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January 11, 2007
If you broke all your New Year's resolutions already, here's an idea that doesn't involve calorie counting or nicotine patches. Donate your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. You can help drive down kidney disease and possibly get yourself a tax deduction.
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.
Then there's that good feeling, the one you experience when you give something that helps people in need in your own community. Call it pride, call it contentment, call it self-satisfaction. Either way, it's something only you can describe.
Your vehicles will pump dollars into public health education, organ donation programs and medical research to prevent kidney disease. No wonder thousands of Americans put the pedal to the metal each year and accelerated their charitable giving by donating to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. To donate online click here.