The Kidney Foundation, Donate a Car Canada, and You

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The Kidney Foundation (a charity working in partnership with area recyclers like Pick ‘n’ Pull/Pick and Pull) will either re-sell or scrap donated vehicles.  Their option to receive “Gifts in Kind” impact their tax receipt outcomes, with Kidney Foundation donation proceeds going to research and awareness related to Kidney disease. Are there any other vehicle donation programs benefiting charities in Canada? There are! 

You’re ready to donate your beautiful old Honda! She’s served you well, and you’ve considered putting the car up for sale on Kijiji, but time is valuable. It would be so much easier to see the car picked up quickly, with the proceeds going to a cause you love! Read through our January 2015 blogs for information that will help when choosing the right program for your donation process.

The Kidney Foundation is Canada’s most recognizable vehicle donation program. You may have seen their television ads or billboards? Perhaps you’ve heard a radio spot just this week.

Kidney Car (the Kidney Foundation vehicle donation program) serves donors with free tow support from Coast to Coast. Net donation proceeds go to the charity itself and, for families who have been impacted by kidney disease, this organization is a great choice for donation dollars!

One of our donors recently asked, “Of the $586.71 you quoted me as my donation outcome, how much will actually be sent directly to the charity?” What an excellent question! It’s a good idea to ask questions of the donation program you are hoping to have work alongside you: Will they gift the cause I care about the most? How much will my tax receipt be? How much money will actually go to the supporting the needs I care about, and how much will go to paying for things like advertising and salaries?

DAC TireAt Donate a Car Canada, your donation outcome goes to your chosen charity in full. You will always have the freedom to choose the cause that resonates most closely with your own circumstances (through the Kidney Foundation program all gifts remain within that charity). Donate a Car Canada staff will be personally involved in working alongside you every step of the way. Donate a Car Canada advertising and overhead costs are kept to a minimum in an effort to ensure that as many dollars reach your charity as possible.

If you’re ready to donate today, simply visit us here. We can’t wait to see your submission and forward your gift on to the charity that means the most to you!

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4 thoughts on “The Kidney Foundation, Donate a Car Canada, and You

  1. I have a 2002 Ford Windstar I would like to donate to the kidney car foundation. The undercarriage is severely rusted and the windshield has a huge crack across it. It is not certifiable. How do I go about making a donation? Thank you. I would like the van out of my driveway before Oct 1. Also does it need to be insured at the time the vehicle is removed? Presently I still have an active policy on it. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you…………………Barb Fawns

    1. Good afternoon Ms. Fawns, the company you have connected with here is Donate a Car Canada — we are a separate company from the Kidney Foundation. We will be happy to work alongside you on behalf of any of our hundreds of receiving charities, but as they have their own vehicle donation program, we cannot process donations for Kidney Car. If you would like to reach them directly, please visit their site, to find their online submission form and regional contact numbers. If you have another charity that you would like to gift, please visit call our toll free number, 1.877.250.4904 (between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm MST), or fill in our online submission form at Thank you for your generous efforts on behalf of charity!

  2. I have a pick up truck that I want to donate, however it has 4 new ‘all weather’ tires. Would your organization take them off the hubs and I will collect them?

    1. Good morning Mr./Ms. Hall, Thank you for your query!

      Our towing companies provide prompt tow service; unfortunately they do not remove parts for our donors. If you would like to remove and replace your all weather tires prior to pick-up, our agents will happily come for the truck. They do require that the vehicle have 4 tires at the time of pick-up (these do not need to be in good condition, but are required for ease of transport and processing at the recycle/re-sale yard).

      If you would like to go ahead with your donation, please visit us at and fill in our online submission form via the ‘Donate Now’ button at the top of the page. If you have any trouble with the form, do feel free to request a phone call, or call us directly at 877-250-4904 during business hours.

      We look forward to seeing your submission and wish you a wonderful day!

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