Trading Up or Clearing Out? Kidney Car is the easy way to get rid of your unwanted vehicle


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 the millions of Canadians living with kidney disease.

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.

Each year, thousands of Canadians make their cars Kidney Cars. The donated cars are either recycled or resold as is, or – in some rare cases they may be auctioned, explains Kidney Car Manager David Cybulski.  “Donors receive a charitable tax receipt for a minimum of $300, but often higher depending on the condition of the car,” says 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, but more often than not, Kidney Car donors tell us that they are looking for a quick, hassle-free way to recycle their vehicle. 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!”

For some, parting with a car is difficult. The knowledge that the vehicle can be retired and make a difference to those living with kidney disease makes people feel good about their decision.

Since its creation in 1964, The Kidney Foundation has helped millions of Canadians suffering from kidney failure and related disorders; fundraising campaigns have allowed it to contribute over $110 million to research, and to provide services to individuals living with chronic kidney disease and related conditions.

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 KIDNEYCAR.CA.