Let the Car Go the Distance Long After Summer Romance Fades

Aug 29, 2013, 08:30 ET from National Kidney Foundation

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer romance often means hours in an old car. When Labor Day signals the end of it, the parting can become sweet sorrow with a charitable car donation.  Kidney Cars donors are eligible for a tax deduction while helping the National Kidney Foundation hook more people up with its education and prevention programs.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Kidney Cars vehicle donation program has accepted more than 650,000 used vehicles that have pumped a total of $600 million into life-saving programs over the last three decades.

The process is simple. Donations can be made by calling 1-800-488-CARS (2277) or visiting kidneycars.org. The National Kidney Foundation will pick up used cars, trucks, motorcycles or boats-- in almost any condition-- free of charge.

"Let your used vehicle join the thousands of others who have kissed their owners goodbye for a good cause.  The spurned car may help the National Kidney Foundation hold the hands of thousands suffering from kidney disease who need support and information," said Bruce Skyer, National Kidney Foundation CEO.

Quick Facts

  • More than 26 Million Americans - 1 in 9 adults – have chronic kidney disease and most don't know it.
  • 73 million American adults are at risk due to high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease.
  • Over 96,000 are awaiting a life-saving kidney transplant.
  • More than 80% of the proceeds raised through Kidney Cars directly support NKF programs.


The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information or to donate a vehicle visit www.kidneycars.org or call 1-800-488-CARS (2277).

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SOURCE National Kidney Foundation