Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   647 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  

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Christina O'Malley Christina O'Malley why can't his be my friday . I am in need of the miracle I broke my foot trying to get around and almost my knee cap showed you evidence of how bad my medical condition is. including my pacemaker/ defibrillator fed ID Cards. I have been on here for 2 years my clock is ticking down quickly . why are you tourchering me. WHY WHY WHY . i WOULD NOT DO THIS TO YOU OR YOUR BOARD WHY DON'T THEY READ THESE MESSAGES WHY DON'T YOU PASS THEM ON.3302096567.I asked this a s a miracle don't forget me . I have waited over 2 years now. I broke my foot trying to get around I need a car. pleasE. there is 8 thing of 15 I have to show to even be on a plain or by pass a security system. I don't think I have another 2 years to waite. THIS IS THE LINK ON MY PAGE FOR FACE BOOK. i F i PASS BEFORE Christina O'Malley Christina O'Malley why can't his be my friday . I am in need of the miracle I broke my foot trying to get around and almost my knee cap showed you evidence of how bad my medical condition is. including my pacemaker/ defibralater fed ID Cards. I have been on here for 2 years my clock is ticking down quickly . why are you tourchering me. WHY WHY WHY . i WOULD NOT DO THIS TO YOU OR YOUR BOARD WHY DON'T THEY READ THESE MESAGES WHY DON'T YOU PASS THEM ON.3302096567. NO i AM NOT A BOARD MEMEBER BUT i AM TOLD THAT THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO CONTACT THE BOARDS------------IT IS NOT FAIR i ALREADY WAITED 2 YEARS . i SENT A COPY OFF ALL CORRESPONDENTS TO oPRAH wINFREY PRODUCER AND ELLEN DEGENEROUS PRODUCER. thEY WANT ME TO LET THEM KNOW WHERE IT IS GOOING. wHEN i WAS HEALTHY WITH 2 TODDLERS i RAISED-ON MY OWN i DID NOT HAVE A CAR AND THINGS WHERE MILES AWAY. WE WALKED AND i LIVE IN OHIO NOW i NEED HELP AND YOU GIVE IT TO THE HEALTHY. A SICK PERSON WHO IS IN REAL NEED CAN'T HAVE IT.

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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!!

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2014

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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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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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.

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Search for donors who can donate cars for disabled people out from USA as well.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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