Donate Your Car, RV or Boat to Cars for Christ - Anywhere in the USA!

Fast and easy pick-up and you receive a maximum tax deduction!
Call Toll Free: 800-347-0429
EAST COAST: 770-814-6431    CENTRAL: 281-904-9019     WEST COAST: 213-807-9855

Vehicle Information for California

It's easy to donate your car, boat or RV to our California-based charity.
  • Cars4Christ provides fast pickup of your car donation -- often within 24 hours.
  • Maximize your tax deduction -- we'll help you!
  • Absolutely free, no hidden costs.
  • Donate now with our online car online donation form -- or call Toll Free at 800-347-0429 or  213-807-9855.
Or Toll Free 800-347-0429
or one of the following:
CENTRAL: 281-904-9019
EAST COAST: 770-814-6431

 WEST COAST: 213-807-9855

Help us spread the Gospel.


Where do you pick up car donations in California?

We pick up car donations throughout the state of California, including:

Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Bay Area, Sacramento, Ontario, Santa Barbara, Stockton, Bakersfield, Long Beach, Monterey, Orange County

Is my car donation made in California tax deductible?

Vehicles donated on this site will benefit Family Lifelines, a California non-profit Christian Ministry classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible.

What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle in California?

For quickest processing we need the title to your vehicle. But if you have misplaced the pink slip you can download form REG 227 from the California DMV Website and pick up form REG 262 from your local DMV. All you need to do is sign them as the seller and present them along with your car to the towing agent who comes to pick up your vehicle.

Please leave the license plates on your California vehicle, as the plates stay with the vehicles in California.

For more details please visit the California DMV web site before donating at

How do I release the liability of my donated vehicle in California?

The release of liability form is attached to your title in most cases,  but you can also download the California release of liability form if needed. Please contact  the California Department of Motor Vehicles with any questions you have about how to release the liability of your donated vehicle or refer to the California DMV web site: California Motor Vehicle Department

What types of vehicles require a title in California?

The following types of vehicles require a title in California: Snowmobiles, ATVs, Manufactured Homes, and boats. If you lost your title use either: Reg Form 262, or Reg Form 227.

Where do I sign the title before donating my car in California? 

California Title Sample
Release ownership by signing on line one of the title. If the vehicle is, or was financed, the lien holder's name appears in the legal owner section and their release with counter signature is required on line two.

California travel guides and information sites:

Important Tips on Donating a Car
New Tax Law
State Information
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All proceeds benefit Family Lifelines Ministries, an IRS registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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You can donate your car online and help us promote the Gospel by calling us Toll Free at 800-347-0429 or one of the following numbers: CENTRAL: 281-904-9019; EAST COAST: 770-814-6431; WEST COAST: 213-807-9855 to make arrangements for a quick, no cost and hassle free pickup.

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