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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I found this charity by accident I need a car but don't make enough money to qualify for one. I was and am DESPERATE they give us hope that we will be blessed with a vehicle. I feel like I am part of a family. We support each other. We bring each other up when we get down and when someone gets a vehicle we are truly happy for them. But we need more donated vehicles. And they aren't going to stop till every one gets one. Thank you blpatti1

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

Try to get more people to donate there unwanted vehicles.

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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Rating: 3 stars  

I'm just trying this opportunity, I would love to get the chance to receive a vehicle to help me and my children get farther in life, I'm so close to graduating college, I only have this Fall Semester left; but my car just broke down and have to find a new place to live now due to landlord negligence; a car would greatly help me and my children get back on our feet. Vote for me on freecharitycars.org - my username is graphicmama14.

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

Joining FCC has been a tremendous blessing for me. I have met many good friends I love voting everyday and looking for new people to vote for. I am on disability and have not had a car for several years. I have been very blessed in having a friend that takes me to Dr. Appointments but I have to walk every where else. FCC has given me hope that I will have a car sometime soon. God bless FCC and all the donors and voters for their dedication in helping people in need.

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

update the computer system hopefully a someone with computer experience will donate their expertise so donations can be used for the vehicles.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a volunteer @ FCC for sometime now ,it's been a very caring experience for me, people helping people with life difficulties and lots of support for one another while many wait in hope of receiving a donated car for transportation .

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

I would love for Fcc to have more donated cars.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Free Charity Cars is more than hope for a car they are for families giving a hand up to many that need. a vehicle.

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

Make more people knew about them.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Free charity cars is more than a charity it's a support system for members they give us hope for.a netter tomorrow!!!So many friends that give support.Fcc is about more than just a car .Thx Fcc!

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

It be to help everyone .

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: 4 stars  

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Hello I'm Punkin04 @ Fcc,Iam in need of a vehice. For me and my family not only for employment but for. Family gatherinlg. Fcc has been a great support system for me.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2010 I was laid off from my job of 10 1/2 years and lost my Grand Marquis at the same time. Carless and jobless in Rochester NY is not a good position to be in - downtown and surrounding areas served by the limited bus service leaves very few jobs available. The best are in the suburbs, out of reach if depending on the bus. I started on FCC then. Shortly afterwards I realized what a great charity it is. It's structured as a nurturing community that helps each other out in the goal of having a car donated. I met very good people on the site, and loved the communal feel of it. After a couple years I still didn't have a car and had a very lousy job making barely minimum wage. I had given up on getting a car from FCC, but liked the community so much remained active ( except when my internet was down). Last month I received a call from them saying they had a car for me! And it is a gem... a Subaru Outback, 2002 with only 69,000 miles. It 's much , much nicer than I ever expected. Already I have had several job interviews I would have never been able to get to without a car, and have went to full time at my part time job - a significant increase in my income and only possible with a car. I can't say enough good things about this charity, and will support it any way I can . Thank you , Free Charity Cars, and Brian Menzes, the mastermind behind the ingenious design .

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

leave it alone,,, it's not broken

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

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Very Well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have applied for a car through their web site. I have not received one yet but I think that the work that they do is great. They have already helped so many people that needed it.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of Free Charity Cars for almost 3 years. Its a wonderful organization!! So many kind hearted members with helpful, uplifting, and encouraging attitudes assistng one another in the journey to self sufficiency.

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

They need more assistance to help more people!

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

They help so many low income families all over the country. Just browsing the site and reading the personal stories of the members is heart wrenching. The success stories of the members who have been rewarded with a vehicle is touching and inspirational.

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Likely

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

Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of Free Charity cars for some time now. I joined the site to try and get a vehicle because I am disabled due to a crime that had been committed toward me that left me with severe injuries to my legs and my mind. I will never get better and walking is a daily struggle for me. Little did I know, that by joining Free Charity Cars, I would not also get the chance to be self sufficient again by maybe receiving a car, but I would also meet the most incredible people ever. So much love and caring for one another, it is amazing. Every one of the members has a unique story and the bonds that are made are not just due to the chance of getting a car, but also due to the fact that every one of us members are helping each other by just listening and advising each other. As a matter of fact, I just got of the phone with another member, after feeling the need to vent about some things. She listened and gave advice and now I feel a lot better :) .. There is so much more I could say about this site, but there is not enough space to write it all. I love Free Charity Car

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?

A lot

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I originally register for an account with freecharitycars.org to get a car, but shortly after registering, not only did I find unique people with experiences from all walks of life, but I also found friends. People who I can talk to about my day-to-day struggles. People who have had experiences like mine.
But not only that, they give me hope. I cant afford to buy a car because of my disability, and my children, so they give me hope that one day soon, maybe I will get that call. They keep faith alive, and bring amazing people together!
They truly are what America USE to stand for!

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

More donations of cars so that they could help more people in need! Not enough cars get donated, some city havnt had ANY donations at all, so I will promote so they could get more donations.

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Free charity is a very helpful organization for people like me(msblessme) and other FCC members, who in need of a vehicle and who falling on hard times I have gain so many FCC friends through this organization they really care about your needs, to see how they help others with a vehicle brings tears to my eyes! I am looking forward some day when my time comes to get a vehicle! Please if you have a vehicle you don't need even if it don't run donate to free charity cars .org what it can put a smile on someone face!

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

Nothing at all, there doing a great job ! It tell for it self!

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Life-changing

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2013

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