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November 17, 2005
The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program is a charitable contribution plan that enables you to turn in your used car, van, truck or even boat and very likely receive two benefits you won't get from a regular dealer trade-in (or from a holiday song). You'll get a good feeling and you may even get a tax- deduction.
Eighty-four (84%) percent of Americans who donated vehicles to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program last year itemized their tax returns and were able to reap a charitable deduction for their contribution. And if you want this possible tax saving, remember to donate your vehicle to the foundation by December 31. If you happen to be a last-minute shopper, no problem: that is the last day of the year.
Then there's that good feeling, the one you experience when you give something that helps people in need in your own . Call it pride, call it contentment, call it self-satisfaction. Either way, it's something only you can describe. And when you donate your vehicle to the Kidney Cars Program, your feel-good gift will provide funds to help children who suffer from kidney disease go to camp, transport patients to dialysis and screen those at risk for chronic kidney disease.
Your vehicles will also pump dollars into public health education, organ donation programs and medical research to prevent kidney disease. No wonder thousands of Americans have put the pedal to the metal and accelerated their charitable giving at year's end by donating to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. To donate online click here.