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. 

 

Oakland Athletics Community Fund

The Oakland A’s Community Fund supports charitable organizations that improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. The fund endeavors to improve educational programs, aid the underprivileged, assist in crime and drug prevention, promote health awareness, and champion children and senior welfare. The Community Fund believes in the need to invest in the community’s future.

PAWS Performing Animal Welfare Society

PAWS is dedicated to the protection of performing animals, to providing sanctuary to abused, abandoned and retired captive wildlife, to enforcing the best standards of care for all captive wildlife, to the preservation of wild species and their habitat and to promoting public education about captive wildlife issues.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

To ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a healthy family.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) is the largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the U.S., providing medical and education services to more than 250,000 people annually at our 32 health center locations in 42 counties in mid-California and northern Nevada.

PPMM was formed by a series of mergers of Planned Parenthood affiliates and independent health centers during the 1990s. The affiliate’s name was chosen to reflect a service area that stretches from the sea (mar) through the mountains (monte).

Health services include birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, abortion, adult general care, breast and cervical cancer screening, pediatrics and well-baby care as well as testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV testing, and sterilization.

Sacramento Childrens Home

Opening doors to the future by maximizing the potential of children and families.

Sacramento Life Center

The mission of the Sacramento Life Center is to offer compassion, support, resources and free medical care to women and couples facing an unplanned or unsupported pregnancy.

Sacramento Sherrifs Toy Project

The Sheriff’s Toy Project, an innovative collaboration between peace officers, non-profit agencies, private donors and businesses, was created to better serve less fortunate children and families. The program provides a character building environment for offenders, who work with law enforcement officers to help people who are in times of need or suffering from hardship. The Toy Project provides a connection between law enforcement, people in need and those in the community capable of giving.

Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge

To facilitate the transformation of people with life-controlling problems; impacting families and communities through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

If you or your loved one need help, we are here to tell you there is hope!

Sankara Eye Foundation

The mission of the Sankara Eye Foundation is to reach out to the rural poor and provide quality eye care free of cost to the needy by building operationally self-sufficient super specialty eye care hospitals across India.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd‘s mission is to conserve and protect the world’s marine wilderness eco-systems and marine wildlife species. We accomplish these goals through public education, investigation, documentation and, where appropriate and where legal authority exists under international law or under agreement with national governments, enforcement of violations of the international treaties, laws and conventions designed to protect the oceans.

Sisters of the Holy Family

To seek out and advocate for the poor and needy, especially families, for the Kingdom of God.

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