A Donation From One Great Nonprofit to Another

      How often is one nonprofit able to help another nonprofit organization? Don Thompson, director of operations at Commissionaires Hamilton, a not for profit security company based in Ontario, Canada, was looking to say farewell to Betsy, the last member of a fleet of vehicles that had served the organization faithfully for nearly […]

Enter the Kars4Kids Bike Giveaway and Hit the Road to Physical Fitness

School-aged children may be pulling A’s and B’s on their academic report cards, but, according to 2018 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, developed by the National Physical Activity Plan,  most U.S. kids are getting C’s and D’s when it comes to physical activity and fitness. According to the group’s 2018 […]

Kars4Kids Donor Works to End Human Trafficking

Human trafficking has gone on for hundreds of years and only becomes more reprehensible in the 21 century.  For 12 years, Long Beach, Calif,-based Forgotten Children has tried to staunch the flow, going into city streets to bring women into its drop-in center, where they can find shelter, GED training and a path to a […]

Dial Down the Noise to Improve Children’s Ability to Learn

Noise. It’s everywhere. The roar of traffic pours down the street. Cellphones ping announcing the arrival of texts. Music wafts out of unseen speakers in stores and elevators. Televisions blare in doctors’ offices and medical buildings.   Here at Kars4Kids,  the tap-tap-tap of keyboards continues throughout the day. Unless you are standing on a hill out […]

Thank Your Mentor Day

It has been an exciting month, but with Thank Your Mentor Day,  National Mentoring Month comes to a close.  Throughout the month, we have seen many examples of mentors transmitting their passion for mentoring to their mentees. Mentoring is like a chain – one link forges to another and creates a strong bond that connects mentors […]

At Kars4Kids, Real People are Working Behind the Scenes to Help Donors

When you call Kars4Kids to donate your car, the agent who answers the phone is a real person, not a robot or an employee of some third-party vendor. Our agents care about our donors and enjoy chatting with them about their lives and the reasons they are donating their cars.  Sometimes they even have the […]

Finding a Mentor: Do’s and Don’t’s

  It’s mid-way through National Mentoring Month and, by now, you are surely convinced that finding a mentor will help you become a better person and a more successful student or professional.  So how do you find that special person to mentor you? Kars4Kids has saved you a lot of time by putting together a […]

A Look at Famous Mentors and their Mentees

Every week, Kars4Kids supports adults and teens who mentor other adults, teens or younger children.  Our sister organization, Oorah, also provides many opportunities for young adults to act as role models and mentor teens. The beauty of mentoring is everyone benefits. The mentor gains a spiritual and emotional benefit by watching a mentee blossom and […]

The Humbling Experience of Mentoring

To celebrate  I Am a Mentor Day, we’re going to meet Yaakov and Asher, who may not look like typical mentors. They don’t have gray beards. They do not wear $5,000 suits. They are not CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. What they do have is a passion for helping younger boys on the cusp of adulthood. “We […]

Kars4Kids Spreads the Warmth By Giving Coats to Kids

More than 400 years ago, Shakespeare observed, “clothes make the man.”  Today, we might say, “dress for success.” However you say it, most of us sense that wearing a sharp suit to a job interview boosts our confidence and increases our chances of getting that job. The impact of clothing on children is similar. Studies […]