Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   642 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  

1 person found this review helpful

Charity Cars has given me hope, when I couldn't find any. The staff are helpful and always a pleasure! This is a company with integrity. You will not find another charity like this one where they give so much of themselves for others.

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I have been on there site since 2009 then in dec 2014 i got the call i got a car getting the car is a big blessing for me and my family they changed my life i am now able to get to appts and to take my mom and y boyfriend to there appts, and get of the apartment it's a great site for people who need help in getting a car i recommends this site to anyone who needs a good friend of mine is on the site her name is Nancy Miranda Marrone i pray that she is blessed with a car thanks www.freecharitycars.org

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

as a recent recipient i cannot begin to tell you how much this organization means to me. i have such a great fear of driving after many incidents of breaking down. now i have a dependable car to get to my dr appointments etc. free charity cars is like a huge family...many friendships forged over the four years ive been on the site. i will remain to help others realize their dreams....from the bottom of my heart thankyou fcc...you are a life saver

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I am a recipient of a car and this program is awesome my mom started the account with fcc and she voted for yrs and just after her passing i took over her account and recently was awarded a 2014 dodge gran caravan this is a blessing for my family

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just started on FreeCharity.org and it's the place to work towards a vehicle.Everyone is so nice and helpful and you feel like family, voting for everyone each day. FreeCharityCars.org is the greatest.

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

Not change anything

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am just now joining and hope everyone reading finds it in their heart to help me and my kids to receive a car, We are homeless now due to my car breaking down and not having a valid way to work and the people I was riding withall quit or jIsrael didn't want to give me a ride anymore... so we lost everything I'm a single mother of 4 wonderful kids who I would give my last breath for to make sure they make it in life. I'M trying to join the. National Guard just to get the stability for my kids but it's kinda hard when I have not transportation nor can o afford transportation we don't have the bus system some areas offer nor a taxi service my car was our home after we lost everything we have relocated several times just this year so my kiD's aren't getting the education they deserve. I pray that you find it in your heart to reach out to my family and help us in our desperate time of need

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

Life-changing

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Likely

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Okay

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was told about Charity Cars in 2013 and I am still waiting for my good luck to receive a car. This charity gives us hope and inpires friendships and hope. thank you

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

A lot

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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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

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Definitely

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Very Well

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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

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Definitely

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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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Life-changing

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2013

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