When Your Car Reaches the End of the Road – Make it a Kidney Car

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Every car holds memories, whether it was the van that took you across Canada on summer vacation, the car your daughter first learned to drive, or even your mother’s 20-year-old car which is still in mint condition. There is an easy way to give your car a fitting send off – donate it to Kidney Car.

Kidney Car is a unique donation 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.

Many Canadians believe that there are only two ways to dispose of their older, unneeded car: sell it or trade it! Kidney Car is the alternative that is a win-win for both you as a donor and your neighbours touched by kidney disease.

With tax season around the corner, it makes sense to donate the unwanted car taking up precious real-estate in the driveway. Kidney Car donors receive a valuable charitable tax receipt for a minimum of $300, but often higher depending on the condition of the car. Cars are towed for free, usually within 48 hours, by a reputable Kidney Car partner.

Harvey Thomson decided that when the time came to think about purchasing a new vehicle, he knew his 10-year-old car wouldn’t be much of a negotiating chip in a new purchase and that it could serve a greater purpose. “As a volunteer with The Kidney Foundation of Canada, I knew that donating our vehicle to Kidney Car was a better option,” said Harvey. “Money raised by my donation would be used to support educational services and support to kidney patients, help send families living with kidney disease to summer camp, increase awareness of organ donation, and help fund research.”

“A quick phone call to the toll free number to answer a few questions about the type of car, mileage and other details was all it took to know that we had a great solution to removing the car from our driveway. A professional driver showed up within 48 hours, verified our donor confirmation number, loaded the vehicle onto the tow truck and thanked us for our charitable donation. It was fast and easy, and we received a tax receipt in the mail shortly after making our donation. It made it easier to say goodbye to a vehicle which had been part of our family as we enjoyed many adventurous road trips together.”

For 20 years Kidney Car has offered the public a unique opportunity to support life-changing medical research and patient services by simply donating their unwanted vehicles.

Every vehicle holds memories, which makes saying goodbye tough. Make your car a legacy gift to remember – donate it to Kidney Car. Call 1-866-788-CARS, or visit KIDNEYCAR.CA.