Use your old wheels to help Kidney disease
Trading Up or Clearing Out? Kidney Car is the easy way to get rid of your unwanted vehicle
We’ve all heard of donation programs for non-profit organizations like clothing collections, door to door asks, walks and online challenges – but did you know you could also donate your car to charity?
Most people believe there are only three ways to dispose of your older, unneeded car: sell it, trade it or send it to the scrap yard. Kidney Car is the alternative that is a win-win for both you as a donor and the millions of Canadians living with kidney disease.
Kidney Car is a unique program developed by The Kidney Foundation of Canada that provides the traditional “feel good” rewards of giving, but also offers a tangible solution to an everyday problem faced by many people and business owners.
Each year, thousands of Canadians make their cars Kidney Cars.
The donated cars are either recycled or resold as is – in some rare cases they may be auctioned, explains Kidney Car Senior Manager David Cybulski.
“Donors receive a charitable tax receipt for a minimum of $300, but often higher depending on the condition of the car,” said Cybulski. “Cars are towed free of charge, usually within 48 hours, by one of our reputable Kidney Car partners”.
There are many reasons people choose to donate their vehicle. Some have a personal connection to kidney disease, elderly family members who can no longer drive, the cost of maintenance is getting to be too high, or simply the hassle free service of having the vehicle removed.
One donor shared “I really had no interest in figuring out how to dispose of, or recycle, the car myself. No fuss, no complications, easy, no cost to me. I consider this a service to me rather than to you!”
Kidney Car isn’t just handy for clearing out the driveway, it’s also a great way for businesses to handle unwanted cars, trucks, or vans in a way that gives back to their community. Need to make room in the back lot?
Why not spruce up the property by having the old service van removed?
One call to Kidney Car will solve the problem of an old vehicle for your place of work while showing your customers that you care.
One in 10 Canadians lives with kidney disease and millions more are at risk.
The Kidney Foundation is the national volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of those living with kidney disease through research, education and support like The Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Connect Peer Support program.
If your car has reached the end of the road, there is an easy way to give your car a fitting send off – donate it to Kidney Car. Call 1-866-788-CARS(2277) or visit www.KIDNEYCAR.CA.