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….

Kars4Kids Real Estate Team Heads to Atlantic City

Thousands of realtors converged on the Atlantic City Convention Center  this week for Triple Play, the premier annual realtors trade expo. Among the hundreds of booths exhibiting at the convention was one whose magenta colors, karaoke stand and innovative display made it stand out from the others: our very own Kars4Kids booth! A quick introduction…

The History of Cars Part Six: The Internal Combustion Engine

So, where were we? Oh, yes! We just learned about steam powered cars. So now we get to find out about the secret behind modern cars – the internal combustion engine! A steam engine is an external combustion engine. In the steam engine, as we have seen, there is a special furnace or burner which…

The Kars4Kids Epic Poem

As you recall, dear readers, we had an exciting contest this week. Who can come up with the best ideas for the blog? We said we’re opening the blog to you, our readers, and we’re going to keep our word! To be honest, when we read the responses we were very impressed! So many great…

Speechless

When Rebecca came down with laryngitis (probably from one of her Wild West vacations) she was a little annoyed. She was really used to talking. In her own words, she can “be quite a conversationalist.” But, since she works as a call-center rep here at Kars4Kids, she decided it was work as usual. As for her…

The History of Cars Part Five: Steam Powered Cars

So far in our series, we learned about different steam engines and their purposes. Now we are going to actually talk about the first cars – hooray! When we talk about cars being invented, many people might be surprised to learn that there is no one person who can claim credit for “inventing” the car….

The History of Cars Part Four: James Watt

Our exciting series on the history of cars continues! In our last chapter, we learned about the amazing Newcomen atmospheric engine. The Newcomen engine was very successful, and engines were installed all over England. These engines, however, were expensive to run and worked relatively slowly, at about 12 strokes a minute. Newcomen’s engines were therefore…

The History of Cars Part 2 – The First Engines

The next subject in our series is the engine. What is an engine? An engine is a device that can convert energy into motion. Engines have been around for a long time. One of the first writers to describe an engine was Hero of Alexandria, who lived in the first century C.E. He wrote about…

The History of Cars Part 1

Kars4Kids is excited to begin this new series about the history of cars. We are going to learn all about how the car came to invented, and about all of the different parts and how they were finally all put together to produce the modern automobile. To start, we are going to learn about the…

Meet the Kars4Kids Staff – Meet Nellie

Hi Nellie! Can you please describe what you do here at Kars4Kids? Hi! I work in customer service here in Kars4Kids. I answer calls from prospective donors. My job is to help them decide if giving to our charity is right for them. I tell them what our charity is about, and how it helps…

The Car that Came Without a Key

Recently, someone called to donate a car. He explained to Amy, the rep, that he has to donate the car without a key. Would that be OK? “Of course!” Amy answered. “But what happened to the key?” “Well,” the donor explained, “it’s a long story.” Amy assured the man that Kars4Kids always has time to…