A Gift of Remembrance

Uplifting Choices- Generations Magazine - October - November 2011Have you ever owned something that became a prized possession? One of our donor’s fathers, a retired truck driver named John, purchased a new Lincoln Town Car years ago. For John, the Town Car was a special vehicle, a possession he delighted in maintaining as well as driving. For his daughter, Jodi, a kidney transplant recipient, it came to be a special car, too. Jodi suffered from a disease that damaged her kidneys. John drove Jodi to her doctor’s office and dialysis facilities for 15 years. That Town Car ended up being the place where father and daughter bonded.

Jodi had to say goodbye to her father a few years ago when he passed away at the age of 80. The Town Car became a symbol of her relationship with her father—one she was reluctant to give up until the engine finally failed.

Since the Town Car was literally the vehicle that her father used to support her during her illness, she decided to help other kidney patients by donating it to the National Kidney Foundation’s “Kidney Cars” program in his memory.

If you have a vehicle that you’d like to gift to the National Kidney Foundation, it accepts running and non-running cars.

National Kidney Foundation - Generations Magazine - October - November 2011The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases. It also improves the health and well-being of families affected by these diseases, and increases the availability of all organs and tissue for transplantation in Hawai‘i.

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases. It also improves the health and well-being of families affected by these diseases, and increases the availability of all organs and tissue for transplantation in Hawai‘i.

A Gift of Love

Who in your life needs a gift?

A charitable gift, such as a gift annuity, can honor a loved one and secure his or her future.

You can fund a gift annuity with National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i that will provide a lifetime of payments to your loved one no matter how long he or she lives. The payments are fixed and will never change no matter how the stock market, real estate market, or any other aspect of the economy performs. The payments continue for life.

After a lifetime of payments, the gift annuity will be used for our mission in Hawai‘i as a legacy to you and to your loved one.


To learn more about charitable giving, and discover the potential tax benefits, please contact:

Jeffrey Sisemoore, JD, Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts, National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i 589-5976, www.kidneyhi.org.

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