Green Programs: Wheels For Wishes!


The city of Hayward takes great pride in helping the bay area send messages to its residents about green programs available to them. One in particular is the Wheels for Wishes program. The nonprofit Make-A-Wish® program grants the wishes of children facing life-threatening medical conditions. When you donate a vehicle, proceeds from the sale go through the Wheels For Wishes 501(c)(3) charity, which benefits your local Make-A-Wish®. Since it was founded in 2009 this program has donated over 25 million dollars to the chapters of Make-A-Wish® helping them grant thousands of wishes for children across the country. You can donate cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, and even boats.

When children are diagnosed with life threatening health conditions, they become in need of special medical care, a loving family and an extended network of services to help support them in their journey. When wishes are granted the power it provides encompasses hope, laughter, and joy so children can have the chance to be kids and enjoy those unforgettable moments in life. Generosity can become a great thing by granting wishes to children all over the world, supporting bigger things, and bringing wishes to reality for thousands.

Besides the awesome benefits of granting a child’s wish, here are some other benefits and perks to donating.

Our vehicle donation program lets you:

  • Receive a charitable tax deduction
  • Eliminate the hassle of selling your car
  • Contribute to the green movement by recycling your car
  • Donate almost any vehicle regardless of whether it is running or not
  • Receive fast, free pick-up and towing of your donated vehicle

The best gift of all is to hear the stories about some of the children and how it has impacted their lives. Visit to read some stories that will for sure bring out your emotions including, tears of joy, laughter, and most of all, the emotion that creates everlasting smiles.

Since 1980, Make-A-Wish®, as a whole, has granted the wishes of more than 250,000 children around the world. With your generosity in donating, we can continue to climb to even higher numbers and grant more wishes and create unforgettable moments.

Read up on the latest news and more about the Wheels for Wishes program at For more information on other Hayward Green Programs visit

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