New Year’s 2016: Looking Forward, Looking Back

by Rina Gestetner Since fewer than 1 in 10 of us are expected to achieve our New Year’s resolution, I propose that we start a new trend instead: New Year’s introspection. Remembering why we’re doing what we’re doing, in the hope for rejuvenation and a fresh new year. A promise of thoughts and only that….

Re-purposing Old Cars for New Uses

Re-purposing old items for new uses is age old. In today’s world where new products are constantly being produced recycling and finding new uses for old items is both purposeful and interesting.

Kids Love Kars for Kids Jingle

The Kars for Kids jingle has its fair share of infamy. In this post we explore how the young generation of kids really enjoy the jingle.

17 Interesting Facts about Cars

Making the Everyday Use of Cars More Fun & Interesting There is so much talk about cars, driving, safety and many other topics revolving around our commutes, travels and day to day driving. What about some interesting and less known facts about cars and driving? Where does the term dashboard really come from? The original…

Some Thoughts About Donating a Car

A Customer Service Rep Shares Some Experiences So many people that call me up at Kars4Kids to donate their vehicles aren’t just going through the motions of getting rid of and donating their cars. For many what goes through their minds is the good deed, tax deduction or vacation voucher. But for others and there…

Rude Awakening For A Repeat DUI Offender

The Blaze reported yesterday on a brilliant and elaborate prank with a very good purpose. Tom Mabe, a popular comedian and YouTube prankster pulled off the trick to try and scare a friend of his out of drinking and driving. Tom has a friend who has been arrested five times for drinking and driving, so…

National Cat Day

Today is National Cat Day believe it or not. We tried very hard to resist our cat posting impulses, but to no avail. Especially because you simply need to see this hilarious photo of our cat in our parking lot in our recently donated fire truck (more about that). What are you doing?! What does…

Hurricane Sandy Damaged Cars

With the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy almost upon us, we’ve been digging through the mountains of cars we were sad to receive. We have been looking for any data that could shed light on who and where were the hardest hit locations. We were also looking for any useful information that could help…

Lightning Strikes The Kars For Kids Headquarters

Scary moment this morning in our office as a monster storm rolled in. Watching the lightning out of the windows, we were fascinated by the power of the storm. One enterprising employee set up a camera to film the lightning. He never expected to catch lightning striking our building. Everyone is safe thankfully, but we…

Kars for kids towers find lots of interesting things in cars

At Kars for kids, we have wonderful towers that pick up Kars for us all over the country. One of them shared an interesting story with us recently. In operation since 1974, All Auto of San Francisco picks up cars within San Francisco and San Mateo counties. All Auto operates two tow trucks full time,…

How do you spell Kars4Kids?

People always want to know; “How do you spell Kars4Kids?” Is it Kars with a “K” with the word “for”? Or maybe Kars with a “K” and the number 4. Or maybe cars with a “C” and the number 4. Or cars with a “C” with the word “for”. Or any of those with or…

Pizza For All

Our extracurricular program¬†known affectionately as “ChillZone”, is quickly becoming one of our most popular and fastest growing programs. In fact, last week we opened our 28th location in Bensalem¬†Pennsylvania! Which brings us to an amazing story about pizza, mentoring and an incredible volunteer. You see, all ChillZone locations have their own style, flair and feel….