Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 4.88 stars   681 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services

Address:

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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1-800-242-7489
http://www.800charitycars.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Free Charity Cars is a nonprofit organization that truly cares about the people who come to them for assistance. The FCC staff works hard to maintain the site and to procure vehicles which can be given to their members who are in need. The service is totally free and non-discriminating. Of course recipients situation is verified before they receive a vehicle. This is part of the many tasks undertaken by the FCC staff. Along with helping persons who are less fortunate to obtain much needed transportation it helps the persons the opportunity to find some comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their plight. It provides the applicants with the opportunity to share their situation with the many others of like situations. The site provides the opportunity to interact with others if they want to give and to receive moral support. There is a feeling of purpose by helping others. It is therapeutic and many friendships are formed. FCC is truly a needed organization. Thanks to all

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Free Charity Cars is a nonprofit like no others. Those who do not have financial resources to buy transportation for various reasons have hope that with a little time and effort every day, their lives can change. No tricks, no purchase required. It also serves as a reminder to all of us that have need that there are many others out there in the same boat, some who make our problems seem less devastating. They rely on the applicants themselves to promote the charity, a very novel and smart business approach. Very well done, FCC!! Jem5456. #ofcc

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

None!

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?

2016

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I was skeptical was I first heard about The Free Charity Cars.
I have so enlightened since joining.
I have voted for and have seen that people really do get vehicles.
It is really hard to get a job, get to appointments and basic necessity without a car.
FCC truly knows this and donate can change the despair we have when cars are given.
Thank you for making this a valid possibility!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

So, so happy I found an organization that truly helps people get back on the saddle so-to-speak!
Like many other members of Free Charity Cars I am disabled.
Not having the ability to drive can more debilitating then our physical disabilities!
Please help us get vehicles by supporting this fantastic charity.

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

If I had to make changes, I would make sure someone gets a car every few weeks! I would Ban the car advertisements on the site as that may contribute to much anxiety for the voters. I would notify the loyal supporters and voters every few months via email, postcard or site message about their status!

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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1 person found this review helpful

Charity Cars offers hope, camaraderie and the feeling you are doing something positive towards changing a bad situation. After a few days you start to want EVERYONE to get a car. Thanks CC for making hard lives easier.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I love this organization. As a single mother I am in desperate need of a working car. This organization is helping me get back on my feet again after my ex stopped paying child support and caused me to lose our car. I'm grateful for an organization that steps up to help single moms who are trying to be the best moms they can be alone.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been an independent paraplegic since I was 15 years old. When my long-term disability through work was cut I had to give my car back to the bank. I just signed up for Free Charity Cars, and I pray to be a recipient so I can get to doctors I need to regain my health and independence. The community of FCC is wonderful! We all get to vote for each other, and some of the members who have received a car stay on to help others. I thank not only FCC for giving us the hope we need, but also those generous people who donate cars to FCC. Everyone has a story, and we all get to support one another. It's nice that there is an organization like this for those of us who are not veterans, although there are veterans on the FCC site. I was injured too young to be a veteran, and there are not many organizations for non-veterans. I truly thank FCC for giving me the hope that I will be able to live-the hope I need to keep pushing forward.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My Jeep was stolen on Dec. 21, 2013 and there are no leads and I am on a limited income SSDA and can't afford to save for another vehicle and my sister and her grand babie's depend on me she has two granddaughters one just.turned three years old and she got guardingship on the three year old and DCF has custody of the almost two year old sister but she is placed with her sister at grandma's and my sister has been placed with her grandmother as grandparent, fosterparent and their using no transportation to get to doctor appointments and to pay rent and bills using no transportation against us and she we have had these two babie's since they were born and gave them love and caring and other things they needed we are just trying to keep Gods children together if you ,help we would appreciate that very much and if not that's OK just let us know one way or the other God Bless you all may the angles always watch over your families God Bless all my sisters and brothers in Christ we love you all

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am a member of this great organization, I am disabled, unable to come up with the funds funds to replace my car that is now beyond repair. I live in a rural area where there is no public transportation and no family nearby to help with rides. Hoping for a car so that I can remain independent. Please donate, vote or give...you will be helping others get back up on their feet and making their lives a little easier to take care of themselves and their families. Thank you...phlebot54

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I joined Free Charity Cars in 2013, in hopes of receiving a car. I am an unemployed single parent of two children and my youngest child has Special Needs. Having a car would mean so very much to my children and me. There are so many things that we cannot do for lack of a car. When I found FCC, I found so many others going through things like me, we all have our stories to tell and we share them on the cite, we hope that they are read by people who care and can help. I also found hope when I found FCC and now I am just trying to keep that hope alive. I go on FCC as much as I can and I try to vote daily. I have told everyone I know about FCC and I hope that they too spread the word about FCC. I only hope I get the call soon, it would be really nice, if I got a car while my children are still young and want to do things with their mommy :) For the person reading this, please help FCC grow and get bigger, FCC is a great charity to give to, many individuals are in need of a car, so read all about it and then tell all about it, some people will be very grateful. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

This site is a great chance to help someone get a car that really needs one if you have a car that you can donate you will be helping someone in need and also help your self on your taxes. Please help today. Thank You virginia Georgi

 
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