San Diego Car Donations: An Easy Way to Support KPBS
Support for KPBS—San Diego’s premier NPR and PBS station—comes in many forms ranging from individual memberships to corporate underwriters. You can support KPBS in any way you choose, but if you’re looking for a way that’s easy and free, donate a vehicle!
Your vehicle donation allows us to provide San Diego and Imperial counties with programming from NPR, PBS, BBC, The World, and PRI; featuring national and world news, dramas, documentaries, podcasts, children’s programs and more. KPBS offers locally produced series and podcasts such as Ken Kramer’s About San Diego, Cinema Junkie with Beth Accomando, and Crossing South with Jorge Meraz.
In addition, KPBS’ dedicated newsroom reports original, local content on 89.5 FM (97.7 FM Calexico) and kpbs.org throughout the day. News aficionados can listen live on kpbs.org on their phones, as they enjoy everything there is to love about sunny San Diego, like the Zoo, beaches, hiking trails, Padres, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, USS Midway Museum, and more.
KPBS accepts not only cars but also trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and other motorized vehicles. Donating your vehicle to KPBS is easy, the pick-up is free, and you may even qualify for a tax deduction. Best of all, the proceeds from the sale of your car donation keep KPBS going! Vehicle donations are an important source of revenue for KPBS, allowing us to continue to provide high-quality programs and content for surrounding cities such as Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Oceanside, Escondido, El Cajon and Chula Vista.
In 2003, KPBS formed a partnership with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) and launched the first vehicle donation program in public broadcasting. CARS has a recipe for maximizing sale prices for each donation to make the most for KPBS and for our donors’ tax benefit. CARS has an established network of vendors and auction yards across the U.S., which allows KPBS viewers and listeners to donate a vehicle from almost anywhere in the U.S. No matter where you are, we can pick up vehicle donations.