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 join this site in December of 2014 it became a family for me.I joined looking for help getting a vehicle so i could regain my independence,what i found was a site with individuals who have been dealt a rough hand in life but have refused to give up and strives to help other's rather than themselves.Compassion,caring,supportive,mentally and physically is what I have been blessed with since Joining this site.I have not been blessed with a car yet but I have been blessed with so much more a site where Gods grace shines through the people who created the site and the members who are on the site. my member name is wanda1220 come check out our site

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Rating: 5 stars  

Free charity cars is not only a nonprofit it is a gateway to the vast number of souls that struggle with life, it has caused us to listen to the life and struggels of others.We joined because we need a car one that will crank without working on it every time you need to go to doctor or just to go for groceries. We may never get a car this way but then agin we may we leave that up to God. We have a chance here to help more than just ourselve this is one of the most organized groupes Ihave ever dealt with. bonniebaby2u2

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Rating: 5 stars  

I vote as much as I can and I have been a member going on 1 year now and I do appreciate FCC very much. There just are not many places that help struggling families with anything, especially getting a car.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Free Charity Cars because they care about the low-income and cars are too expensive and people need to help each other because nobody else will.

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

FCC is getting better all the time!!

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Saundra J Williams, Volunteer Member of www.freecharitycars.org, who promote www.freecharitycars.org Username: sandy.williams136@gmail.com, shared with a neighbor (Household of 11, youths, ages 1-18 + adults, above 18) about 1-800charitycars.org and how according to your founding mission is to provide free refurbished donated vehicles to assist struggling families in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency.

It is overwhelming providing for 11 persons shelter and food. Providing a means of transportation whether monthly bus passes & rely on others for transportation (because they do not have a vehicle) to and from 4 different schools, their school activities, & PTA meetings, doctors’ and dentists’ appointments, etc.

Thank you for allowing me to "rate" Charity Cars, Inc.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Hi Everyone :) I joined this site on June 6, 2014 ... God Lead me to this site on this evening when I was in Very severe Depression and had a Break and reaching out to God asking me I need Help , I was on the computer for hour's Listening to Casting Crown's , something told me to put in Free Cars in the Computer and there it was Free charity Cars .org I joined at 2 something in the Morning and I have been there since . I vote and Promote everyday to help My self and other's . I have really met some wonderful , loving , kind , compassionate souls here on FCC .. Its honestly been a Blessing to have so many to care and vote for you giving there time in return . I believe that if you put great effort into being Part of the team and give it your all as best as you can , I believe all in God's timing your Prayer could be answered . this is Not a Quick fix solution but if you are willing to do the work no matter How bad thing's get you will succeed in your heart knowing you did Help someone get a Car By voting even if you did not get a Car . just know you are doing from the heart no matter what Happen's , then you wont feel disappointed . there are so Many Deserving Member's that deserve a Car . some of the stories will amaze you and maybe you will feel you don't Have it as Bad as some one else . God Bless them a Car & their needs to move forward to a Better and Healthier future . as for My self Its already been six years before I joined FCC , so Yes I would be so Blessed to have a Car and I would stay and continue to vote and inspire the rest to continue and Not give up ! Thank you to all the member's for voting and Helping me Promote for FCC . Its been a Pleasure to have you as a friend as well . Thank you to the FCC staff for all their hard work and a Life time Blessing if I get a Call

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1 person found this review helpful

blessed site connecting with caring people sharing same struggles as myself. It makes me feel as though I'm not alone we all support each other ! I am proud to be a Part of it and to help and make friends along the way . God bless this site that I found by accident when I was searching for a way to help me self :) I am a member under ladydd

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

Make the voting easier by having check boxes to send more than one at a time :)

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I joined August 14, 2014( on my son's birthday) and I love this site. I sit and promote and vote everyday for everyone in hopes that they can get a car. I myself am in need of a working and reliable car to get me and my son to Doctor visits and school. A few of my friends on FCC have received vehicles so I know it is real. for this to work, you really need to vote everyday and also promote on social media like Facebook, Twitter, youtube! This is a wonderful site if you are in need of a car. but if you are not here for a car you can still vote for people who do need one. If you have a car that you no longer need, please donate it to Free Charity cars.. Thank you and please vote for Tagsanstuff...We also need vehicles donated in Delaware. that is where I am from.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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I'm Michelle. I've been on the site 4 years. Waiting. I have heard of others getting a vehicle. But Im still waiting. Orlando, Florida doesn't have any donors right now. I vote and I promote daily. I put in the work. Please donate to this charity. I want to be a successful mother for my children. 2 of my 3 children suffer from Autism and Myoclonus. It would be nice to have a weight lifted off my shoulders.

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Rating: 5 stars  

i joined because i do need a car but regardless if i get a car or not.......i will not leave this site. I have meet so many wonderful people plus there is so many that needs a vehicle that i will continue to support them and to support The Free Charity Cars Organization there has been such wonderful people that have helped me. This is the best organization that i have ran across in a long time. Thank you FCC for the chance to not only try to get a car but also giving me the chance to meet so many wonderful people

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Free Charity Cars Organization has done more for me than I could explain in a short post. When I joined 3 1/2 years ago, all I thought of was the car I was going to get, though after all my voting, promoting, and the best part [other than receiving a car!] the amazing amount of friends I have here now. I am a shut-in and I do not have friends or family where I live, though through FCC I have been able to meet so many people in similar situations and make friends with people from all over the country! If I did not have the FCC and those involved, my life would be quite different and a lot harder.

As far as the maintenance of the site there are a few people, though I need to give honors to Michelle, she goes over and above board to do what is necessary to keep the site running. I am honored to be part of this organization.

Denise H. Rumage (DeniseB96)

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with this organization for exactly 3 years now. One thing I like, is while we are working towards earning a car, the friendships that are made and very solid. I usually have had to go into the hospital a couple times a year, my friends don't just leave me for that time, they take up the slack. They are the best, along with the management, which is awesome.

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

I really do not see anything that needs to be changed.

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with Free Charity Cars for just about 2 years. It is a great community where we help each other to get a ''free' car. There are several ways to do this, so it is not just a handout when and if we do get a car. We have to vote daily (or for some, whenever they can); promote FCC, like putting posters in stores; communicating with people on the internet that are selling cars, etc. During this, we make friends with the other people that need a car and it keeps us going. It is a great bunch of people and I am so glad I found Free Charity Cars.

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  

The object of Free Charity Cars is to get donations from people of cars and then find someone in the area who is in need of it, along with qualifying for it. I have been a member for almost 2 years, though have been without a car for 8 years. The way we get to qualify is I vote for other people like me, promote the FCC in a variety of ways and make friends. There are a lot of people, like me, that really need a car; I feel honored to have found this site. It is incredibly well run for the size of it and I will be sticking around until it is my turn. I have volunteered for several different non-profit organizations, though this is one of the best. The administration does their job, though so don't we. We just don't sit around waiting for a car to be donated in our area, we need to vote for people and then get votes back. The more votes, the better. Then there are several other ways to qualify and then as we make friends, we help each other out.

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: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Hi I´m gusboliviano, I found that this site is only for inside U.S. well I´m 45 years I fail what ever I did in life I been in US also and I fail when i decided to comeback home , I been in Jail here in Bolivia not cause I´m a criminal but cause I owed money result of a failure in some business( legal) , I´m tired of keep on trying to stand up , when i look backwards I realize that years went by and I did not acomplished none of my dreams at this point I did nothing , I have no plans , and I´m tired of trying I had an US made car but engine broke and I do not have money for repair I do not know why I have to live this way I been good person all the time anyways hope i do not have cause i have never ever won anything free good luck to the dreamers.

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