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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

700 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I believe this charity is amazing from reading the testimonials its is apparent this community outreach is unique to how it does more than help people, it goes beyond that to actually changed lives! A second chance to achieve independence through donations lives are empowered to succeed.

2 April84

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Finally some ine who cares about others! You dont see much of this anywhere. Thier are families out there who really need this help like me. And its just amazing and a blessing that they are actually helping them! Please vote for me. Im a single mom due to my husband beating me up ow im left with a job with no car because we shared one and i cant psy rent and lights and buy food for mh child with out getting to work! So hopefully i am blessed enough to win one! For everyone else write a great honest review! They totaly deserve it!

Theresa75

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Charity cars is doing a wonderful thing to help people in need EARN a car....by voting for others on their website. People vote for others everyday and in return, you vote for them. It's a great way to be involved and help others in a small way to get them recognized to be the recipient of a donor vehicle. And by promoting the charity to get more people to donate their vehicles to help as well. It's a truly wonderful thing they are doing! I've been on the site since 10/11/16. My user name is Twiggy. In the short time I've been on there I've came across some remarkable people. It's just an amazing charity work that gets all applicants, donars, and recipients involved to make it what it is!

1 Stella C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Free Charity Cars is awesome, they have changed so many people's lives, gave them their independence back. They are not looking for profit only helping humanity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The giving from Free Charity never quits, they are always out there to help low income families, ones who have no where else to turn, ones that no one will help. They not only get help but their lives are changed from one phone call. That was all it took for me. I love them.

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2 Ron_22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a voting member on Free Charity Cars for six years + and have seen many a friend I have made from the site be awarded a car at absolutely no cost. I was lucky to be given an old car from two friends, but when I am able, will still vote and transfer votes to others on FCC. The work done by Brian Menzies and his staff is awesome. I only wish the residents in Tennesseevwoukd donate their used vehicles to such a worthy charity.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a proud voting member on Free Charity Cars (freecharitycars.org) for 2 3/4 years now. I love it when a friend on the site gets the call and receives their car. Brian Menzies and his staff are the best. How many charities can say they have won the prestigious Walt Disney World Charity Award for their efforts. I hope to one day be lucky enough to get the call and be told I am being awarded a vehicle.

2 Lydia D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very grateful to Charity Cars because not only did I receive a much needed car but I have made many new friends.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on Charity Cars for a little over a year. I have seen many lives become better by receiving a free car. I personally have made a lot of good friends here. I have received hope in my hopeless situation. Even after I get a car I will remain with Charity Cars.

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2 Shateika K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have faith that they'll too be able to help me with transportation, aside from that my experiwnce has be great. I see all the wonderful things being done and happening to volunteers like myself. This charity gives my hope, and helps me to be strong and helps me to continue to strive.

2 Milodeke

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege and honor of not only being a recipient of transportation from this Charity, but then going on to be a part of their Staff for almost 4 years. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have seen many lives changed by this organization including mine. I will forever be a part of the Charity Cars Family and I still volunteer my time to them when I can.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I joined the Free Charity Cars community on 6/3/10 Got the call on 11/29/10 they had a car for me and picked up my 2005 Toyota Corolla on 12/13/10 and still driving it now almost three years later!!

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2 Sierra1000

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this Great organization since April 2012, I am only 1 of thousands in need of reliable transportation ( My Username is Sierra1000) I found this organization to be a Blessing to myself as well as 1000's of others. I have seen cars awarded, seen Hope renewed, Prayers answered, made the most amazing friendships. I Thank God that I found this organization not only for what I have been blessed with but it allows me to Bless so many others by giving my support, hope and showing them that someone really does care.

There are many families Nationwide including in the state of Indiana that are in need of reliable transportation. Please consider donating a vehicle that is no longer needed to The Original 1-800 Charity Cars. Full Fair Market Value Tax Deduction Possible, and Free Towing. Donate online at http://www.800charitycars.org/ or over the phone at 1-800-242-7489. If you donate please be sure to tell them that I (Sierra1000) referred you. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this Great organization since April 2012, I am only 1 of thousands in need of reliable transportation ( My Username is Sierra1000) I found this organization to be a Blessing to myself as well as 1000's of others. I have seen cars awarded, seen Hope renewed, Prayers answered, made the most amazing friendships. I Thank God that I found this organization not only for what I have been blessed with but it allows me to Bless so many others by giving my support, hope and showing them that someone really does care.

There are many families Nationwide including in the state of Indiana that are in need of reliable transportation, including my own family. Please consider donating a vehicle that is no longer needed to The Original 1-800 Charity Cars. Full Fair Market Value Tax Deduction Possible, and Free Towing. Donate online at http://www.800charitycars.org/ or over the phone at 1-800-242-7489. If you donate please be sure to tell them that I (Sierra1000) referred you. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I could not be prouder to be a member of this community because it gives me a chance to help others while helping my family. I've made many connections since joining and couldn't imagine a day without checking on everyone. It warms my heart to watch struggling members receive their blessings and on the road to recovery. FCC has become part of my family and will always be the best part of my day!