Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 4.88 stars   649 reviews 9,697

Issues: Human Services

Location: 407 Wekiva Springs Road #201 Longwood FL 32779 USA

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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EIN 59-3362703
1-800-242-7489
http://www.800charitycars.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined Free Charity Cars in 2013, in hopes of receiving a car. I am an unemployed single parent of two children and my youngest child has Special Needs. Having a car would mean so very much to my children and me. There are so many things that we cannot do for lack of a car. When I found FCC, I found so many others going through things like me, we all have our stories to tell and we share them on the cite, we hope that they are read by people who care and can help. I also found hope when I found FCC and now I am just trying to keep that hope alive. I go on FCC as much as I can and I try to vote daily. I have told everyone I know about FCC and I hope that they too spread the word about FCC. I only hope I get the call soon, it would be really nice, if I got a car while my children are still young and want to do things with their mommy :) For the person reading this, please help FCC grow and get bigger, FCC is a great charity to give to, many individuals are in need of a car, so read all about it and then tell all about it, some people will be very grateful. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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Rating: 5 stars  

due to being a low income family, major health issues that are chronic and the hits just keep on coming with no help in site. we decided to give charity cars a try. so far it has been a wonderful experience and we are praying we get the call soon.

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only 1 person has won in our state that we can find. we are in arkansas.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Christina O'Malley Christina O'Malley why can't his be my friday . I am in need of the miracle I broke my foot trying to get around and almost my knee cap showed you evidence of how bad my medical condition is. including my pacemaker/ defibrillator fed ID Cards. I have been on here for 2 years my clock is ticking down quickly . why are you tourchering me. WHY WHY WHY . i WOULD NOT DO THIS TO YOU OR YOUR BOARD WHY DON'T THEY READ THESE MESSAGES WHY DON'T YOU PASS THEM ON.3302096567.I asked this a s a miracle don't forget me . I have waited over 2 years now. I broke my foot trying to get around I need a car. pleasE. there is 8 thing of 15 I have to show to even be on a plain or by pass a security system. I don't think I have another 5 years to waite. THIS IS THE LINK ON MY PAGE FOR FACE BOOK. i F i PASS BEFORE Christina O'Malley Christina O'Malley why can't his be my friday . I am in need of the miracle I broke my foot trying to get around and almost my knee cap showed you evidence of how bad my medical condition is. including my pacemaker/ defibralater fed ID Cards. I have been on here for 5 years my clock is ticking down quickly . why are you tourchering me. WHY WHY WHY . i WOULD NOT DO THIS TO YOU OR YOUR BOARD WHY DON'T THEY READ THESE MESAGES WHY DON'T YOU PASS THEM ON.3302096567. NO i AM NOT A BOARD MEMEBER BUT i AM TOLD THAT THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO CONTACT THE BOARDS------------IT IS NOT FAIR i ALREADY WAITED 2 YEARS . i SENT A COPY OFF ALL CORRESPONDENTS TO oPRAH wINFREY PRODUCER AND ELLEN DEGENEROUS PRODUCER. thEY WANT ME TO LET THEM KNOW WHERE IT IS GOOING. wHEN i WAS HEALTHY WITH 2 TODDLERS i RAISED-ON MY OWN i DID NOT HAVE A CAR AND THINGS WHERE MILES AWAY. WE WALKED AND i LIVE IN OHIO NOW i NEED HELP AND YOU GIVE IT TO THE HEALTHY. A SICK PERSON WHO IS IN REAL NEED CAN'T HAVE IT.

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chicogo news knows about your story too then have a also the # to the feds will let the press know about your little 100 car give away thursday and my story and how your workers threatened me on face book. They want to know why you have not helped me since . Free charity cars is trying to say that i never posted or was a member. They also changed info on facebook. don't give them info on any of you social media . they go through it. I have a print out from free charity cars with my user name

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This site is a great chance to help someone get a car that really needs one if you have a car that you can donate you will be helping someone in need and also help your self on your taxes. Please help today. Thank You virginia Georgi

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1 person found this review helpful

Greetings. I feel so blessed to have found FCC. There are so many families like mine in need and FCC has stepped up. FCC encourages the community to spread the word and support each other, which is amazing. FCC reminds us that life is not just about us and encourages us to help each other. Feel free to check out our story at jewel31316.

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Rating: 3 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been a member of FCC for four years, still waiting for a call that would change my life immensely. My user name is atwitsend, feel free to read our stories as to what brought us to this site and meet the amazing and caring members that help each other through thick and thin.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

this site is so awesome. i know it works. i like it. i know someone that was helped. im hoping that they help many more that do not have a car like myself. i lost my car on march 8th and for nearly 2 months now i set at home every day. im on disability and cant walk to much. i just hope and pray that someone will help.

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3 people found this review helpful

This is an awesome charity that helps out many people in need, especially those who don't have a job or are disabled and need to get to their doctors appointments, grocery store, etc. and live too far away to walk or take public transportation.

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Life-changing

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2015

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2 people found this review helpful

Charity Cars has given me hope, when I couldn't find any. The staff are helpful and always a pleasure! This is a company with integrity. You will not find another charity like this one where they give so much of themselves for others.

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