What is this thing?
Some kind of cross between a motorized wheelchair and a covered motorcycle?
Perhaps it’s a flatnosed golf cart?
Actually, it’s a police scooter.
Designed specifically to navigate traffic on busy city streets, vehicles such as this one may look odd but they have been instrumental in allowing emergency personnel to reach accident and crime scenes quickly and efficiently amidst the bustle of the big city.
This is the coolest donation we’ve received in a very long time. Check it out!
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 all had quite a scare.
Minor damage to the wall, a few wires, and some of our servers.
More pictures are available on the Kars For Kids Facebook page, where you can make us feel better by giving us a LIKE!
This beautiful 1976 Mercury Cougar just showed up in our lot.
According to Wikipedia the 76 model is the first generation of the Cougar produced by Mercury, a division of Ford.
This car is extremely recognizable for it’s trademark grille, in fact it was sometimes called the electric shaver grille.
Assembled in Dearborn, Michigan, a deliberate effort was made to give the car a more “European” flavor than the Mustang, at least to American buyers’ eyes.
Tonight we host the final first aid course for members of the staff of our camp, TheZone.
A few years ago we made it mandatory for all head staff in our camps to have basic first aid training as well as CPR training for a few select individuals.
This is not required by law, but we’ve always felt it necessary to go above and beyond when it comes to safety.
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With the announcement by Mayor Cory Booker that he will be running for Senate in New Jersey, we were reminded of a wonderful event we ran with the Mayor in the city that remains very close to his heart, Newark.
We reached out to the Mayor via Twitter, a social networking platform he is well known on. As one of the most active politicians on Twitter, he has been a trailblazer for the use of social networking to allow citizens easy access to city officials.
@corybooker Thinking of doing a coat giveaway again in Newark this year, can you suggest any good location we can do it from? Big crowds.
— Kars4Kids (@Kars4kids) December 13, 2011
In his humble way he was quick to respond and set us up with a location. He then was gracious enough to attend the event and stayed a while to distribute coats personally.
It was an amazing day all around! Check out these cool pics.
Amazing memories of a wonderful day!
The cars were donated as part of the new Kars for Kids program which aims to give young adults life skills to better prepare them for today’s workforce by giving donated cars to engineering and automotive technology programs at career and technical education schools across the United States.
“We are happy to kick off our Kars for Kids program with Nassau BOCES and contribute educational resources by providing their students with our cars,” said Kars4Kids COO Avi Gordon. “Career and technical learning programs are essential to advancing student education at trade schools and preparing them for real-world professions. A key mission of Kars4Kids is to educate our youth and we look forward to assisting more schools nationwide with cars for educational purposes.”
The cars are a 1998 Saab 900 and a 2005 Saturn ION.
One of our coolest donations ever is now safely in TheZone camp.
A real working fire truck has just been delivered to camp where it will be used for educational uses as well as entertainment.
What could possibly be more fun than a real working fire truck=k equipped with ladders, working sirens, and fun flashing lights? Nothing, that’s what.
Any good name ideas?