sign where the arrow appears using the name listed on the front page of your car title. The signed title should be placed in the glove compartment at the time your vehicle is picked up.

Find answers to all your IL title questions.
1. Remove all plates
All plates must be removed from your car prior to towing. Destroy the plates if they are not going to be transfered to another vehicle.

You may transfer the plates to a new vehicle by filling out the Application for Vehicle Transaction and bringing it to your local Secretary of State facility .

2. Seller's Report of Sale
Complete the Notice of Sale attached to the bottom of your title. Then mail it to:
Secretary of State Vehicle Services
Department Record Inquiry
Division 501 S. Second St., Rm. 408
Springfield, IL 62756

3. Cancel your insurance
Cancel your insurance after your car has been towed.

Visit for more information on your state car donation laws.
In almost all scenarios Kars4kids will apply for the new title for you. We'll handle all the paperwork and pay the title fees too.
If you'd prefer you may apply for a new title on your own. Here's how:
Fill out the Application for Vehicle Transaction(s) (VSD 190). Check the box for Duplicate Title in the top section.

You may submit application in person at a Secretary of State facility.

To submit by mail, send your application to:
Office of the Secretary of State
Vehicle Records Processing Division
501 S. 2nd. St., Room 424
Springfield, IL 62756-6666

For more information visit

Recent car donations in Illinois


Kars4kids Car Donation
2527 Oakton Street
Evanston, IL 60202

Hours of Operation
24 hours a day

Areas of service
  • Abingdon
  • Albion
  • Aledo
  • Altamont
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  • Assumption
  • Athens
  • Atlanta
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  • Flora
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  • Georgetown
  • Gibson
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  • Grayville
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  • Hamilton
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  • Joliet
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  • Kankakee
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  • Lacon
  • La Harpe
  • Lake Forest
  • Lanark
  • La Salle
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lebanon
  • Leland Grove
  • Le Roy
  • Lewistown
  • Lexington
  • Lincoln
  • Litchfield
  • Lockport
  • Loves Park
  • McHenry
  • McLeansboro
  • Macomb
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • Marengo
  • Marion
  • Markham
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  • Marshall
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  • Mason City
  • Mattoon
  • Mendota
  • Metropolis
  • Minonk
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  • Morris
  • Morrison
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  • Mounds
  • Mount Carmel
  • Mount Carroll
  • Mount Olive
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  • Mount Sterling
  • Mount Vernon
  • Murphysboro
  • Naperville
  • Nashville
  • Nason
  • Nauvoo
  • Neoga
  • New Boston
  • Newman
  • Newton
  • Nokomis
  • North Chicago
  • Northlake
  • Oakbrook Terrace
  • Oak Forest
  • Oakland
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  • Oglesby
  • Olney
  • Oneida
  • Oregon
  • Orient
  • Ottawa
  • Palos Heights
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  • Prophetstown
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  • Quincy
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  • Robinson
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  • Roodhouse
  • Rosiclare
  • Rushville
  • St. Charles
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  • Villa Grove
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  • Virginia
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  • Waterloo
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  • Wyoming
  • Yorkville
  • Zeigler
Fun Fact! Some of the donations we‘ve received have really shocked us, but not so the all terrain vehicle donated by Tom L. of Waukegan, Il. This ATV had the best shock absorbers we‘ve ever had to pleasure to experience.

* 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.

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.Financial information may be obtained directly from your state agency.

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