Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   641 reviews

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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I my name is Ana. I join Charity Cars this year. I'm so glad I heard about Charity Cars. It gave me the opportunity to share my story as well as reading others. I'm very happy with the site and wish there were more places like this that help needy family's. I'm praying to get a car soon!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello, my name is Tiffany Fleming. I have been apart of freecharity cars since April of this year. I first found out about this organization at my church. Ever since I have been apart of this community, I have discovered a lot of wonderful things about FCC. It is amazing how they can come up with an organization that not only helps people that are less fortunet. But it also provides a way were people are aloud to express themselves, and their issues. Thank god for fcc.

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

change nothing.

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 gave me the opportunity to tell my story to many. They have allowed many people who have never had a chance at car ownership the opportunity to not only get a car, but a FREE car. It seems too good to be true, but it's true!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm 28 I'll be 29 this Oct. 22 I have raised my little sister & brother since I was 13years old due to my mom battles of life I have put my life on hold for years due to taking care of my siblings also when my sister had her baby I played a part of helping her as well I have sever asthma that I been battling from a child & other health issues that I battle with as well that I get hospitalized for a lot I feel it's never to late to go after your dreams so I am going to college to be a counsellor & been studying Christian counselling for sometime now I love to help people & want to help those who face similar issues as I have going up I tried to save for a car many times but life issues always hindered that a car will be of great help to me for many of reasons so I hope & pray you vote for me as I will do for others thanks for taking the time to read this God bless

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

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Rating: 5 stars  

Charity cars will be our only hope of every owing another vehicle. The community is amazing and I am so thankful that this organization exists.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The problem for most low income families is that even if you find a beater to drive, the cost of repairs and the safety issues of driving such a vehicle alone is added hardship when you have family to care for. There could not be a more worthy charity than one that keeps the ability to function alive in struggling homes. Free Charity Cars has a simple and friendly format that rewards participation and unselfish behavior.

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

Importing contacts to the invitation list and making voting even less time consuming could increase exposure and profitability.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

During a time of great economic hardship, people are struggling to make ends meet. Being able to afford gas is hard enough. Being able to afford a vehicle is even harder. I have read the stories of some of the people whom they have helped. I look forward to spreading the word and helping this charity to help more people in the future. An organization who does as much good as this one does, is definitely a 5 star in my book!

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

I have yet to see anything that I would want to change.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have seen and or heard such great things about this company !! so help me get the word out for those like myself that are very MUCH NEED OF A CAR THANKS FOR VOTING AND A HAVE A VERY GREAT DAY

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

PUT SOME ADS IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS , PUT OUT SOME FLIERS , PUT UP POSTERS

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is great in helping very deserving people get transportation, that otherwise they couldn't get on their own, due to illness and living on a fixed income where theirs hardly anything known as "extra money", people, that due to the economy that lost virtually everything including their car and now have no way to look for a job unless they live near a bus route. Years ago, my car was illegally repo'd, but I had a bike I rode to my day job, then rode it to my night job. Finally one of the guys I worked with GAVE me a car(which about a year later fell apart), but it was his effort to help that meant the world to me. It's the same thing FCC is doing...making an effort to help those that are truly in need. Even if I wasn't involved with them, I'd still have to give them 5 stars for their humanity and willingness to help, which is more than some charities do. So, I'll end with saying that I'm happy and proud to be a member volunteer with FCC, and have found support and friends that go far beyond just filling out a form and waiting endlessly. A GREAT charity to give to, and support, or to join if you're truly in need!

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?

Some

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  

Hello my name is Jennifer Clarke I am a recipient of fcc, I have so much that I can say about this charity but I don't think that there is enough space here to say it all in 2011 I received a car a 2003 Rodeo from fcc, and wow has it changed my life it gave me my self worth back and they help believe in the impossible. They have taken I can't out of my life. I tell anyone that wants to step out of faith to accomplish any thing in life to just do. You'll be amazed about the blesings that is in store for you. Free Charity Cars has taught me that anything that you truly believe in and pray for will come to pass, just hold on to your faith. I would like to thank fcc. they gave me my independence back.

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

I would have cars just raining down on them

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

My Name is Jennifer Clarke, Free Charity Car has helped me make so many changes in my life, I was in a car accident in 2008 which rendered my disabled after that accident I lost everything that I had work so hard for, one of my biggest lose was my car leaving me so, depended on my family and love one. I was unable to walk far with out being in so much pain. But, January 2012 I received a call from fcc letting me know that someone has donated a car for me, I was blessed with a 2003 Rodeo. And since that has happen I move back out of my mother home into my own place, I work part time, I am taking some classes going to the gym and regaining my strength back everyday. Fcc, made me start believing in the impossible. And I will all in some way be apart of this charity.

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?

2012

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