Donate A Car
Have an old but still usable car taking up space in your garage or driveway?
Donate it to Naperville CARES! Our car program repairs donated vehicles and gives them families in need of transportation. Our waiting list far exceeds the cars we have available, so please consider donating your used car today! Call the Naperville CARES office at (630) 369-0200 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read some stories about our car recipients below and contact us for more information on how to donate your car.
Car Program Recipients
Family of seven receives minivan to maintain parents’ employment
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet referred this family, who is in their Transitional Housing Program, to Naperville CARES. She and her husband, who both work, have five children and had been taking taxis and the bus to get to work. We were able to give them a minivan thanks to a recent car donation.
Learned to drive stick shift to get a new job
He had a job offer in Lombard but no way to get there until he received a car. Although he did not know how to drive a manual transmission our Car Program Manager spent time with him in a parking lot near the Fox Valley Mall teaching him to drive a stick shift so that he could be the new owner of this donated 1992 Dodge Stealth.