We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization run by volunteers that repair and donate cars to under-resourced families in the western suburbs of Chicago.
why cars of hope?
These factors can contribute to a family’s ability to obtain personal transportation. Cars of Hope is there to bridge the gap and help people in our community who are struggling.
donate a vehicle or other services
The need for vehicles is always more than our inventory. We also welcome partnerships with repair shops that are willing to donate their time and or space for the repair of donated vehicles. Cars of Hope is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
all vehicles accepted – running or not
Donated cars are evaluated by our team of volunteers and necessary repairs are made. If the repairs are too costly, we will sell your car and use those funds to repair other cars in our program. If we donate your car, the IRS will allow you to deduct the market value of your car. Cars too costly to repair will be sold and IRS forms will be provided if the car is sold for $500 or more. Cars sold for less than $500 are eligible for a maximum tax deduction up to $500.
make a monetary donation
Monetary donations help us repair donated cars so they are in working order and ready to be given to those in need. Cars of Hope is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Click below to donate online or mail checks to “Cars of Hope, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540”
join the Cars of Hope team
If you are a car lover, auto enthusiast, mechanic or just willing to learn, we need you! We have a variety of volunteer needs including skills in administration, communication and special events planning. Click below to join our team!