The Car Ministry was started in 2001 at Mariners Church in Irvine CA by a group of volunteers who love God, had a passion to serve others and loved cars. Today, the ministry thrives, and we still rely on a capable volunteer team and church staff leaders to shape the needs of the ministry to meet the needs of the community. The Mariners Church Car Ministry is a self-supporting ministry relying solely on the generosity of donors for ministry operations.
The primary purpose of the Car Ministry is to take in donated vehicles, recondition them if applicable and sell them on the retail or wholesale market. 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of these vehicles goes to fund the activities of Mariners Church Outreach Ministries. The Car Ministry team also partners with the Mariners Church Care and Recovery Ministry and the Benevolence Ministry to facilitate vehicle donations to those in need who qualify within our community.
Who We Serve
The Mariners Church Car Ministry works in direct partnership with the Mariners Church Outreach Ministries. Outreach Ministries are funded above and beyond the church’s operating budget and designed to mobilize thousands of volunteers serving locally, globally and with disaster relief. 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of vehicles donated to the Car Ministry helps fund the activities of Outreach Ministries.
How do I donate?
Donating a vehicle is easy, simply contact the car ministry by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the Car Ministry's hotline 949.769.8478. A member of our volunteer team will call you to discuss the details of the vehicle which is to be donate.
What can I donate?
We are currently accepting cars, trucks, and vans, boats, RV’s, motorcycles and jet skis preferably in working condition. Even if your vehicle is not running, please contact us with details because in many cases we can accept non-running vehicles.
You are provided with a written acknowledgment of your donation for tax purposes.