Kars For Kids Reviews
Kars For Kids is a non-profit organization found online at Kars4Kids.org which says their mission is to give children the opportunities and support they need to develop into productive members of their community.
How Does It Work?
In order to provide their youth members with the support and opportunities they need, including educational services, youth mentorship, community and family outreach, summer camps, extracurricular programs, holiday retreats, and more, the Kars 4 Kids organization created a revenue stream that is beneficial to both them and their donors.
According to their website, this organization did not want to solely rely on traditional fundraising and private donations to support their charity.
Instead, they wanted to find a way that their charity could provide a public service and benefit to their donors while still providing them with the money they need to run their organization.
To do this they focused their energy on car donation. Car owners who own a car they no longer need, or a car that no longer works perfectly, and have the ability to donate their car can do so in exchange for tax deductions and a voucher for a hotel stay during your next vacation.
In order to participate in their program, all you have to do is fill out an online form or call a representative to discuss donating your car.
Within 24 hours, you will receive a phone call from a driver at a local towing company who will arrange to pick up your car.
Based on the location and condition of your vehicle, your car will be sold at auction, sold for parts, or used by the charity to further its charitable programs.
Cos & Price Plans
The whole point of donating your car to Kars4Kids.org is that you will not have to pay fees to take a non-working car off your property or to do the work of selling it, when you can instead allow them to take ownership of it.
Within 2-4 weeks of donating your vehicle, you will receive your tax deductible receipt in the mail. This receipt is necessary to receive your deduction when filing your taxes.
You will also receive a voucher for a 3 day, 2 night hotel stay to a hotel in a location of your choice. The full list of available locations are listed online.
Since this company is a charity that is provided a free service to their donators, there really isn’t any need for a Refund Policy.
If people considering donation are concerned about needing to cancel their donation for any reason after they have arranged pick up, they will need to contact Kars 4 Kids as soon as possible to speak to a representative.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 877-527-7454 or by email at [email protected]
There are some very vocal people online who are extremely upset with this organization, because they feel that they solicit donations under the guise of a children’s charity without making it clear that they are a Jewish non-profit organization that largely finds program through its sister organization Oorah, which provides Jewish children and their families with opportunities to better reconnect with their heritage and their faith.
To be clear, Kars 4 Kids is very emphatic that they are a children’s charity, and that their proceeds go to support children and communities the way they have always said they would.
In addition, their website does mention that they as a charitable organization, they do have a Jewish background.
But the complaints people are making are not that this charity does not do what they say they will, but rather that they only provide selected details intended to make it seem as though their charity is helping many different types of children and communities, without making it clear that their services are actually strongly associated with the Jewish faith, and the kids and family in Jewish communities.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many other organizations that offer tax deductible donation opportunities for people, including the ability to donate their car.
If you are looking for alternatives to this company, you can look for programs specific to your state or to the cause you are hoping to support.
If you have any experience with Kars4Kids.org or their services, please leave your reviews below.
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Looking like a scam and not a good company
When I started my process of donating my car to this organization they made everything seem like a simple process... what has unfolded is anything but.
Initially told not having the title in hand was no problem and nothing else would be required, that was not accurate but not a big deal... happy to go get a paper notarized and keep it moving forward.
I submit the paperwork exactly as requested after having it notarized and they come back stating I sent them a blank document that had not been notarized... WHAT?!?!?
They then go on to state that if I do not handle this immediately they will be abandoning the car and any legal issues that arise will be my problem.
Something about this whole process has left me feeling like this is more of a scam than a service to actually help people.