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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Transportation Assistance

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm a new member of FCC. I have only been here a few weeks but it has been a Great experience so far!! I really enjoy interacting with all the members. The voting, transfer, and promoting process is fun and easy to do. The FCC changes people lives by helping them to get their independence. It is a Wonderful Charity and has Awesome community of members!!

4 Michelle Key

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am the Site Administrator and Social Network Manager for Charity Cars Inc. I was initially a client who signed up and applied for a charity car in June 2010. I got a call from them November 2010 that they had a car for me and picked up my 2005 Toyota Corolla December 2010. I then went on to work for them starting July 2011. I have seen many lives changed by this organization in the little over 3 years they have been a part of my life. They get people back on the road to independence through the gift of a vehicle and many have went on to become self sufficient again because of that gift of a vehicle. They provide a service that the American people are in desperate need of. They are the largest free non-profit car-donation / distribution program in the nation and has awarded over 5000 free vehicles nationwide. Charity Cars experience with recipients is that the receipt of a vehicle has a profound effect upon their outlook on life. They seem to experience a rebirth of hope and self-esteem leading to renewed energy and ambition to succeed. Many recipients have even expressed the feeling that they have been given a second chance at life. Few programs can impact the quality of life of the disadvantaged as immediately and dramatically as Charity Cars has and does.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This site is great and what they are doing is great to.
There should be more people getting involved in this.
Sorry for my bad English, I'm from Romania.