Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   641 reviews

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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 have been a member of Charitycars.org [Joined on: 01/26/14 11:46AM]
I have seen the miracles that have taken place through this free organization.
Charitycars.org really does help others find reliable transportation through the humble generous donations of others. Please help support their cause.

I am sure that when someone gives, it makes them feel good knowing they have eased the burden of another person who otherwise would have nothing.

Thanks for your gift of life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Free charity Cars is an amazing nonprofit organization. They not only help people stay mobile, but they give people hope. In a world where there is very little hope left, they give people a reason to keep trying. I have been a member since 5/31/2011, and have seen many people's dreams come true through this organization. I have met some very wonderful people since I have joined too. It gives a person a place to feel like they belong, and it gives hope. This organization is A miracle, I am very happy to be part of it.

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

I wouldn't change a thing!!!

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen many people in need get help from FCC. They help people, like myself, to possibly receive a vehicle for much needed transportation. I, myself have not received a car, but I have not givin up on FCC. I see all the good that they do for other people in need. I am waiting my turn, but I have faith that FCC will come through for me, and many other needy people. I never thought there was anything like this place out there, and I am truly blessed that FCC is there, they give people hope, which is something most people have lost. It's free, and easy, and the people running FCC are amazing!! This is definitely something EVERYONE should check into, if in need for transportation. They are saving people every month, just by getting then around,

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a disable 57yr. Old female. I have a 93 ols. It is pretty broke down. Bu I'm not able to by a car, I'm trying to keep this one running. I greatly appreciate Free Chairity Cars for helping people get a reliable car to do what is needed to get done in their life. I truely hope in some way that I will be one of the people to get a car as well. I have a lot of health problems. So I. Really need reliable transportation. Thank you Free Chairity for your hard work getting a car for people in need of a car.

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I think their doing fine.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a member of Free Charity Cars for over a year. This site consists of loving, caring people who not vote for each other, but are there to provide love and support to each other. We pray for each other and check in to make sure our FCC family members are doing well.

This site gives hope to so many. Those who have received vehicles have had their lives changed by the generosity of our donors. God bless the donors, the FCC staff, and all my fellow members of FCC.

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

Find some way to get more donations so that more people could be helped. There is so much need, but not near enough cars.

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

A lot

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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  

I have donated my old (non-working) car so that they can sell it and use the money to purchase a vehicle for the next person on the list. I'm also a member who is looking to eventually earn enough votes to get a vehicle. This is a fabulous service. The people who vote for other members are THE BEST! Thank you all, and God bless you!

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been on Charity Cars for a little over a year. I have seen many lives become better by receiving a free car. I personally have made a lot of good friends here. I have received hope in my hopeless situation. Even after I get a car I will remain with Charity Cars.

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

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

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have made a lot of friends who are in the same position as I am. We have compassion and caring for each other. I always love to see someone get awarded a car as it gives me hope.

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

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I like Charity Cars because it gives me a way to pay it forward and help other people. I like making new friends on the site. I like that we all have a common cause and I am not alone in my struggles. The Faith of many of the members encourages me to keep going. Many people have it really hard and they just keep plugging away. FreeCharityCars.org give a lot of people hope, where before they had none.

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

Not change a thing!

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Definitely

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came across Free Charity Cars when my car died. I am a single parent of a teenager and there is no transportation for the school. Free Charity Cars gives me hope, they have put me in touch with other people who are in my boat, or one with more holes. I an so glad they are there.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have found this organization recently. I now have hope when I was feeling hopeless.

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I signed up with FCC at the beginning of 2014. I had some difficulty understanding what I needed to do to receive a charity car, as well, as how I could help others. FCC is a very "user friendly" website and the staff has been remarkably attentive to helping guide me on problematic issues and questions. This is a wonderful charity whose mission is very important to assisting others to a level of self sufficiency.

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

A lot

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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  

I have been with FCC for quite a while and in doing so I have not only gotten to see all the many wonderful people receive vehicles in such desperation. I have also made so many others Family to me and vice-versa. I want to give so much thanks to the staff of FCC as they are all remarkable. Come on and join FCC it will be an experience of a lifetime. God Bless All Love Deb

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

None

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Definitely

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

FCC is an outstanding organization run by some very amazing people and many many people from all over the world. All it takes is to promote, vote and be persistent and in time you will receive a car! I vote on an everyday basis and have seen so many gets cars for free it is amazing! Go to www.freecharitycars.org and sign up. Amen and Best Wishes.

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

None

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Definitely

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Some

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

Free Charity cars is the best. There are so many people out there with no vehicle and Free Charity Car awards vehicles to all states! Brian, Reggie and Michelle and thank you from the bottom of my heart and to all awarded cars! Amen Love Deb (082558deb)

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

I cant think of any changes needed

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Definitely

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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Charity Cars is a dream come to for so many that are in need of a car and cant afford to purchase one. Brian, Reggie, Michelle etc. are heart warming people who keep it going. God Bless all of them and FCC members as well! Amen Love Deb

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Definitely

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Free Charity Cars is awesome and I am so Blessed to be a member! Amen

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

A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

FCC has been an inspiration to many who have been to low down on there money to get a vehicle. I have watched so many in the past 4 years it is truly a miracle with a wonderfully Blessed Staff! Folks please keep promoting FCC so we ca get the word out and continue to help the many that are car less! God Bless The FCC Staff who help in making this happen! Amen Debra Gregory

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Definitely

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

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a client served at Charity Cars since 2009. They are such a wonderful charity, not only because of the cars given away, but I have made a lot of life-long friends in the process of being a member!. I received a car in 2010, and it helped me immensely, as I have MS and other things that I needed a car to get to appointments. But like I said, getting a car is only half of the joy I found with this wonderful charity! For that I would like to thank Brian Menzes, for creating this great charity!!

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

Nothing

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?

2014

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This charity changed my entire life! I was down and out just trying to adjust to the news that I had MS, when my car died. I google searched the words free car, and that is how I found them. I love their karma system. I worked very hard voting and along the way, making some very deep friendships, and in November of 2010 I received a 2001 Blazer, and still drive it today! Thank you so much CharityCarsInc.com, you changed my belief in humankind!

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

Be able to transfer more votes then 200 a day

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  

I have been a member of Charity Cars Inc since Sept. 2009. I am a 58 year old woman with many medical problems including MS. I love this charity, and I have made so many lifelong friends. I received a 2001 Chevy Blazer in Nov. 2010. and even though I was in the hospital when I got the call, it was the happiest day of my life. I personally would love to thank CEO Brian Mensies for the great gift of giving my life back!

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  

I have been a proud volunteer for into my 5th year now with Free Charity Cars. I am user StillKickin on Charity Cars, Inc. In the time I have been there, I have seen several helped by the generosity of the donating public, by the gifting of vehicles, for which they get a fair market tax deduction.
Working as a total non-profit charity, they depend solely on donations, whether monetary or vehicles.
They can help so many more in need of a hand up, just by a simple donation of an unused vehicle.
I am praying for a donation in my home state of WV , as I have been without a car for several years now, and want to be able to regain some semblance of independence.
No matter where you live, in any state of the union, if you can help, please consider helping out this amazing charity.

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

Maybe some more advertising to bring in more donations, and for this to happen, donations from the public are needed.

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 have been with this organization as a volunteer for going on four years. I have seen many people helped by vehicles being awarded to change their lives for the better,so they can once again regain their independence.
I joined in 2010 and was in need of a vehicle myself at the time, I was able to acquire one on my own, and stayed to help others in any way I could/.
I have met many wonderful friends while there, and have to say, this charity has changed my life, by giving me a sense of purpose. I truly feel worth while and like I am making a difference in others lives.
Today I was very excited, as yet another deserving member got what we members of Free Charity Cars have come to call "The Call"; this is when a member is chosen to receive a vehicle that has been donated in their area. It is always wonderful to me to see someone helped dur\e to this charity being there first of all to help, and to the generosity of someone whom has donated a vehicle to empower someone's life.

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

I cannot think of a thing I would change; except maybe find a way to promote more efficiently to bring in much needed vehicle donations

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

An amazing organization, I am so proud to have had an opportunity to be a part of. So many people have been helped by this amazing organization, and thousands of others waiting for the one person out there whom will make a donation of a vehicle, to empower someone to have a fresh start in life. A hand up, not a hand out! All information is available on site about this amazing charity. Take a moment and read some of the stories, a donation can help change someone's life for the better.

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

Find a way to possibly advertise the need for donations more(vehicle)

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  

On the site, I am known to everyone as StillKickin. Since 2010, I have been an active participant on Free Charity Cars. I joined needing a vehicle, then was able to obtain one out of pocket, so I stayed to pay it forward for the many thousands of people whom are still there for a car. Many handicapped people also whom need handicapped accessible vehicles,
During this time, I have been so blessed to have met many friends, and learned much also.I have seen many people helped with the gift of a donated vehicle.
This changes lives so much, as without transportation, it is so hard for disabled,out of work people to get a job, further their education, or just meet their basic everyday needs.
Since FCC is at the mercy of the donating public, being they are a 501c non profit organization, many donated vehicles are needed. Any information, regarding tax deductions possible, etc; can be found at The Original Free Charity Cars website, all phone numbers to talk with someone there can be found.
Thanks for your consideration!

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

The only changes I would make cost money to do, such as more publicity and advertising,which is hard with a limited budget as a non-profit.

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

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer member of this wonderful charity.I joined in 2010, as I was in need of a vehicle. Shortly after, I was able to purchase a used vehicle.I stayed on with this charity to help others achieve their dream of car ownership,being I knew how hard it can be with nothing to drive and get you around just to meet your basic everyday need.
I have seen this amazing charity help many people in that time,by awarding donated vehicles by the public, to these members.
Unfortunately, there are not enough needed vehicles, and many more are needed,but the charity is at the mercy of the donating public. I urge anyone who reads these reviews, to pleas visit the charity's page, and read about the charity and some of the applicant's.

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  

I have been a volunteer member of this wonderful charity since 2010. I started out needing a car, but was able to get one on my own, so I stayed on to help others by giving them my votes, or help whenever they needed.
I have seen many wonderful things happen while here,and met some amazing people.
The man that started this charity, Mr. Menzies, is amazing! His story is amazing.The staff of this charity are amazing, and go out of their way to help.
I have to say, it is sad that there are so many thousands of people who need the help of a vehicle so they can just be able to meet their own needs, go back to school, etc; and this all depends solely on donations of vehicles from the public.Free Charity Cars needs donated vehicles badly so they can help some of these people in need. Once in a while, about an average of one or two a month, someone is helped. That count is down, as people are,understandably ,getting tight.
I am asking all who care about others, to please check out this organization, and read some of the members stories. It is heartbreaking,how many are in such need. Donations are tax deductible.
You can read about them through their own website which has a section "About Us",and they also are linked to all the social network sites.Their Facebook page is amazing.
God willing, there will be some people who see and read about them, and maybe donate their vehicles,extra ones of course,and give some of these people hope. The charity has not given up, the volunteers have not given up, and I beg the public to please not give up on us either.
Thank you!

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

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This charity is for people in-need of a car.A lot of people on FCC have kids.A lot of people on FCC are sick and disabled.FCC makes dreams come true.And if you don't believe me,try it.

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

The long wait.And the reason i say that is because,some people have been on FCC for five years.That is to long to be waiting on a free 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

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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This is the best site in this world. You will receive a car and meet alot of people.This is the only site you will receive a car on. And if you think i am lying,try it.This site will teach you how to love and give.It will also help you in your everyday life.And the reason i say that is because,the people on this is poor,in-need,and sick.Charity cars will keep you strong when you're down and out.So feel free and try the best site [charity cars] around.GOD BLESS ALL

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

have live chats

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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

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2013

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