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Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   665 reviews 10,680

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services

Address:

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

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Reviews for Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

So, so happy I found an organization that truly helps people get back on the saddle so-to-speak!
Like many other members of Free Charity Cars I am disabled.
Not having the ability to drive can more debilitating then our physical disabilities!
Please help us get vehicles by supporting this fantastic charity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes, I would make sure someone gets a car every few weeks! I would Ban the car advertisements on the site as that may contribute to much anxiety for the voters. I would notify the loyal supporters and voters every few months via email, postcard or site message about their status!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Charity Cars offers hope, camaraderie and the feeling you are doing something positive towards changing a bad situation. After a few days you start to want EVERYONE to get a car. Thanks CC for making hard lives easier.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

This organization works with family in all types of ways. 1. To get cars to people/families that are low-income, disabled, or honestly working trying to make a living. 2. Helps people to stay focuses, positive and hopeful. 3. helps people to connect to others that are going through similar situations. Since I have joined and applied I have been graced by beautiful people. I have been able to talk to others who really understand my situations and needs. We are able to encourage each other and spread the word in hope that we all can receive a vehicle soon.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I love this organization. As a single mother I am in desperate need of a working car. This organization is helping me get back on my feet again after my ex stopped paying child support and caused me to lose our car. I'm grateful for an organization that steps up to help single moms who are trying to be the best moms they can be alone.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

So many desperate people need that little extra to help them get ahead in life. Charity Cars is an organization that has helped many people just do that by receiving donated cars and giving them to people in need of transportation to get to Doctors or just to get to the Grocery Store.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i became disabled in 1999 from work hurt my wrist and i still have some problems with it till this day i am a domestic violence survivor since 2001 my boyfriend is also disabled and my 72 year old mom lives with us she has arthritis bad and can't walk to good i make sure she is taking care of.when i got the call in dec 2014 that i got a car it was a great blessing for me and y family i am so greatful to freecharitycars for the car i can' thank them enough for the blessing they gave me they have changed my life i am so thankful for the car they are great people and they help people who needs help now all me and my family needs is a better place to live in my state where we live now is to small and needs repairs that the landlord won't do there is mold in the basement and outside steps are bad in the bathroom since jan 2015 there is a soft spot in the floor but he says the stuff that is on the boards has seprated the sink water in the bathroom smells like sewage the water filter doesn't work and he says he is not going to replace it the water is not safe to drink we ave been looking for a place but the prices are crazy and we can't afford it

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been an independent paraplegic since I was 15 years old. When my long-term disability through work was cut I had to give my car back to the bank. I just signed up for Free Charity Cars, and I pray to be a recipient so I can get to doctors I need to regain my health and independence. The community of FCC is wonderful! We all get to vote for each other, and some of the members who have received a car stay on to help others. I thank not only FCC for giving us the hope we need, but also those generous people who donate cars to FCC. Everyone has a story, and we all get to support one another. It's nice that there is an organization like this for those of us who are not veterans, although there are veterans on the FCC site. I was injured too young to be a veteran, and there are not many organizations for non-veterans. I truly thank FCC for giving me the hope that I will be able to live-the hope I need to keep pushing forward.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I wish I knew about this fabulous charity site, but I had to find out the hard way. I have never ever been without a car since I was 17 and just a few days ago, HMFC came and got their car. I got behind just a few months, and was behind before but managed to get back on track, but someone at HMFC did not have a heart or want to work with me. So now for the first time in my life I am finding out what it is like to not have transportation, especially to the many doctor appointments that I have every month. I just registered yesterday but the outflow of caring people voting for me is overwhelming. I am a stranger to these wonderful people and there is a blog so we can exchange "Thank You's". I love this website, this charity and I recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in need like me. I was embarrassed but God doesn't give us what we can't handle I do believe that He coached me into the internet to search for help and I found FCC. All I had to do is some filling out information and the votes starting coming in. Have faith that things will work out, there are caring people in this world and they are on FCC.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My Jeep was stolen on Dec. 21, 2013 and there are no leads and I am on a limited income SSDA and can't afford to save for another vehicle and my sister and her grand babie's depend on me she has two granddaughters one just.turned three years old and she got guardingship on the three year old and DCF has custody of the almost two year old sister but she is placed with her sister at grandma's and my sister has been placed with her grandmother as grandparent, fosterparent and their using no transportation to get to doctor appointments and to pay rent and bills using no transportation against us and she we have had these two babie's since they were born and gave them love and caring and other things they needed we are just trying to keep Gods children together if you ,help we would appreciate that very much and if not that's OK just let us know one way or the other God Bless you all may the angles always watch over your families God Bless all my sisters and brothers in Christ we love you all

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

FreeCharityCars is a remarkable non-profit. It gives families HOPE and it starts with a car. In turn, that hope is paid forward by members that have received a car through this nonprofit by helping other members get a chance to receive a car. With a car, families can search for jobs in these rough economic times, it gives freedom where some thought they were shut-ins, for some it gives us the convenience of attending our doctors appointments and shopping for groceries. In the act of kindness, FCC has given more than just car but has given hope, self-worth, dignity, freedom, a future to struggling families in US. This gesture in itself is priceless.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The one struggle that every one shares is not having a vehicle to take care of themselves or their dependents with everyday life necessities. FreeCharityCars gives that chance for a better life with each donated vehicle. I have been on the site since 2012 and am very appreciative of all the support that members give each other as well as individuals that vote to help those in need of a car.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase staff or volunteers

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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