How an old tractor or truck can help seriously ill kids

Buckeye Farm News

When you donate your used farm equipment or personal vehicles to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Vehicle Donation Program, they will they pick it up and haul it away for no charge and you will receive a tax deduction for the donation. They will even walk you through the paperwork.

The program is a vital support to the charity, helping to raise tens of thousands of dollars a year to help families who need a place to stay close to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Your donated vehicle will be sold at auction, with the proceeds going directly to the charity. For your donation, you will receive a tax deduction in the amount of sale at auction, or an automatic $499, whichever is higher.

By making a donation of a tractor, car, truck, boat, motorcycle or RV, you can help provide families a home-away-from-home at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House and keep them together during the hospitalization of a seriously ill child. To make a donation or learn more, call toll free at 855-CARS-HELP (227-7435) or visit

Open 365 days a year, the Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from-home for families with seriously ill children receiving treatment in the hospital.  The House offers comfortable bedrooms with private baths, continuing care suites for recovering transplant patients, fully equipped kitchens and dining areas, play rooms, laundry facilities, a meditation room, exercise room and informal gathering areas.