Donate a Car

You can truly transform a life!

Donate an unwanted vehicle and help transform a life! Transportation can provide better employment opportunities for struggling families and individuals, which translates into a brighter future and stronger community.

Here’s How It Works:

Loaves & Fishes will first try to repair your car and give it to a working family in need of transportation, or sell it at auction and use the funds to repair other donated cars. We accept all types of vehicles – any condition, running or not. In other words, every car has value in helping our clients gain and maintain employment! Each car recipient works with trained Car Program volunteers and staff to meet eligibility requirements.

There is no cost to you for removal of your vehicle. A car donation to Loaves & Fishes is a qualified donation to a 501 (c) 3 under the US tax law. Please consult your tax advisor regarding your donation.

To donate your car contact: Loaves & Fishes at 630.355.3663 or CARESprograms@loaves-fishes.org.

Together, we have donated more than 1500 cars to working families!

Maudree received this donated car and while the license plates were being installed, she called her temp agency to tell them she was now able to accept jobs that required personal transportation. She’d been limited to jobs along public transportation routes. “I am blessed by angels at Loaves & Fishes,” she said.

Marcie relied on public transportation for work which limited her opportunities to gain the independence she wanted. This donated vehicle has opened better employment options for her, and has made her future brighter.          

This man had been riding his bike to work and using Uber to get his family where they needed to go. This donated car gives him the ability to work more hours and gives his family reliable transportation.