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Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: Kars4kids funds educational, developmental, and recreational programs for Jewish youth and their families. Our goal is to foster a generation of well-balanced, productive adults. Our means to accomplish this goal is to provide children and their families with a strong network of personal guidance and educational resources, individualized to their needs. Our wide array of services is designed to maximize each facet of a child's development - academic, social and cultural.

Programs: Kars4kids overall areas of activity consist of educational programming, school placement, tuition assistance, mentorship programs, cultural activities, weekend retreats, religious instruction, summer camps, recreation and guidance counseling.

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I've donated to Kars4Kids a few times already, and the experience has been wonderful! They sent the receipt quickly, and their staff was courteous and professional. Best of all was knowing how they really help children, and being a part of such a great mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at several events and was extremely impressed by the blend of professionalism and warmth of the organization. I found it very heartwarming to watch the interaction between the mentors and kids and how the mentor would encourage the reluctant teens to join the activities and succeeded.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at on of their coat giveaways in Newark. It was so nice to see the happy faces og children receiving backpacks, school supplies and of course a balloon!

Donor

Rating: 4

I've been donating to this charity for a few years without really knowing what they did. Just this past summer, I met some families impacted by their programs and my mind is blown! I am awed by their comprehensive family programs, and the personal touch in all that they do. I wish I would have known all these years! Keep up the great work, and you should continue being successful.

Paul110

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work and efforts of this charity and the people involved go above and beyond the scope people realize or see! The work effects everyone like a chain reaction of good for everyone. Anyone who has seen or been involved with this charity becomes a better person for it, while the scope of the variety of things they are able to accomplish are incredible and continue to grow. It gives me great pleasure to help them whenever I can and I love to hear about all the good things they are doing &/or trying to do!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

my son has been mentoring a boy(now a young adult) with this program for the past 7 years. seeing the impact my son has been having on this boy has made me really proud and i'm thankful for kars4kids for giving him that opportunity. As an Accountant with many years of audit experience , i find their organizational model and program expertise quite impressive.
Highly Recommended

Client Served

Rating: 5

These guys are truly amazing. I seen first hand how they have taken kids and changed their life for the better .

Anyone who has an extra car should donate to them .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Saw this charity's work firsthand on the streets of Newark, NJ and was very impressed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered at Oorah/ JOY for our Youth for almost 10 years now. They are a great professionally run organization. They're work is important and rewarding! Their dedication to their 'clients'/familes is one that remains for as long as neccesary to ensure the best possible outcome. The results speak for itself and I am proud to be a part of their vital work

Abe B.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've donated to this organization and I've seen their work up close, dealing with children who they've helped and their families.

The dedication of the staff is incredible, and their commitment to enable children to "be all that they can be" is not just lip service -- it's brought to life by the JOY/Kars4Kids team.

Cars headed for trash have been used to turn around lives that would have otherwise been headed for the dustheap.

Kudos!