Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   666 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  

This organization works with family in all types of ways. 1. To get cars to people/families that are low-income, disabled, or honestly working trying to make a living. 2. Helps people to stay focuses, positive and hopeful. 3. helps people to connect to others that are going through similar situations. Since I have joined and applied I have been graced by beautiful people. I have been able to talk to others who really understand my situations and needs. We are able to encourage each other and spread the word in hope that we all can receive a vehicle soon.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i became disabled in 1999 from work hurt my wrist and i still have some problems with it till this day i am a domestic violence survivor since 2001 my boyfriend is also disabled and my 72 year old mom lives with us she has arthritis bad and can't walk to good i make sure she is taking care of.when i got the call in dec 2014 that i got a car it was a great blessing for me and y family i am so greatful to freecharitycars for the car i can' thank them enough for the blessing they gave me they have changed my life i am so thankful for the car they are great people and they help people who needs help now all me and my family needs is a better place to live in my state where we live now is to small and needs repairs that the landlord won't do there is mold in the basement and outside steps are bad in the bathroom since jan 2015 there is a soft spot in the floor but he says the stuff that is on the boards has seprated the sink water in the bathroom smells like sewage the water filter doesn't work and he says he is not going to replace it the water is not safe to drink we ave been looking for a place but the prices are crazy and we can't afford it

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I wish I knew about this fabulous charity site, but I had to find out the hard way. I have never ever been without a car since I was 17 and just a few days ago, HMFC came and got their car. I got behind just a few months, and was behind before but managed to get back on track, but someone at HMFC did not have a heart or want to work with me. So now for the first time in my life I am finding out what it is like to not have transportation, especially to the many doctor appointments that I have every month. I just registered yesterday but the outflow of caring people voting for me is overwhelming. I am a stranger to these wonderful people and there is a blog so we can exchange "Thank You's". I love this website, this charity and I recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in need like me. I was embarrassed but God doesn't give us what we can't handle I do believe that He coached me into the internet to search for help and I found FCC. All I had to do is some filling out information and the votes starting coming in. Have faith that things will work out, there are caring people in this world and they are on FCC.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been on charity cars for a while and everyone is so helpful and nice. Even if I don't win a vehicle I have met some really wonderful friends. Thank you for being an option to those in need. Charity cars changing the world with one act of kindness at a time.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

hello my name is david weller I live in Shelton Washington I am 61 disabled been riding a bicycle for years but its getting harder all the time and it rains here a lot I would like to be able to pick up my grand kids and take them places ps I had to use my friends e- mail because I cant get into my e-mail so he let me use his bryan shewey sheweysr@gmail.com thank you very much david l weller 6-18-2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am happy being a member of this awesome organization.although I am also hoping to be able to get a car donated from#ofcc the people who I have become friends with on here
ARE more than I ever expected they are careing and supportive I think this is an awesome organization

 
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1 person found this review helpful

due to being a low income family, major health issues that are chronic and the hits just keep on coming with no help in site. we decided to give charity cars a try. so far it has been a wonderful experience and we are praying we get the call soon.

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only 1 person has won in our state that we can find. we are in arkansas.

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2015

 
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1 person found this review helpful

this site is so awesome. i know it works. i like it. i know someone that was helped. im hoping that they help many more that do not have a car like myself. i lost my car on march 8th and for nearly 2 months now i set at home every day. im on disability and cant walk to much. i just hope and pray that someone will help.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This is an awesome charity that helps out many people in need, especially those who don't have a job or are disabled and need to get to their doctors appointments, grocery store, etc. and live too far away to walk or take public transportation.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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