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Nonprofit Overview

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.

Community Stories

700 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I came to work and pay college money.. And study USA colleges. I have worked 4 months and almost all money gave to my debt.. All my friends have car and they working delivery man.. Study and work, pay college money dificult.. So i want work delivery man it a little easy and i will have a lot free times..and i want study these times.. About 3,4 years i have been wishing to have own car.. Any car.. God will help me Inshaallah thank you

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Im a single dad raising 3 kids that I have full custody of im having a hard time finding work because I cant get a car

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm so glad their are organizations willing to help single moms as well as others in need as well. It gives hope and faith that good things can and do happy from people who truly care and enjoy making dreams come true everyday

8 Sandra101

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Free Charity Cars is a nonprofit organization that truly cares about the people who come to them for assistance. The FCC staff works hard to maintain the site and to procure vehicles which can be given to their members who are in need. The service is totally free and non-discriminating. Of course recipients situation is verified before they receive a vehicle. This is part of the many tasks undertaken by the FCC staff. Along with helping persons who are less fortunate to obtain much needed transportation it helps the persons the opportunity to find some comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their plight. It provides the applicants with the opportunity to share their situation with the many others of like situations. The site provides the opportunity to interact with others if they want to give and to receive moral support. There is a feeling of purpose by helping others. It is therapeutic and many friendships are formed. FCC is truly a needed organization. Thanks to all

10 jem5456

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Free Charity Cars is a nonprofit like no others. Those who do not have financial resources to buy transportation for various reasons have hope that with a little time and effort every day, their lives can change. No tricks, no purchase required. It also serves as a reminder to all of us that have need that there are many others out there in the same boat, some who make our problems seem less devastating. They rely on the applicants themselves to promote the charity, a very novel and smart business approach. Very well done, FCC!! Jem5456. #ofcc

7 Suzy E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Free Charity Ceers is a Professional organization that helps people to become independent and builds their self esteem. The FCC has enlightened. So many people. The staff doesn't get enough credit for everthing that they do.

Susan Eader (Bamablue)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Charity Cars, Inc. is the best non-profit Organization EVER. 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.
Their mission is “To engage in activities that will uplift humanity”. Struggling families nationwide apply for a free charity car at the organization’s car distribution website www.FreeCharityCars.org. The website was designed to make the process of choosing who receives a free vehicle as fair as possible by providing a forum where individuals can engage the public and pro-actively pursue their dream of car-ownership. FCC members invest “sweat equity” by voting for others and promoting the charity. The website also provides the charity with the ability to quickly identify qualified recipients in communities nationwide and to match each donated vehicle with each prospective applicant’s specific need. Surprisingly, the unique website has organically morphed into an ever expanding, caring online community offering compassion and hope to struggling Americans.
I feel that I am a very Lucky person to be a member of Charity Cars.
Susan Eader
Bamablue

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6 Cassandra14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Cassandra, I'm a single mother of five girls 8,7,6,3.and 1 they are my life, This organization is helpful to all types of family and people in need especially a single mother like me I'm trying to find work and not having a car is harder to find a job plus my three older girls are in school this program gives me hope.

11 Katie133

Client Served

Rating: 5

I signed up two days ago because I need a car, I'm disabled, a domestic violence survivor, and under the poverty level. But what I didn't expect to find was something incredible.....I should've known, since I have FAITH in God, but the feeling of GIVING away my votes, 200 at a time to someone whose struggle is worse than mine was so very fulfilling. I actually can't wait to "empty" out my votes each day. I look for others to lift up and share God's love with.
This site is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!!!!!

Katie

3 Lynn100

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The fact that this site gives people hope as well as those that have been car recipients get back on track is phenomenal. I vote daily as I feel part of a community that truly understand the hardships from illnesses to unfortunate circumstances.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

First of all I thought oh how cool maybe if I sign up for this i'll be able to help myself and my family get a vehicle. But I found more than that I have found others that know my struggles and people that are going through the same struggles and I've found generous people who don't even know me who want to help that's very refreshing in today's world!!!! God has Blessed me once again with this site and with the people who put so much effort into helping those of us who are truly having one of those times in our lives , when you think noone is there for you, but find is not only God there for you but so are a lot of other people who care!. SO GREAT!!