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Donate your car

One car helps a whole family connect to their new community.

Why donate a car?

The refugees and other immigrants we serve have come from all over the world and now live in the greater Sacramento area. Most of these refugees are living in suburbs where a personal mode of transportation is essential to get to work, appointments, the grocery store, and school events.

Car donations are just one part of the World Relief Sacramento Resettlement process; working in conjunction with services like employment English language classes, youth programs, and more. Most car donation recipients help other in their community by driving carpools for errands and work; thus a single donation enables an entire network of refugees to gain independence.

One car can make a world of difference to recently arrived refugees!

If you are interested in donating a vehicle, please email Meghan at mscurti@wr.org.

How It Works

If your car is drivable, you can drop it off at our Sacramento office. If it needs to be picked up, we will make arrangements free of charge.

You will immediately receive a receipt for your donation.

Within 30 days of the car being donated to a refugee, we will send you a letter explaining how and for whom your vehicle donation was used.

Within 90 days, you will also receive the 1098c form for tax purposes.

We examine the car for safety and reliability in partnership with a local auto shop, and we determine if it is a suitable car for a refugee.

Cars in need of minimal repairs are given to a World Relief refugee. Priority is given to individuals with full-time employment who are willing to drive other refugees to work.

If the repairs would cost more than the car is worth, it may be sold. Don’t worry, 100% of the proceeds go right back into our car donation program!

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