International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Car Donations

With the car dependent culture that is so predominant in the U.S., a donated car can be a life-changing event for a new refugee or asylee struggling with mobility.  It allows a refugee and their family easier access to employment opportunities and transportation for their children's education. The IRC makes car donations easy - we come to your house to retrieve the vehicle with all the necessary paperwork to transfer ownership. Please note that we can only take operating vehicles that can pass the California smog test.


If you are interested in donating you vehicle to any of our IRC office in Northern California, contact Shadi Karajeh, Volunteer and Donations Coordinator, at to get the process started.