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One Man’s Car is Another Man’s Kidney

February 01, 2016, 12:07pm EST


When it’s about time for your car to kick the proverbial bucket, sending it to the scrap heap for money is usually the first choice that comes to mind. After all, what’s not to like about getting money from junk? How certain are you, however, that you’ll get a good deal for your old car?

You’ve probably heard of the old saying that one man’s trash is another one’s treasure—a principle that can be applied to the idea of selling your old car for scrap to earn a profit. But have you considered donating your old car for something a bit more altruistic?

Here at the National Kidney Foundation, we believe in the saying that ‘one man’s car is another man’s kidney’. You won’t just be earning money from your old car; you’ll also be helping someone out.

Kidney Transplant and Funding

Now you may be wondering: how does donating my car help a person with kidney disease? Simple; the funding proceeds from reselling your old car goes directly to the funding of a kidney transplant. You can imagine how expensive such an operation is, but with your help, the goal can easily be reached as scrap from cars fetch a very high price.

Additionally, your donation will also help fund the continuing education of kidney diseases. It’s a two-fold thing; you won’t just be directly assisting a person get a new kidney, you’ll also help increase awareness of these diseases.

What’s in it For Me?

Donating your car to our foundation is just like selling it for scrap, except you get a significant tax reduction off your vehicle. It’s important to note that the rate of deduction depends on the sale price of the vehicle, or by $500 depending on what’s greater.

More than Just Cars

Our foundation takes in more than just cars. If you have a motorcycle that’s no longer running and you want to donate it, we’ll happily take it and give you the proper compensation and tax reduction for it.

We also accept boats, RVs and ATVs, and even farming equipment, so long as it has a title. If you have old vehicles that you can’t sell off but you’d like to put to good use, give us a call and let us help you help out a person in need.

If you’d like to learn more about the National Kidney Foundations’ donation program, visit our website at www.kidney.org/support/kidneycars.