IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For car owners with an automobile they consider past its prime and interested in contributing to a charitable cause, Kelley Blue Book now allows consumers to donate any vehicle on KBB.com by teaming with Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), a full-service non-profit organization. Kelley Blue Book pledged an incremental $100 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for every model, up to 250 vehicles, donated in the weeks leading up to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, raising an additional $25,000 to support life-saving research and treatments, and expanding on its commitment to help owners gift their vehicles for a good cause. Overall, owners contributed more than $82,000 to St. Jude during the campaign with their donated vehicles.
"A donor's vehicle contribution is helping to make a real difference to charitable organizations nationwide," said Michael Sadowski, general manager for Kelley Blue Book. "We urge vehicle owners to consider the impact they could make in their own communities through a vehicle donation. In fact, there is still time to donate a vehicle during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supporting the families that rely on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital support. Consider all your options, as every donation helps."
Building on the 18-year relationship with the organization, Cox Automotive, Kelley Blue Book's parent company, raised nearly $250,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2017 alone through various fundraising activities, including the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, local sponsorships, corporate contributions and more.
Since Kelley Blue Book's donation campaign kicked off, in July 2018, nearly 700 cars have been donated to 169 different charities decided on by the owner. If the vehicle is in one piece, has an engine and can be towed, it is eligible for this program. To donate your car and learn more, visit KBB.com/donate-your-car. To make a monetary donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, visit StJude.org/donatecox.
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