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Donate a Vehicle

When you donate your car, van or other vehicle to the San Diego Rescue Mission, we consider it more than just an act of charity.

When you donate your car, van or vehicle to San Diego Rescue Mission, it is transformed into a “Vehicle of Hope.”

That’s because we find new homes for tax-deductible auto donations in San Diego, and we use the money raised to fund our critical programs. This means we can provide more meals, shelter and lasting hope to the men, women and children who need it most.

It’s a very simple process

You contact us and tell us the good news – that you are ready to donate your car to help others in San Diego – that you are ready to turn your automobile into an act of charity, an act of kindness, a gift for your community. That’s when we schedule a time to promptly pick up the donation of your car, van or other vehicle (often that very day!) in San Diego. We then process all of the DMV paperwork, provide a receipt and send you on your way. And you get to know that your donated car will directly benefit those who need help in San Diego. On behalf of those we serve, thank you for your generosity, for making your car your charity…and for saving lives! To donate a car, email your name and contact phone number to:

Zenaida Orellana at zorellana@sdrescue.org.

*Please note: we are only able to pick up donated cars, vans and other vehicles in San Diego County.