Kids without supportive families are more likely to use alcohol and drugs.

because family matters.

Every child needs a warm, loving home with firm values & strong family traditions. Without this foundation, children face an uphill battle toward adulthood & a family life of their own. That's why we actively reach out to our children's families & provide them with experiences that impact, create bonds, & promotes values.
CRUNCH RELIEF: Financial Assistance
"Man doesn't live by bread alone," and yet, without adequate financial resources, it's difficult for people to think of much else. Helping to enrich a family's emotional and spiritual life starts with ensuring their financial stability.

Food, clothing and housewares donations: We receive and re-distribute good quality clothing and housewares, and also provide supplementary food to families who are struggling to make ends meet. Even those who might not qualify for government programs are often "just making it," and any additional expense throws their budget into crisis mode. By covering these household expenses, we help them close the gap.
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" Giving is contagious and your organization is an incredible role model..."
Natalie, mom of Arielle
Every family has its share of challenges. Illness, marital difficulties, children at risk, mental health issues, unemployment – these are the real-life dramas of family life. How a child emerges from these situations depends on the kind of support they receives. 

This is where our counselors and mentors make a difference. With wise guidance, hands-on assistance and a plethora of resources to call into play, they stick by each family and make sure that crisis does not turn into long-term disaster. Our family liaisons make regular visits to our families' homes in order to maintain a warm, friendly connection with parents and children alike. Their open ear picks up any difficulties that might be arising, and through our wide array of resources, they find solutions.

It's not what happens, but how one handles what happens that forms a person's character. With guidance and real, concerned involvement of our volunteers and staff, children can grow and families can become stronger as they traverse troubled waters.
" I pray to G-D, let me win the lottery, so I can give you guys back a little of what you gave us."
CHAI TIME: Cultural Activities & Community Outreach
Outreach by both professionals and mentors helps to connect our families with the programs and resources they need, and to ensure that they stay on track.

> Anyone interested in learning more about Jewish tradition or history has the option of free, one-on-one telephone classes with volunteer teachers. Families from across the country avail themselves of this highly popular program.

Holidays provide an ideal time for families to nourish both body and spirit.
> Close to 10,000 holiday packages, stocked with food and traditional holiday items are shipped nationwide during the holiday seasons.
> On major holidays, we invite our families to spend a few days together with us at a retreat, where they enjoy the full flavor of a traditional holiday surrounded by knowledgeable families, clergy and counselors.
> Our weekend retreats bring families together to enjoy a traditional day of rest.

" I've seen people from all walks of life all united, feeling so comfortable. I looked at everyone's faces & saw huge smiles..."
Rebecca, mom of Jonathon
We're not the only ones trying to make the world a safer, healthier place for today's youth. Our expert grant committee is always on the lookout for non-profits whose work furthers our mission of bringing educational opportunities to underprivileged children. When we find a charity that is having an impact, we know we've struck gold! Through our small grant initiative, we are able to partner in good work done around the world.

With our online application, any qualifying 501(c)(3) can apply for a grant from Kars4Kids. Our grant committee is dedicated to researching these charities so that we support the ones that do the best job of giving the gift of education to all children.
A Matter of Facts
If you’d line up all the holiday packages we shipped out they'd cover the length of Manhattan.
Our crisis hotline accepts emergency calls 24 hours a day.
500 people from 29 different cities attended our recent family retreat.