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Causes: Human Services, Transportation Assistance

Mission: Established in 1996, The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, www.800CharityCars.org (DBA: Free Charity Cars), is a 501(C) (3) non-profit charity with its stated mission “To engage in activities that will uplift humanity”. The organization’s main focus is to provide free donated vehicles to struggling families to assist them in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency.

Results: Considered the pioneers of the free car-ownership concept, the Original1-800-Charity Cars operates the largest free non-profit car-donation / distribution program in the nation and has awarded over 4500 free vehicles nationwide. The award-winning program has received an avalanche of local and national publicity being featured on shows such as Oprah, Montel, Good Morning America, Two Guys Garage, and CBS Morning News. Articles about this one-of-a-kind organization have appeared in the Non-Profit Times, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, People Magazine and a host of other publications across America. Among its many awards, the organization is honored to be a past winner of the prestigious Walt Disney World Outstanding Community Service Award.

Target demographics: Our clients include: Victims of domestic violence , Medically needy, Victims of natural disasters, Families transitioning from public assistance to work, Families living in transitional living shelters, The working poor, Non-profits, & Military Families

Direct beneficiaries per year: From 9/11 thru 9/13 we provided 485 struggling families with the gift of a vehicle. We also gave a 32 foot Motorhome on Extreme Makeover Home Edition in 2012 to Help Tornado Victims in Joplin, Missouri

Geographic areas served: We service the entire United States Of America.

Programs: The Original 1-800-Charity Cars portfolio of charitable projects includes: www.800CharityCars.org - Vehicle donation website www.FreeCharityCars.org – Free car distribution / social networking website www.1-877-Charity.org – America’s only free car-donation processing service for other charities. 100% of the direct net sales proceeds from each donated vehicle are conveyed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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703 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, I'm new at this... but giving everything I can to figure this out.

Im a new mother; I have a 3 week old daughter and I just turned 18, of October 2016.
I was in job corps for 8 months working on my GED and my trade. Sadly, I only left with my trade completed and 2 out of 4 of the classes for my GED.

I live in a very small town and am raising my daughter on my own. No car, and no job till she hits 6 weeks. In order to get my GED, I'm in classes 2 days a week. My classes though, of course, aren't in my town... so I have to travel an hour to another town to take them using my grandmothers car. Her struggling with money for gas for work bothers me when it comes to me having to use her gas too. She gets paid once a month so we are right on money.. I'm on WIC so that helps with my daughter's needs.

It would be really helpful if I had my own vehicle so I could get to my classes, look for a decent job to go with my trade experience, and to look for a good daycare for my daughter during those hours..
Please pray and help my daughter and I with this , it would be great!

Eva_17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have been a member of this organization since april of 2016. I learned about this organization during a time when i had just lost my car. Since then i have had the experience of witnessing many members receive a donated car. i believe in this charity and have great respect for the work they are doing. free-charity cars was established in 1966 and since this time have awarded over 4500 donated cars to families in need. Your help is needed to help spread the word and promote our organization to the public. Charity Cars makes it easy to donate your old unwanted car and also offer the possibility of a "fair market" tax deduction to those who do. We will also pick-up the vehicle for free. please visit our website at www.freecharitycars.com or call 1-800-charity cars for more information. (avedleifbirch)

1 Magnifica55

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This incredibly, awesome Non-Profit Charity Cars can't describe with words!
I have been a member since 2011. My member name is Magnifica55.
I have received so much encouragement and inspiration from other members here to endure my current situation. We have so much in common and can relate to one another. Everything in life is a little easier when you hear and see the compassion of others for each other. I have been waiting for a long time for a vehicle but I have hope of getting one with this wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was skeptical was I first heard about The Free Charity Cars.
I have so enlightened since joining.
I have voted for and have seen that people really do get vehicles.
It is really hard to get a job, get to appointments and basic necessity without a car.
FCC truly knows this and donate can change the despair we have when cars are given.
Thank you for making this a valid possibility!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I believe this charity is amazing from reading the testimonials its is apparent this community outreach is unique to how it does more than help people, it goes beyond that to actually changed lives! A second chance to achieve independence through donations lives are empowered to succeed.

2 April84

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Finally some ine who cares about others! You dont see much of this anywhere. Thier are families out there who really need this help like me. And its just amazing and a blessing that they are actually helping them! Please vote for me. Im a single mom due to my husband beating me up ow im left with a job with no car because we shared one and i cant psy rent and lights and buy food for mh child with out getting to work! So hopefully i am blessed enough to win one! For everyone else write a great honest review! They totaly deserve it!

Theresa75

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Charity cars is doing a wonderful thing to help people in need EARN a car....by voting for others on their website. People vote for others everyday and in return, you vote for them. It's a great way to be involved and help others in a small way to get them recognized to be the recipient of a donor vehicle. And by promoting the charity to get more people to donate their vehicles to help as well. It's a truly wonderful thing they are doing! I've been on the site since 10/11/16. My user name is Twiggy. In the short time I've been on there I've came across some remarkable people. It's just an amazing charity work that gets all applicants, donars, and recipients involved to make it what it is!

1 Stella C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Free Charity Cars is awesome, they have changed so many people's lives, gave them their independence back. They are not looking for profit only helping humanity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The giving from Free Charity never quits, they are always out there to help low income families, ones who have no where else to turn, ones that no one will help. They not only get help but their lives are changed from one phone call. That was all it took for me. I love them.

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3 Ron_22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a voting member on Free Charity Cars for six years + and have seen many a friend I have made from the site be awarded a car at absolutely no cost. I was lucky to be given an old car from two friends, but when I am able, will still vote and transfer votes to others on FCC. The work done by Brian Menzies and his staff is awesome. I only wish the residents in Tennesseevwoukd donate their used vehicles to such a worthy charity.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a proud voting member on Free Charity Cars (freecharitycars.org) for 2 3/4 years now. I love it when a friend on the site gets the call and receives their car. Brian Menzies and his staff are the best. How many charities can say they have won the prestigious Walt Disney World Charity Award for their efforts. I hope to one day be lucky enough to get the call and be told I am being awarded a vehicle.

3 Lydia D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very grateful to Charity Cars because not only did I receive a much needed car but I have made many new friends.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on Charity Cars for a little over a year. I have seen many lives become better by receiving a free car. I personally have made a lot of good friends here. I have received hope in my hopeless situation. Even after I get a car I will remain with Charity Cars.

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2 Shateika K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have faith that they'll too be able to help me with transportation, aside from that my experiwnce has be great. I see all the wonderful things being done and happening to volunteers like myself. This charity gives my hope, and helps me to be strong and helps me to continue to strive.