Recycle Your Car this Earth Day

Eco-friendly Kidney Cars Program Saves Lives

Earth Day

New York, NY (April 22, 2014) - The old car parked in your driveway or on your lawn can breathe new life into the environment, your pocketbook and those suffering from kidney disease. This Earth Day, donate the car to Kidney Cars and become eligible for a tax deduction while helping the National Kidney Foundation get more mileage out of its education and prevention programs and doing a bit for the environment.

As millions do their part to ensure a more sustainable future, the National Kidney Foundation reminds Americans that donating a used vehicle is a simple way to recycle and reuse this Earth Day. All donated vehicles are sold at auction, or for parts.

The donation 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 that have gone green for a good cause. A sputtering vehicle may actually revive the health of thousands suffering from kidney disease while helping save the planet at the same time," 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.
  • 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease.
  • Virginia and South Carolina are home to the most generous vehicle donors. Car donations from those states alone account for 25 percent of all vehicles donated to Kidney Cars.
  • The 1999 Toyota Camry is the most commonly donated vehicle to the NKF.
  • Approximately 80 cents of every dollar raised through Kidney Cars directly supports 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 their families 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).