Don’t trade it – Donate it!

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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.

If you’re trading in your car for something new this fall, donating your car is a good option. “Kidney Car provides a great alternative for end of life vehicles with little or no trade value, allowing customers the flexibility to drop off their donated vehicle the day they are picking up their newly purchased vehicle. It’s a feel good solution for both our customers and us” – Carmen Scaglione, Dealer Principal, Acura of Oakville.

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.

For over 50 years, The Kidney Foundation has helped millions of Canadians suffering from kidney failure and related disorders.

If your car has reached the end of the road, consider donating it to help Canadians living with kidney disease. Call 1-866-788-CARS(2277) or visit KIDNEYCAR.CA.