Our car donation program was born of a single brainstorm we had back in 1994. Rather than rely on private donations and traditional fundraising methods to support our growing charity, we’d provide a public service that would send a steady stream of revenue directly to our charity programs. We also made the decision to process all car donations in house, allowing the full proceeds of each donation to go directly to our charity programs.
Since Kars4Kids was founded in 1995
Some of our proudest accomplishments
Our network of dedicated and talented volunteers is our best-kept secret. As with all else at Kars4Kids, we owe the success of our jingle to a small group of creative volunteers who composed the lyrics and set it to its catchy tune. We recorded the jingle in house, keeping production costs low.
Airing first on radio stations on the East Coast, the jingle took off, wildly exceeding our expectations. Today, our jingle airs on over 50 stations in 14 major US markets and is estimated to reach 50 million listeners daily. Some love it and others hate it, but one thing’s certain: no one ever forgets it!
We invest in children because they are our future. That may sound cliché but it’s undeniably true. Our mission is to give children the opportunities and support they need to develop into productive members of their communities. Mentorship is the heart of all of our programs. We surround our youth with a solid network of always-available mentors who become involved in all the major aspects of the children’s lives. Because family and community have such a significant impact on a child’s life and growth, we take a big-picture, inclusive approach to achieve our goal. Our programs include educational services, youth mentorship and development, community and family outreach and cultural events. With Kars4Kids' sponsored summer camps and extracurricular programs, holiday retreats and educational resources, we are there for our children throughout the year.