Some organizations will accept your unwanted vehicle as a charitable donation. It’s another way to support California’s campaign to reduce, reuse and recycle, while supporting a worthy cause. CalRecycle does not officially endorse the organizations listed, but offers this information for consumers who wish to recycle their unwanted vehicles.

ProgramCostPhone NumberEmailCharity BeneficiaryOther vehicles accepted?Running Condition?
Breast Cancer Car DonationsFree866-540-5069donations@cardonations4cancer.orgBreast CancerYesNo
California Automobile Donation ProgramFree888-676-1089n/aBreast CancerYesNo
California Car DonationFree866-392-4483info@donateforcharity.com(see list)YesNo
Cars for U.S. TroopsFree888-693-8032n/aU.S. Troops (see list)YesNo
Charity DispatchFree866-829-2918info@charitydispatch.com(see list)YesNo
Donate a Car 2 CharityFree866-779-1361n/aActivated MinistriesYesNo
Give2KidsFree800-448-3254n/aKids with cancerYesNo
Habitat for HumanityFree877-277-4344n/aHabitat for HumanityYesNo
Sacramento Children’s Home Vehicle Donation Free800-240-0160 kusaba@carprogram.com The Sacramento Children’s Home YesNo
Sacramento GoodwillFree916-295-2225n/aSacramento GoodwillYesNo
San Francisco GoodwillFree866-701-CARSn/aSan Francisco GoodwillYesNo
SoCal GoodwillFree800-898-8285n/aSoCal GoodwillYesNo
Veteran Car Donations Free877-594-5822donations@veterancardonations.orgU.S. Troops and VeteransYesNo
Vetmade - Vehicle Donation ProgramFree800-613-3123n/aMilitary VeteransYesNo
Wheels For WishesFree877-431-9474n/aMake-A-Wish FoundationYesNo
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