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Donate your old smoker to the Kidney Car Program

Kidney Car Program is part of a unique series of "recycle for life" programs

Published: June 5, 2012, 6:00 AM

This week, June 3-9, 2012, is Canadian Environment Week. What better way to do something worthwhile for the earth and for someone else than by donating your old clunker to the Kidney Car Program for recycling.

The Kidney Car Program is part of a unique series of "recycle for life" programs developed by The Kidney Foundation of Canada that benefit the environment, vehicle owners and people affected by kidney disease.

The program accepts trucks, motorcycles, trailers, ATVs or even farm equipment. Donors receive a free vehicle tow and a tax receipt.

Since 1995, the Kidney Car Program has recycled almost 25,000 vehicles. For each car donated, tires and car parts are recycled and 40 litres of fluids per average car are saved from leaking into our backyards.

"Removing unsafe vehicles from our roads through the Kidney Car Program is an environmentally sound way to make our roads safer," said Allan Lamb, President and COO of the BCAA Road Safety Foundation, which is partnering with The Kidney Foundation of Canada in this program in British Columbia..

With BCAA Road Safety Foundation's involvement and BCAA's network of towing contractors, the Kidney Car Program is being extended province wide. The BCAA Road Safety Foundation receives fifty per cent of the proceeds from each vehicle donated by BCAA members.

Wherever you live, Canadian Environment Week is an opportunity to get that unsafe smoke-blowing clunker off the road and help turn unwanted vehicles into life saving machines.

To donate your vehicle, in BC, call 1-888-538-1057 or donate on-line at www.kidney.bc.ca. BCAA members should mention ther membership at time of booking.

If you live elsewhere contact your local or regional Kidney Foundation of Canada office or click here.