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Review for Kars4Kids Inc, Lakewood, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It is nothing short of extraordinary to have a 124-year history of individuals and community partners supporting the work of Camp Courant. Ari Finkelstein, a digital marketer and member of the Kars4Kids marketing team, figured out how to run a search in old newspapers and decided to look up his grandfather. That’s when the most amazing thing happened: Ari discovered that his grandfather, Sidney Finkelstein, along with 8 other children, had donated $2.26, the proceeds of a lemonade stand and a movie showing, to Camp Courant in the summer of 1932, the year they all attended the Camp. What makes this even more incredible is that Kars4Kids just awarded a grant to us last month!

The coincidence was a startling, but a wonderful surprise, considering the timing of this discovery. Ari, in telling the Kars4Kids team about his grandfather’s early crowdfunding effort, commented, “seems like we just continued his great work from 85 years ago!”

Thank you, Ari and Kars4Kids on discovering this heartwarming treasure from Camp Courant’s remarkable past!

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