FAQ - Donates Cars 4 Wishes


How quickly can you pick up my vehicle?
Typically vehicles will be picked up within 24 to 48 hours of your initial contact.
How do I schedule a pick up?
Visit our Donation Page on our website or call us 24/7 at (844) WISH-123 to speak with a live representative to begin the donation process.
What areas do you service?
We service the entire state of Connecticut.
Will I be responsible for any expenses like towing?
No. There are absolutely no charges to be an 'everyday hero.'
What documents do I need to donate my vehicle?
The state of Connecticut does not require a title to have your car picked up. A title is required to complete the donation process. If you have misplaced your title, not to worry, our title department will work with you to get a duplicate at no cost to you.
Will I receive a tax deduction for this donation?
Yes, vehicles donated are tax deductible. To learn more about car donation tax deductions please visit the IRS Car Donation Page
Do I have to be home when you pick up my vehicle?
No! Please make sure that your personal belongings have been removed from the vehicle and leave the title and keys in the vehicle.
What if my vehicle has not run in years or has mechanical issues?
Not to worry. We accept vehicles in any condition as they still have some value.
What can I donate?
We are currently accepting cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, buses, trailers, and snowmobiles to name a few. If you don’t see your donation on our list, please call us 24/7 at (844) WISH-123 or visit our Donation Page online.
When does my liability end and can I remove insurance?
You will no longer be liable for the vehicle when it leaves your property. At this point you are free to cancel any insurance policy that may be on the vehicle.
What if I don’t have a title?
Not to worry. In the state of Connecticut you do not need a title to have the vehicle picked up. We will however need to get a duplicate title (at no cost to you) before we can sell the vehicle.
What do I need to know about signing the title?
When signing the back of a Connecticut title, please make sure that you print and sign as the “Seller” in the EXACT same way it appears on the front of the title.
Will I get a receipt when the vehicle is picked up?
At time of pick up, you will receive a receipt from the towing company with our contact information as well as your vehicle information. When your vehicle is sold you will get further documentation for filing purposes.
What should I do with my license plate after I donate my car?
You should remove the license plates once the tower arrives and return them to the DMV.
How much of the selling price of my donated vehicle goes to benefit Children Charities in Connecticut?
Donate Cars 4 Wishes is a 501(c)(3) organization that is independent from all children charities. DC4W was established to facilitate donations of automobiles to benefit charities in our community.

DC4W donates 70% of net proceeds from the sale of automobiles to these children charities. )
Who benefits from my car donation?
Your car donation is made directly to Donate Cars 4 Wishes, an independent 501(c)(3) organization established to facilitate donations of automobiles to benefit charities in our community. DC4W will donate 70% of the net proceeds from the sale of your vehicle to children charities to help them grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.