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Kars4Kids Inc

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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

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was privileged to visit Kars4Kid's summer camp with my family. The staff was so helpful and friendly. I didn't know where anything was, but had no trouble finding anything as there was always someone to ask. My family and I were amazed at the concern the staff showed to everyone they passed.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having seen both the front and back end of the organization there is nothing as rewarding when you see the results of all the hard work that goes into it. Watching a smile break out on a child's face while enjoying a sporting activity at a summer camp or an underprivileged child gain confidence with positive reinforcement from a caring mentor, makes it all worth it. Kars4kids charity makes a solid impact on the kids, these guys deserve a pat on the back.
Yisachar B. Broyde

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've seen the great work they do with kids from various backgrounds.
They invest a lot of effort into bringing out the best in each child

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of spending a weekend at their summer camp and saw first-hand the great work of the organization. Besides for being such a beautiful campus, the activities were truly catered to the children's overall well-being. The counselors and staff were all so devoted. It's amazing to see such a unique organization truly dedicated towards it's mission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Neighborhood Association, Camp Curtain Community Neighbors United of Harrisburg PA, received 300 backpacks from Kars4Kids.org and their organization was wonderfull to work with. Wendy at Kars4Kids made everything a breeze!!! They provided and paid to ship the backpacks to us, it took only one day to get the shipment, the children in Uptown Neighborhood of Harrisburg were so excited to have brand new backpacks! We are so happy to have an organization that helped our corner of the world, making life better for struggling children and neighborhoods. We look forward to working with them again!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

We have a great relationship with this organization. They have been very supportive of our mission and goals and have provided us great exposure. The members have been very responsive in any and all collaborations. We look forward to our continued partnership.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with K4K for 12 years and am in awe of the organization! The volunteers are so selfless and give hours of their time to help others. I have personally seen hundreds of children and their families benifit from the summer camps, year round mentorship, and school supply giveaways. Many of the children are now married and leading successful lives thanks to the support they received from their K4K mentors. An amazing and worthy organization!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to events a few times and I am always amazed at the great work this charity is doing. The children are benefiting so much from being involved in these programs! Keep up the amazing work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this incredible nonprofit organization has been behind MANY kids from beginning to end and help them with ALL their needs we are one big happy family:):) Thanks to this AMAZING organization because i wouldn't have been were i am today without them!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a mentor for Kars4kids children, I see first hand all the amazing work they do.
One girl I know lives in the city and was a young teenager when her mother passed away. She had to take on the role of what her mother did in the house. She was very busy cleaning and cooking while at the same time keeping up her grades and doing well in school. Kars4kids sponsored her summer in camp where she met me and was able to have a good time and enjoy her summer like a regular teenager. Even now, as she is married and running a house of her own as an adult, she tells me how she misses camp and how her experiences with kars4kids changed her life!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered running a Saturday night program that is funded by Kars4Kids, it's an amazing program to keep these kids off the streets, playing sports and meeting of with mentors, It's truly amazing to see these children grow up graduating high schools and moving on to collage.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Kars4Kids made it so simple and easy...! Detailed communication throughout the process, wasn't left with any unanswered questions, everything happened right on schedule, provided all documentation for tax deduction, was quick and *no stress*. And knowing the donation goes fully to help children and their education, this is a complete win-win for all. Highly recommended, would absolutely call upon them again in the future. PS - and a catchy jingle!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the director of an independent council of Girls on the Run, and we were fortunate to receive one of the Program Partnership Grants from Kars4Kids. This organization is wonderful to work with! After filling out the short grant application online, I was contacted with some follow-up questions and then notified that we had been chosen for the grant. Kars4Kids is an amazing organization that works to benefit kids through their own direct programs but also partners with other small non-profit organizations to ensure that even MORE children are receiving quality opportunities for education and growth!

Donor

Rating: 5

I filled out the Kars 4 Kids form online and within minutes received a follow up email. They quickly scheduled a pick up time that was convenient for me, and the driver was on time and courteous. I received an email receipt the next day and I'm good to go knowing that my my old minivan is now helping kids! Awesome

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Whether you are looking to make a donation or sign your child up to one of their many programs, Kars4Kids is a charity you can trust. Their volunteers are incredibly warm and handle each child with great care. I cannot say enough great things about this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at a Kars4Kids-sponsored summer camp several years ago and in the years since have been privy to much of the incredible work this organization makes possible. Truly changing countless lives with real dedication.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Got to see first hand their work as i bumped into a group of college kids over the weekend that were in our neighborhood for a reunion with their mentors through kars4kids. What an impressive bunch they were, keep up the good work

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They really care about the families they work with, and help them reach their fullest potential. I am always impressed how volunteers will go the extra mile.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Kars4Kids' support helped us get disadvantaged youth outside in the Pacific Northwest, kids who may not otherwise have had a chance to hike, camp, or snowshoe in the wilderness. They were easy to work with, very friendly and encouraging!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! Completely devoted to ensuring that children in this program are given the best chance to succeed!