Great Ways to Donate to a Kidney Disease Charity

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Showing support for people who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), including those who are on dialysis or who have gotten a kidney transplant is as simple as donating to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). The NKF is a lifeline for each person affected by kidney disease. They work with urgency and passion to enhance lives, educate and accelerate research for treatment and a cure.

What Ways Can You Donate to The National Kidney Foundation?


Whether you have money, time or another kind of support to offer, there are several ways you can donate to the NKF and help someone in need:


1. Volunteer Your Time

Giving your time allows you the opportunity to be apart of the ongoing effort to help millions of Americans with kidney disease be able to live fuller and richer lives. Volunteer opportunities include advocacy programs, Kidney Walks, Office Volunteers, NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, Special Events, KEEP Healthy screenings and more.


2. Donate Money

Even small monetary donations are significant and appreciated. There are a few ways you can make a financial donation:


3. Donate a Car

Even your old car can help a kidney disease patient! Kidney Cars is the original car donation program for the NKF. We accept used cars, vans, and trucks. We will also take motorcycles, boats, motor cross bikes, ATVs, construction equipment and farm equipment donations. We will tow your vehicle for free and provide you with a receipt for tax deduction purposes. You can donate old cars online or give us a call at 1-800-488-2277.


4. Take Part in a Fundraising Event

Showing your support by participating in an NKF fundraising event is a great means of helping. Some ways to participate are:

  • Join NKF in one of our Social Events. You can have fun while supporting the mission of NKF.

  • Join in a Kidney Walk.

  • Create your own Team Kidney Fundraising page and give purpose to your next family reunion, neighborhood BBQ, 5k race or event of your choosing.


5. Give The Ultimate Donation: a Kidney

With close to 100,000 people on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, you can give the gift of life by donating a kidney. Visit the Living Donors page for more information and resources about donating your kidney to someone in need.

You can help impact the lives of people affected by the serious health condition of kidney disease. Share this post with your family and friends to help get the word out and consider one of these ways that you can help save lives.  


  • Help improve lives and donate your vehicle today.

  • We accept vehicles even if they no longer are running, as long as they have a title.

  • There is no cost to you, simply call us at 800.488.CARS (2277) or complete our online form.

  • Then schedule a pick up time that fits your schedule. You can make a difference in the lives of millions with kidney disease.