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About CARS

CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services)

is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of San Diego, California. Founded in 2003 as a means to provide additional funding to the programs and services of Jewish Family Service, CARS soon began accepting vehicle donations to help other nonprofits raise extra revenue. What began as a company of just a few employees accepting around 3 vehicle donations per day, has grown into a well- respected leader in the car donation industry. Today, we are partnered with over 2,500 nonprofits with the vision of expanding our fundraising efforts so that we can continue to provide additional revenue to these amazing nonprofit organizations. CARS' success to date stems from our dedication to exceptional customer service, our ability to maximize each donation, and the extensive marketing content we create and distribute to our partners to help promote their programs.

CARS runs "On the Go"

a program dedicated to providing transportation solutions to adults 60 years and older in the San Diego community. "On the Go" was created after the lack of easy, accessible, and affordable transportation options for senior citizens was recognized. The program offers independence and mobility by providing rides to fun community excursions, religious and cultural events, personal appointments, and so much more.

To see how CARS manages it funds, view our Form 990 here.

Contact Information

Brian Caldwell
Vice President, Operations

Jeff Mehlbrech
Director, Business Development

Todd Holder
Director of National Account Development

Heidi Phanthapirat
Nat Accounts, Sr. Support Specialist

Bruce Bauer
Director of Partner Support

Justin Ruffier
Marketing Manager

Kathleen Walters
Director of Partner Development

Michael Duchene
Director of Creative Services

Conan White
Business Development Executive

Ken Bassik
Business Development Executive

Bianca Barlas
Business Development Executive