Mother's Day Caring...and Car-ing

New York, NY (May 10, 2006) - This May, when so many Americans are spinning their wheels trying to think of the perfect gift for Mother's Day, the National Kidney Foundation wants to remind you about another opportunity to make a unique gift--one that may save lives and save you money.

You can use this traditional time of love and giving to donate your used car to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. The money raised through this charitable contribution plan will benefit programs in research, patient services, organ donation and public education. And, you may also find yourself in the express lane for a tax deduction.

In fact, eighty-four (84%) percent of Americans who donated cars, vans, trucks or boats 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.

Each year, nearly 75,000 Americans choose the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Cars Program. Because all you need to do is call 1-800-488-CARS (2277) and they will send you a packet, with a self-addressed envelope so you can mail back the signed title and odometer statement. Once you return the completed packet, the Foundation will contact you to arrange for a free pick-up. Vehicles are sold either at auction or for parts, with 67% of the proceeds supporting the work of the National Kidney Foundation. Talk about getting good mileage.

The National Kidney Foundation is the nation's leading voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. For more information, or to donate your car, van, truck or boat, call 1-800-488-CARS (2277) or donate online at Think of it as one more chance to put a smile on Mom's face.