Wheels For Wishes is the only car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish Illinois. When you donate any vehicle (including cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, motor homes and boats) to Wheels For Wishes the proceeds from your donation help fund the wishes of kids in Southern Illinois and across the state. Our easy vehicle donation process eliminates the hassle of selling your vehicle by doing all the hard work for you. There’s no need to put up an ad, take phone calls, or show your vehicle multiple times to all sorts of people. Wheels for Wishes handles everything for you. Help children in Southern Illinois, and in your own community.
Get the most from your vehicle donation:
- We offer fast, free pick-up and towing for your donated vehicle anywhere in the state, even further than Aurora, Chicago, or Joliet.
- Our professional service and easy vehicle donation process will make things easy.
- Get the maximum possible charitable tax deduction for your vehicle. Unlike many other programs, we are a fully registered IRS 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. That means it’s 100% tax deductible.
- We accept all vehicle donations whether they are running or not. We're the vehicle donation experts, and make the most of every donation.
Your car donation can be scheduled by simply calling 1-877-351-9474. Our vehicle donation representatives are available anytime to help you. There is also a donation form so you can get started right now. You will generally get a call within one business day to arrange pick up of your vehicle donation.
We help children in Southern Illinois
Your vehicle donation might help a child you know. We help children across Illinois have their wishes granted. That wish could be as simple as having a service dog join their family, or meeting their favorite Cardinal player. Sometimes it's a vacation, a birthday party, or decorating a bedroom. Whatever it is, granting a wish can be a wonderful gift to a child. You might see a "Wish Kid" anywhere. They could be exploring the Shawnee National Forest, marveling at the Superman statue or cheering at a Saluki game. You might see them on a field trip at the Capitol building, or seeing the Gateway Geyser in Metro East.
We work hard to help children from all over Illinois. Even though you may not think mucj of your car, we think of it as an opportunity to grant a wish to a child in Illinois. By donating your car you help Make-A-Wish Illinois bring hope, joy and strength into the lives of southern Illinois' "Wish Kids." We will happily pick up your car, running or not, just about anywhere in southern Illinois including Carbondale, Belleville, and Metropolis.
Keep proceeds in our community
Proceeds from your vehicle donation go to Wheels For Wishes, a tax-exempt charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, benefiting Make-A-Wish Illinois. Your generous gift will help us grant the wishes of children in Illinois with life-threatening medical conditions between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 years old. You can help kids in Illinois experience hope, strength and joy. Please consider the good you could do if you donate a car today.
If you have specific questions or would like more information about donating any vehicle, contact us at 1-877-351-9474 any time, and our representatives will happily assist you in any way we can.
There's only three-steps to donating your vehicle
It only takes a minute, and you can begin the process either online or over the phone.
- Give us a call at 1-877-351-9474 or fill out our donation form and our experienced, helpful staff will get the ball rolling on your donation.
- We schedule a convenient pick up time. We are more than happy to tow any vehicle, running or not, anywhere in Illinois.
- We will mail your tax deductible receipt. Save this receipt in a safe location and deduct it from your taxes at the end of the year. Any donation we receive before midnight on January 1st will count for that tax year.