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: 4 stars  

The members here help each other, many share struggles privately and support each other. Some wait years too receive a vehicle while promotion, voting, and supporting the FCC other still are here just too help so a donation has been made on behalf of Tenacious for her unselfish service too others!

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Quite well

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful charity that is helping people that may otherwise not receive any help. This is a positive community with wonderful support. I love reading the personal stories of how each person was helped and what a difference it made in their lives!

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Free charity cars, helps many people. So many people in the world just need a hand up, not really a hand out. Some times all you need is encouragement from someone.........anyone. They provide this, and the friends that have been made are warm loving, and very wonderful people. The support and kind words gotten just at the rite time, could not be gotten anywhere else.
This organization is tops on my list of examples for people helping people, in all so many ways.
God Bless!
Cindi

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a mother with a disabled child, this site is easy to navigate and is willing to help get a handicap vehicle that we couldn't otherwise afford.

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Have seen Many Families Get the help they so needed at a time so important in their Lives in being able to finally get Transportation to medically needy Children and Adults

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

as a member of free charity cars.org I would like to say that they are such a blessing to those who need help in getting a car when they cannot afford one because of things that have happend in their lives.people really do win cars on this site.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to FreeCharityCars.org in search for hope and opportunity, and in the time I have been here I have gained much more than that. As a college student living on her own to make ends meat, you can't pass up an opportunity like this. Many Americans need reliable transportation- I am only a small example of that demographic for financially struggling and independent college students trying to secure employment. Needing and having transportation is essential during these times of slow economic growth and recession. FreeCharityCars.org has come up with a solution for this rising crisis- create a united and free community for Americans. FCC bridges the gap between economic classes for those who wish to donate to impoverished and unfortunate families that need a system to give back to them instead of taking away. FreeCharityCars.org is that non-profit system. They provide a great service that unselfishly does this, to better Americans lives. This is a true American non-profit organization that we need to see more of in the United States.

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was ecstatic when I stumbled upon FCC I am a single mother on desperate need of a vehicle and this website has provided me with hope that my daughter and I will reach a better place!

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Life-changing

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Quite well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

CHARITY CARS IS A FANTASTIC ORGANIZATION STARTED BY BRIAN, FCC-CEO. THIS SITE HELPS PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES THAT ARE IN NEED OF TRANSPORTATION. CHARITY CARS ALSO GETS PEOPLE CONNECTED WHO FACE SIMULAR LIFE'S CHALLENGES , SO WE CAN RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER. THEN WE HAVE TO THANK THE DONATORS TO BE SUCH A BLESSING TO DONATE THEIR VEHICLES IN ORDER TO HELP MANY IN NEED. SO MANY OF US ON THIS SITE STRUGGLE TREMENDOUSLY BECAUSE OF LIVING ON A FIXED INCOME. HAVING OUR OWN CAR IS GIVING US LESS STRESS AN INDEPEDANCE IN ORDER TO BE GREATFUL TO BE ABLE TO GET IN YOUR OWN CAR AND NOT FEEL LIKE SUCH A BURDEN TO OTHERS. I WOULD NEVER PERSONALY BE ABLE TO SAVE AND PURCHASE A RELIABLE CAR. I PRAY EACH AND EVERY DAY GOD GRANTS MY PRAYERS, AS WELL AS ALL OTHERS IN NEED. I MADE A VOW TO PAY IT FORWARD AND CHARITY CARS CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN....

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Rating: 5 stars  

This charity cars, inc. is to help people in need and also you have the opportunity to meet great people from all over. if you have a car you no longer use this would be a great place to donate because it is used for a good couse. I'm here for a car my self but also to help others as well.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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