Kars 4 Kids Program Turns Clunkers Into Charitable Gifts

Recently, the “News Beacon” belonging to Yankton radio station KVHT was donated to the Kars 4 Kids campaign, which takes vehicles off people’s hands in exchange for a tax-deductible receipt.

Most people don’t expect anything in return when they donate to charity. But the Kars 4 Kids charity decided to change that status quo; it tries to give back to those who make donations.

"Back when we were small and local, that was the idea — to not only ask people for donations but to provide people with something in return," said Wendy Kirwan, the director of public relations for Kars 4 Kids. "Even now, most of our fundraising efforts are about providing services for the community."

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