how it works
It's free, easy and fast.
1You find a charity.Or call 1-800-237-5714.
2We pick up your vehicle.Free next day service.
3We help the charity sell the vehicle.You may be eligible for a tax deduction.

California Car Donation Information

Donating a car is easy in the “Golden State”. We have partnered with hundreds of trusted local and national charities that use the proceeds from your donation to make significant differences in the world and in people’s lives.

From Calexico to Crescent City, you will receive fast, free and easy pick-up of your car donation.  You can donate cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and more.  When donating a car in California, you get free pick-up of your vehicle and car donations are tax-deductible. Donate today and make a difference in California.

How to Donate

  1. Choose a charity that you feel passionate about
  2. Get free towing of your car from work or home
  3. No hassle with the paperwork, we take care of that for you
  4. Receive a vehicle donation receipt and be eligible for a tax deduction

California Title Information for Vehicle Donation

A title is a vital document in transferring ownership of the car along with submitting a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability to DMV. When signing a title, there is no room for error, as an error may void the title. 

CA requires any passenger vehicle from 1923 or newer to have a title for donation. Your license plates must stay with your vehicle. Learn more at the California Department of Transportation website.

The title must be signed by all parties in order for it to be fully executed and transferable. If under the owner’s name, there is an “and” then both parties must sign. If there is an “or” then one of the two parties must sign. If there are special circumstances where the owner is not able to sign, please call us at 800-237-5714 and we can help you.

DonateACar.com can help you obtain a title if needed and instruct you on how to sign it correctly. 

 

Boys and Girls Club of Placer County CA

To inspire and empower all young people who pass through our doors to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula

The Boys & Girls Club mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place to learn and grow … ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals … life-enhancing programs and character development experiences … hope and opportunity.

Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoias

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

California Hospice and Palliative Care Association

The California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA) envisions a future where every patient and family is aware of hospice and palliative care services and has access to them. It is our mission to support the Association members by providing high quality hospice and palliative care services to patients and their caregivers and to provide leadership in advocating on behalf of hospice and palliative care in California.

Cancer Research Institute

Our mission is to extend the lives of cancer patients and reduce cancer-related deaths by fueling the development of a new class of smarter, more effective treatments that mobilize our body’s natural immune defenses against all types of cancer

CASA of Monterey County

To train and support community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children placed in foster care; upholding the children’s rights while pursuing a safe and permanent home.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES

  • Children should feel safe and protected wherever they live.
  • Children deserve to be treated with respect and have their opinions validated.
  • Children in our communities are everyone’s responsibility.
  • Our society has developed and implements systems to remove children, who are victims of abuse or neglect, from their parents to ensure their safety and well-being. Therefore, as a society, we must be responsible. As a society, we must not only expect the system to care for these children but rather we must hold each other responsible, making sure that these same children’s safety, welfare, and dignity are upheld in the process.
  • CASA is the organization designated to educate the community and be a spokesperson on issues of child maltreatment, always keeping the welfare of the child the priority.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno

The Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno’s mission is to serve, advocate for and empower those in need. The organization serves over 200,000 people annually of all faiths and backgrounds providing them with the tools and resources they need to meet the basic necessities of life.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey

Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey are motivated by their mission to assist individuals and families of all backgrounds and beliefs providing them with tools, training and resources to help meet basic necessities for life. In addition, they provide information and referrals to social service agencies in each community we serve. Their three core areas of service are Mental Health Counseling, Immigration and Citizenship and Family Supportive Services. They serve over 20,000 individuals a year.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Sacramento

The mission of Catholic Social Service of Sacramento is to promote individual dignity and self-actualization to enable our clients to fulfill their personal and spiritual potential by providing quality community-based services and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable individuals and families.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

We create hope and build healthier futures.

As a leading academic children’s hospital, we fulfill our mission by:

  • Caring for children, adolescents, young adults, families and each other
  • Advancing knowledge
  • Preparing future generations
  • Building our financial strength

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