Cars for Kids TX, a distinguished 501(c)(3) charitable organization established in 1992 in Texas, specializes in transforming car donations into valuable educational resources. Our mission is to empower at-risk students of Texans Can Academies, furnishing them with the necessary tools to complete their high school education. From Dallas to Houston, San Antonio to Austin, Frisco, Plano and Fort Worth, we welcome donations of all vehicle types across Texas, offering complimentary towing for your convenience.
We Accept All Vehicle Donations in Texas
Our experienced team accepts vehicles in any condition, including:
Instead of letting your old car eat up space in your garage or driveway, opt for a meaningful choice with your old vehicle by donating it to Cars for Kids. and enjoy a seamless donation experience with our dedicated staff.
The Benefits of Donating Your Vehicle in Texas
By choosing Cars for Kids for your car donation, you're not only aiding Texas youth but also enjoying several advantages:
Make a lasting difference in Texas communities.
Receive a $50 gift card as our token of appreciation.
Maximize your tax deduction in line with IRS regulations.
Benefit from our easy and flexible vehicle pickup service.
Contribute directly to educational programs and dropout prevention initiatives.
Enjoy a hassle-free donation process with our expert assistance in all necessary paperwork.
How to Donate Your Car in Texas
Donating your car in Texas is straightforward and rewarding with Cars for Kids. Here's how you can start:
Schedule a convenient pickup time for your vehicle.
Receive a temporary receipt at the time of pickup and let our title specialists help you with the ownership transfer.
Receive a 1098(C) tax receipt post-auction of your vehicle.
Take pride in your contribution to improving the lives of Texas youth.
Our Mission: Empowering Texas Youth
The mission of Cars for Kids’ charity car donation program is to provide high-quality education to at-risk youths. Our goal is to give these kids a favorable environment to thrive and graduate with their high school diplomas.
Your car donation in Texas supports a comprehensive range of services for students in need, including:
Remote learning options
Everything offered is to help the teenagers focus on getting their high school diplomas. Even students who need to work can get a four-hour school day. We try to help disadvantaged students in every possible way.
Please participate in our car consignment program or explore our Texas car auction, where vehicles from our donation program are sold at attractive prices. This supports our mission and offers you the opportunity to purchase a car at a discounted rate.
Your Role in Writing Off the Car, Not The Kid
Join us in our commitment to providing at-risk high school students in Texas with the resources they need to succeed—your donation, whether a car, vehicle, or cash, can significantly impact you. Reach out to Cars for Kids today and participate in this transformative journey.
Contact Us Now for Your Car or Cash Donation in Texas
Cars for Kids is an IRS-approved, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charity and nonprofit organization (TAX ID #46-2077931) with operations spanning all 50 states, including Texas's major cities. Your donations directly support Texans Can! Academies aid in providing essentials like food, housing, and education to at-risk youth.
Cars for Kids is an IRS-approved Tax Exempt, 501 (c) (3) charity and nonprofit organization (TAX ID #46-2077931). Our car donation program operates in all 50 states including, Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio). Donations support Texans Can! Academies and helps educate and provide items such as food, housing, clothing, childcare, and other basic necessities for at-risk youth as they work toward their high school diploma
Though my life has balanced out now, it has not always been one that is comfortable.
I grew up in what many would call the ghetto. Not only were we poor, but we lived next door to the neighborhood drug house.
My name is Mario, I am 15-years-old, I’m currently a sophomore at Texans Can Academies and this is my story.
Having that house beside us, made a poor neighborhood, dangerous. I witnessed drive-by shootings, people being shot, drug overdoses and our house was robbed frequently.
As a kid, I could not even play outside because there were always guns. One time, I remember that during a police raid, they used a flash grenade and I was outside and it hurt my ears. My dad had to come get me and carry me inside. It was very painful.
Living next to a drug house gave me many opportunities to use drugs, but I had made the choice early on to never take anything. I had watched my brother go down that path and I saw how hard it made things for him. I knew that I wanted more for my life and that I could do better.
We eventually moved and I started high school at South Oak Cliff. I was doing well, but was struggling to pass the TSI test. My goal is to join the infantry directly after graduation and pursue a career in the military. I knew that I would need to pass the ASVAB for military entrance and if I was struggling to pass the TSI, the ASVAB would be even harder.
My sister, who also graduated from Texans Can, told me about the school and the focused help I would receive here. Now I am currently working hard to gain the knowledge needed to successfully pass the TSI so I can move forward. I am also working closely with my advisor and the career transition coordinator to get assistance with the ASVAB and will take it towards the end of my second year.
I came from the ghetto, but I will not remain in the ghetto.
Though my journey is just beginning I can already tell the difference in the students and staff at Texans Can. With the help from my teachers and others I will not only graduate, but I am set to graduate early.
I am excited for this and have big plans for myself, my life, and my service in the military. The support people give to Texans Can helps give hope and impacts the lives of kids just like me.
My name is Mario and I am set to be a Texan Can graduate in June 2019.
La’Phadra moved to Houston in October from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was behind in school because her family moved around alot. She said she attended a lot of different schools and didn’t learn as much as she should have.
Houston Can! is a lot different than her very large school in Tulsa. She has really liked the small classes and one-on-one relationships with the teachers and advisors. She is also glad to not be in a school where there were fights and arguments among the students. She said she never sees that at Houston Can!
She is the oldest sibling and has six sisters and one brother. One of her sisters is enrolled at Houston Can! as well. La’Phadra graduated in June and said it is a big help that the Can! helped her catch up so quickly with her class credits and graduate on time. She can help her mother with her brother and sisters.
La’Phadra wants to enroll at Houston Community College (HCC) and study to be a police officer but is also interested in forensic science. Her plan is to transfer to a four-year university after HCC. Her favorite class was world geography.
La’Phadra got engaged at prom to her boyfriend who is also a student at Houston Can! Her boyfriend is enlisting in the service so they will be apart for several weeks when he leaves this summer for basic training. They both think it is a good idea to wait and get married after his basic training because they have never been apart and think they should see how this separation goes for each of them.
Stacey's Success Story
Beginning my first year of high school through what was supposed to be my junior year, I had no priorities or motivation to go to school. I would give up on myself even though I would always hear from the teachers that I was more than capable of attending college. My grades would be good and my work was always on time, but I would just never find a way to make it to school on time, or at all for that matter. There were high points in my life where I would manage to get a whole semester worth of credits, but then because of petty problems by the next term things would take a turn for the worst.
The last time I dropped out of high school was in November of 2008. I distinctly remember this because it was due to my pregnancy, mainly the morning sickness. I was always throwing up. My whole pregnancy was really hard on me. I was constantly admitted into the hospital because of dehydration, and I had morning sickness up until the time I delivered my daughter.
Once I had my baby, my world changed dramatically. She opened my eyes and because of her I have matured a lot. I started to think about all the things I could do to better my daughter’s life. I began to realize how important higher education was, especially for the well being of my family. I would see my daughter’s father get rejected for jobs because he had no higher than a ninth grade education. Employers that require high school diplomas wouldn’t even give him a chance. For a while he was working at temporary agencies and it was a struggle to get by with the baby and all of our expenses.
I thought about getting a GED and then I thought; Why not go back to Austin Can! Academy, a place that would believe in me even when I had given up on myself, the school where the teachers knew I could become something more than just a high school dropout? I decided to give it a try, and I was able to enroll and start right away.
As soon as I decided to come back to school to give my daughter a better, more financially secure future, my prayers were answered and my daughter’s father was offered a job getting paid pretty well. The only bad thing about the job is it is very hard work. I don’t want him to work that hard for the rest of his life. Since way before I was pregnant my daughter’s dad had been working to get all the things we needed. He has been working extra hard since the baby has been here and now I think it will be good for us if I let him stay home with the baby while I pursue a career. I’m hoping once I graduate I can find a great job with good benefits and I can also start going to college. That will give my daughter and her father a whole lot of time together and it will also give him the opportunity to get his high school diploma or a GED. I am graduating in January 2011, and thanks to my wonderful family, life couldn’t be going any better right now.
Erica has a beautiful smile, is very bubbly and very positive. She graduated in June and has been accepted to Texas A&M. She went to a large public high school before enrolling at Houston Can! Her grades were good but her mother had a baby and needed Victoria to help babysit so she couldn't attent school. Her mother also became ill, had several surgeries and a long recovery period. Victoria’s grades began to slip.
A friend told her about Houston Can! so she enrolled because she could attend school a half day and babysit her new baby sister the other part of the day. Erica said the past few years during high school were a very, very difficult time for her. She is very close to her mother and was worried about her. And she was also caring for a newborn infant. When her mother returned home from the hospital she required a lot of bed rest and Erica was responsible for her care, too.
Without the schedule at Houston Can! and the support of her teachers and advisors she said she doesn’t know what she would have done it. Erica is very excited to have been able to graduate from high school and is really looking forward to moving to College Station this August. As a result of her life experience, she plans on studying nursing.
Paola grew up in a traditional home. Both of her parents supported her ambitions, and she was the perfect daughter - until she started to surround herself with the wrong crowd.
Paola began to rebel. Skipping school became the norm.
“I just didn’t care anymore. I stopped going to school; I basically dropped out,” Paola said. “I was so used to skipping class, I didn’t care who found out or what my family would think.”
Her mother was devastated when she found out Paola had been skipping school. She tried to convince Paola that education was the only way to have a prosperous future, but Paola refused to listen.
Everyday, Paola’s mom would shield her husband from reality. She knew he could not bear the truth about his daughter’s downfall.
“My dad never knew I was skipping school. It was only my mom. One day she couldn’t take it anymore. She finally told him.”
It was difficult to shatter her husband’s reality, but after realizing Paola was out of control, she finally built the courage to tell her husband the truth.
“She called my dad while he was working, and he had a heart attack. It hurt. It was the worst thing in my life. I hate that I had to learn the hard way, while my dad is the one who suffered.”
“That’s what changed me,” she said. “It took such a drastic event in order for me to change. I realized I went too far. I couldn’t let my family down anymore.”
“I couldn’t lose my dad,” she said.
“After that, I wanted to get my life straightened out. My mom didn’t want me to give up on school, but I couldn’t go back to my old school because I didn’t have enough credits,” Paola explained. “So I went to a private school, and it didn’t work out either. That’s when I heard about Texans Can.”
Paola could tell the school was very different than the others she’d tried.
“When I started going here, I realized how much discipline I needed,” she said. “The second I got here, I felt the love from the school. Every advisor and teacher have been nothing but helpful.”
“At a traditional high school they just give you a packet. At Texans Can it’s not like that. They’re interactive at every step. They never just sit in the back and act like they don’t care.”
“I always say if I knew about Texans Can since the beginning I would’ve started here my freshman year. This is a unique school, everything about it is special.”
Texans Can’s college-readiness program has even inspired her to pursue more than a high school diploma.
“I want to go to the army and be a nurse on base, so I can help people,” she said. “I’ve heard many people say Texans Can is for kids who don’t have anything to do. People talk down on the school, but it’s not like that at all.”
“This school is amazing. Iit changed my life. If I had not come here, I don’t know where I’d be. Probably still in the same hole, never able to get out,” she said. “Now I can make my family proud and prove to my dad I have changed for the better. I never want to hurt him again.”
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