Fundraising for Komen

untitled-1Planning a Fundraising Activity?

Fundraising for Susan G. Komen has never been easier! Through creating an impact project of your choice, such as starting a lemonade stand or workplace fundraiser, you can help us support life-saving breast cancer research, treatment, education and community health programs.

Starting a More than Pink™ Project is great for birthdays, weddings, workplaces, schools, or any individual or group looking to fundraise for Komen Northern & Central California.



For smaller events, there are two other ways to support Komen:

Option 1: You may want to consider not using the Komen name/logo and instead making a general statement that the funds raised will go to a local breast health organization or breast cancer research and support. We would be honored to receive funds raised and would give public recognition for your donation.

Option 2: Rally for the Cure® has expanded their well-established golf program to other events. You can now plan a Rally for the Cure® program for sporting events like golf and tennis, dinner events such as wine-tasting or group/club activities such as a bridge or book clubs. Learn how you can become a Rally Ambassador.


Banner-komennationalDonate your car and raise funds in the local fight against breast cancer.

Donate your used car, van, truck, boat, or recreational vehicle to Komen Northern & Central California. Donate by calling our toll free number at 1-855-KOMEN-CARS (1-855-566-3622) or you can donate on-line 24 hours a day by using our fast and easy on-line donation process.

Support the cause to end breast cancer forever by donating your car. The proceeds from the sale of our donated vehicles will fund collaborative and innovative breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support services locally and research on a national level. 75% of the net proceeds will benefit Komen Northern & Central California with the remaining 25% supporting our internationally recognized Award and Research Grants program.

We accept ALL vehicles regardless of age or condition.

Donate your vehicle 24 hours a day using our fast and easy on-line process. Simply complete the on-line donation form and we will respond, normally within hours, with all the processing instructions.

Donate your car to Komen Northern & Central California TODAY by calling
1-855-KOMEN-CARS (1-855-566-3622)

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thurs: 8 am – 7 pm (EST)
Friday: 8 am – 5 pm (EST)
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm (EST)
Sunday Closed

Simple Steps to Donating Your Vehicle:

• You must have a valid state issued title from motor vehicles issued in the name of the donor when calling or donating on-line
• Contact us either by telephone or on-line to provide your car donation information
• Our office will assign a local towing company for pickup, towing is free to our donors
• Upon notification of pickup, we will send you an official donation receipt
• All donated vehicles to Komen are sold at auction, once sold, the IRS Form 1098c will be processed to the donor within 30 days of the sale. The IRS form 1098c is attached to the IRS form 8283 “Non Cash Charitable Contributions

Car donations made to Komen Northern & Central California are tax deductible. Komen Northern & Central California has been designated by the IRS as a 501c3 charity. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. The IRS allows the donor to claim a minimum of $500, however, for vehicles with a gross sale price over $501, we will indicate the exact sale price of the donated car on the IRS form 1098c.

Benefits of Donating Your Car to Komen Northern & Central California:

• Free towing whether the vehicle is running or not, you can donate your automobile anywhere in the United States
• Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting our courteous, well trained staff handle all the details
• Qualify for an IRS tax deduction
• Importantly, by donating, you are supporting the cause to end and eliminate breast cancer forever

It is the donors’ responsibility to become familiar with the donation process prior to making a car donation. Please consult the “Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations” found in IRS Publication 4303.

Komen Northern & Central California has partnered and entered into an agreement with, operated by the Melwood Charity Car Donation Center, a non-profit organization, to manage and operate their car donation program. Melwood, since 1963 provides job training and employment to over 2,000 individuals with disabilities.