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Charity Cars, Inc.

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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 Original 1-800-Charity Cars operates the largest free non-profit car-donation / distribution program in the nation and has awarded over 7000 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: Veterans, 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: Over 7000 free vehicles awarded. Over $4.5 million worth of vehicles awarded last year alone.

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

766 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is Christian Blanco & Charity cars has been amazing to me! I donated a car over the summer and everything went great ,the staff was nice and prompt. Any questions I had over the phone was answered. It feels great to know a company that actually helps families in need. Highly recommended for anybody who wants to help the less fortunate. The process was completely seamless. Thank you so much to the charity cars team and I plan on donating more vehicles as the years go by!

Donor

Rating: 5

Wow, what a great place to donate your vehicle. Nice, knowledgeable experience customer service. From start to finish the process was very easy.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very pleased with this Charity. I had multiple vehicles to donate and from the beginning the process was super easy. The workers at the Charity ensured my vehicles got to the same towing facility and they were able to schedule them all to get picked up on the same day making this super hassle-free for me. Not only was that part easy, the charity also sent me a tax voucher for each vehicle to use towards my taxes, which helps me tremendously! Thank you Charity Cars, I appreciate all that you do!

Donor

Rating: 5

I was unsure of where to donate my car, after doing some research on charity navigator and guide star I chose charity cars they had the best rating and the proceeds actually went to the program to help recipients of these cars.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donated my 2004 Honda CRV to this organization but before I did that I needed some questions answered as to this was my 1st time donating I wanted everything done right. So I called and spoke with this young lady Lizzette she was awesome , she answered all the questions I had and explained the process to me, so at this point I gave her all the information she needed she assigned to the tow company they reached out and scheduled me just as she informed me and I received my tax voucher in the mail . I highly recommend this Organization and admire what they do. HELPING THE LESS FORTUNATE

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donated my 2008 Toyota Highlander to this charity in September 2021. The staff was super helpful with all my questions and were great about explaining the process. They were honest about how they use the vehicles that they receive. It was truly amazing how this charity actually strives to use the vehicles and give them away to families or people in need and don't just salvage all vehicles. My vehicle happened to be used as a program vehicle and Charity Cars made sure it was a hassle free and easy process. I definitely recommend this charity if you are looking to donate a vehicle. Even if your vehicle is not used as a program vehicle the proceeds will go back to the charity to help people in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donated my vehicle and was simply impress with how efferently the process went. I had some questions and call them, the representative was so knowledgeable and explained the whole process to me. I was even able to have my vehicle pick-up without taking time off from work. This is a great charity and I'm happy to know that the proceeds goes to help others in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Donated my Honda to Charity Cars and I am so glad I did! Everyone was so helpful and courteous. Answered all of my questions promptly and explained the process completely. Will definitely donate again in the future. It's sad that so many companies that call themselves charities don't tell you how they will use the vehicles and just go off and junk them. I also really liked that 90% of the proceeds went back to the program and not to administration and other resources. The form was quick and easy and within a few hours I was contacted to set up pickup from the towing facility. The service was incredibly fast and stress free. I feel very humble in my decision to donate :) Courtney was great!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a single mother of five and a full time employee and have worked since I was 14
I have been in recovery for 3 years, and just have my vehicle repossessed because of getting behind during COVID during a period of time when I could not work full time hours when COVID shut my daycare down.
I work 30 minutes and have no family or support to help me get to and from work.
We need a vehicle to survive.
I’ve always had my own vehicle, but people fall on hard times and if I lose my vehicle, I lose my job and then my home ect. And children are affected enough by their parents’ poor choices, and I don’t want my kids to have to be put through their mother losing their home and not being able to see her.
Please help, I am begging for help.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello everyone,
My name is Hanif KARIMI, I am refugee from Afghanistan,I have three childrens, I served thirteen years to US Army, now I came to US by SIV program, I am jobless yet, I don't have ability to buy a car, because I am new here and I don't money.my kids are asking me why everyone else has a car and we don't, I can't say to them that we don't have ability to buy a car. It is very hard to live in US without a car with three children. If anyone has Charity car please let me know, I will be appreciate.
My phone number is 6023483095 and my email hanif.karimi786@gmail.com. And my address 7328 N avenue phoenix Arizona zip code 85051.
Thanks in advance.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Ueisha single mother of four King's I call them cause they were given to me when I was in a very dark place it's an every day struggle for me as a single mother.There is so much I want to do and cant cause of not having mobility,I am every spiritual woman God God GRACE and Mercy is what gets me through each day.I have alot of issues I battle with every day on a personal level it's some days that are hard and Life seems impossible to manage but my story and my sons keep me pressing through having a vehicle can help me Elevate to being more self confident,self sufficient and financially stable to being more successful in building a firm foundation for my SONS!!!WE all WE Got,I pray daily for a breakthrough on God opening a door or window on something that can give me that push I need to be A better woman,mother and person of society. And I stand on my Faith and Trust in the most HIGHEST to make a way out of no way.It would be a BLESSING TO GET A VEHICLE @THAT WOULD DEFINITELY OPEN MANY DOORS FOR THIS STRUGGLING SINGLE MOTHER.you should hear my TESTIMONY!!@@JUST WANTBETTER FOR MY KINGS.

Client Served

Rating: 3

Hello I'm Alemayehu (alex) from Ethiopia and I'm a circus artist. I need a car by charity

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Client Served

Rating: 1

i donated a 1994 buick roadmaster with a little over 100,000 miles which was drivable and major componets worked plus it had good tires. i was expecting to receive a donatiion credit of at least 1,250 (blue book was 1900) and received only 500.00. The company sold the vehicle as salvage., this was a running vehicle with a blue title. I was expecting this vehicle to go to a deserving family or military not SALVAGE.

To say I am disappointed is an understatement.

I do not recomend them based on my experience.

DAVID

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Donor

Rating: 1

There is no oversight as to what Charity Cars Inc. does with your donated vehicle. The blue book value for our Mercedes Benz 2000 55 ML AMG SUV was around $4,500. The engine ran smooth as it could be and the body just needed some washing. Interior was fine too, no cuts or rips in the AMG leather upholstery. Only thing it needed was new air conditioning fluids.
They send us a form back saying the vehicle was valued at $650.00 for tax purposes.
Upon calling them to find out why this ridiculous low amount, we were informed that the vehicle was not sold at an auction, therefore we only received the $650 notation for tax write off.
We had no idea that that is what they do. I rather give our next vehicle to a specific charitable organization.
Too bad.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Gene Hollis Trapp and if anyone wonders if I'm related to the Von Trapp family in the movie the sound of music yes I am anyway my story is not much to tell because I'm disabled and still waiting to hear something soon and there is one employer with charity cars who has been so wonderful to me and giving me hope and to never give up even if I don't get a car I at least got something that means alot more then a car and that is hope thank you melanie

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks Charity Cars for helping me with a vehicle. It has been a struggle as a single mom with two kids and no help. Now I don’t have to take the bus anymore. This is truly a blessing!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the car I received from Charity Cars. I am now able to go to school to further my education and get a job. Thanks so much for the transportation.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I had a car that was no longer needed. I wanted to do something that I would feel good about and decided to donate it to someone in need. A friend recommended 800 Charity cars because of help that someone he knew had received. I am the paranoid type and research EVERYTHING! I did not want to give it to someone that would give a small percentage and then call themselves a charity. Do your research and you'd be amazed. First I went to Charity Navigator and searched Charity cars, they had 4 out of 4 stars and a overall of 95 score on financial and transparency. Then I went to Guidestar and found them listed. They had the financial but I would have to pay a fee. I lucked out because 800 Charity had a list of all the car charities from Guidestar and this information comes from the I.R.S filings, so it's legit and scary for some charities.
I call and spoke with a lady that was very informative. She explained the whole donation process which is a little more detailed than the clothes I donate to the Salvation Army. I told her about my car and in my eyes it's always been perfect, but because of the year and mileage she explain that they could not give it away to a family in need but they could auction it off. I was a little dismayed but she said that the proceeds help the charity. After my dream of giving my car to someone in need slipped away I realized that this is probably the best option. My car has never given me any major issues but what if it did after it was given to someone in need. That would not be good for them. Then she explained how the tax deduction worked and I was happy with that. So I told her to come and get it.
Two days later I got a call from a towing company asking me to set up a pick up time. We set a time for the following day for 2:00PM....and nothing. Then 5 minutes later the driver called me and apologized for running late. He would be there by 2:30 or we could reschedule. I told him I was here and would wait cause I had a half day off anyways. He showed a few minutes before his estimated time of arrival and loaded her up.
A couple of weeks later I got my tax deduction in the mail from charity cars. All in all I was very happy. Talked to a representative that knew her job and explained the procedure, had a professional tow truck driver that took her away and a tax deduction to boot, and most of all the money was spent of helping people.
Sorry this is so long but I am a skeptic type of person. I learned a lot about donating a car. If you're thinking of doing it I recommend Charity cars, but again “Do Your Research” I'm pretty sure after you see the percentages that actually goes to the cause... you'll be donating to them also.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My donation process went smoothly. I called and spoke with a very knowledgeable & patient agent who thoroughly explained how the program works and they answered all my questions. I provided them with the vehicle information and was told that it did not meet the giveaway standards and if I was okay with the vehicle being auctioned. They explained that all the proceeds will benefit the charity. They explained how the tax deduction works and had a tow company call me to make all the pickup arrangement. I did not even have to be there when they picked up, which workout great since I work long hours. I received my tax receipt in the mail as promised. I will definitely used them again and certainly recommend them to anyone.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Charity Cars for donating a vehicle to my family when we were hit by so many
tragedies . We could not see the end of our dark tunnel and the lack of transportation was one of the obstacles we encounter to get us to our doctors appointments which were so critical . I feel they were sincerely moved with our situation and as soon as they had a car available they called us and blessed our family with the gift of love and a car to make our
doctors appointments possible . I thank Charity cars for all the hard work they do 7 days a week and I thank the donors that make this dream possible .

7 Breana B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi my name is breana breaux i have been struggling to make ends meet for my kids and i i dnt want to lose my job and my son is starting school i have no way to get him there my 8month old have doctor appointments i have no family where im at plz plz help.

Review from Guidestar

2 Darissa D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Hello my name is Doris and I am from Omaha Nebraska I've been struggling for over 3 years trying to keep a job because I have no solid transportation no one wants to hire me because of that and also I have been fired from at least three jobs due to Transportation issues please anything helps

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A few days ago my 18 yr old daughter flipped my suv twice in a gravel road (she is ok thank goodness) but the top of my car is just smashed. I'm a single mom of 5 and now Idk how I'm gonna be able to go to work. For the next few days I have a ride but my job requires a vehicle and I have no money to get one. I'm a huge believer in paying it forward and if I could get a little help it would be forever appreciated and I will reciprocate. Thank you so much in advance for just taking the time to read my story.
Sencerely, Misty

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Carmen I have 3 little girls a 3month old 1yr old in 5yr I can't work because I have no car can take kids to school because I have no transportation I'm not going to write a sad story to get more views I really need help I desperately need a car I've walked my whole pregnancy no help from family because most sick or have their on life I pray someone help us out soon

4 Christopher H.6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I'm a struggling man trying to get back on my feet just lost a 6 year relationship an everything else..I have a job but have it hard getting back an forth..I depend on my mom an she has a life to live of her own..I just need a blessing for GOD an a chance for a fresh start..thank you!!!

1 Seal A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Single and I'm all alone and I have one child he has to walk to school in freezing weather and raining weather and I'm disabled and I have no way of getting him to school or back from home and I can't walk I can't move around I can't do anything for myself please I'm asking you guys to please help me with a car.

2 George M.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

They used to be very good, but a change will not allow me too vote and recently cannot access any friends. Desire to get new account any transfer my account over. Will no longer recommend to friends, etc.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a 50 yr old male, my health isn't the greatest last year I contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever along with Lyme tick disease, I have a bad heart along with COPD I had a car that fell apart beyond fixing to get me back an forth to the doctor in St Louis which I have been going twice a month I am unable to work right now because unable to get to doctors for treatment like I am supposed to go because of no money or car. I have been denied social security which is going to a hearing mediaid has taken my insurance away because of it is 193 miles round trip to my doctor's none of the doctors down hear wants to treat me because of the doctors in St Louis.if I had transportation I could be treated an be able to get back to work maybe

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Me and my children have been through a lot of trials I was in a domestic relationship since we have been living in motels can't find a place hard with no car I have 2 grandson s with me it gets hard taking the bus I need to work to make it out here I don't want to depend on a man all I need is my kids and a car so I can work please help us

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a fifty-one year old lady with a disability. I have raised three children one of whom has a diagnosis of autism.
I was born in Albuquerque, NM. I was placed in foster care. There I was sexually abused until I ran away at the age of fourteen.
On the streets, I experienced much abuse. I turned to alcohol to numb the pain... At the age of 17, I was a full blown alcoholic.
At twenty-fourth four I was able to get sober. I stayed sober for sixteen.years, then I was given a addictive drug from a psychiatrist, after I had told him I could not take narcotics. I trusted that he wouldn't.
I don't remember taking the first drink, because I was high on the prescribed drug that had triggered my addiction. I ended up in an abusive relationship and homeless.
After eight years of drinking and abuse, I am now sober and no longer allowing that man in my life.
I live in transitional housing and I am going back to college as well as working. I am in need of a vehicle to get me around, seeing that the bus system where I live is terrible.

Thank you for your time and may God bless you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Desira and I am in my mid-20s. I am in desperate need of a car. Back in 2015 I was in a very deadly car accident with you results that left me with a half of my left leg and totaled my car. I haven't been able to get/afford another one. I am on very very low income that makes it basically impossible to afford a car but not to take care of one. I am asking for help to get a car so that I can further my education I am going to Rose State College in January 2019 or electronic engineering. Also I am looking around for a job but it's really hard to find a job that I am able to walk to. I am very limited on how far I can walk I cannot walk past 2 miles at the moment. I am just wanting to finally get up on my feet and better myself. In November I finally got into my very first apartment. Now I am working on furthering my education and trying to find employment. If I can get help any type of help I would very much gladly appreciate it. God bless you and thank you for reading.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am disable but yet very active with a 15 year old son in sports etc and have trouble making events due to no vehicle and desperately am in need of one asap

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I need transportation I'm caring for my daughter that can't work and has 3 kids and I only receive SS and it's very hard with no vechicle I have Dr appointments and my insurance only cover 12 trips 6 going and 6 coming and I see 4 Drs and have not been able to see all and to get my meds I hope and.pray I qualify.Etc

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mother that recently separated from my abusive husband. I left with a few clothes and the car that we purchased together. I ended up living in the car with our five children until I couldn't anymore and finally contacted a shelter and that's where we are now. I lost my car because he had the car repossessed and lost all of our possessions. I am now working and trying to find us a place but it is extremely hard with no vehicle and small children.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is anaysha I'm 22 I have 3 sons, I work 2 jobs and I live in a area where I have no family , I don't have daycare because I can't afford to get on the bus to take them because of the schedule it runs with me living on the highway, I got out of a 5 yr abusive realtionship with there dad and I'm trying to go to college for nerologyand take care of them on my own, I pay a Friend 120 for watching them it along with all kids needs rent ,bills ,if I had a vechicle I would be able to do daycare cause it wouldn't affect my hours at work because I could get them 3 times faster then the bus and I could finally go to college. It would mean the world if someone could help us out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I've been struggles cause I got ran over by a drunk man it broke my leg and ankle its been hard for me to get back forth to doctor cause I been in a whhl chair by me going back forth to doctor I found out I am a die beatie and they found a spot on my lung I can really use a car soon to get back and forth and be able to see my son

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am in need for a car I can't get to my Dr I can't get to the supermarket I had breast cancer and I need a way to get around I'm on disability and I'm trying very hard to survive I really could use some help I try to be an independent person but I feel like that I want to give up because I can't have a way of getting around and people don't like taking you around so please if you can find it in your heart if you could help me I would deeply appreciate it thank you so much

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am trying to help a disabled friend who is in need of a car. Caroline Johnson is a disabled senior who is 62 years old. She had been driving a 20+ year old van that was falling apart. The van is now not drivable. Caroline has many health issues, suffering 2-heart attacks, a mini-heart attack and two strokes. She does not have access to a computer. Her income is $770 a month. She is on disability and after paying her bills she lives on $20 a month. She has many doctor appointments and some of her specialists are 30-40 miles away from her home. She lives in a trailer park that does not have transportation access because it is out of the city. She does not have family where she lives, and the family that she does have are as poor as she is. Caroline has lost some of her abilities and often has me help her to do things. Unfortunately I live about 40 miles from her and am unable to help her out with transportation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Hi im 35 i have meber had a job nor my own place im get old and have learned frpm my mistakes and had hard life growin up on my own since 13 and im very smart ready hard q orker just need a littlw boost im donw walkin thanks so much chasaady rae

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm on disability I got a vehicle at blue-collar in councilbluffs Iowa and they sold me a vehicle that I only made two payments and the engine is going out and transmission and they won't do anything about it and I took all the money. I had to put towards down payment and now I don't know what I'm going to do I need a truck because I do scrapping and now I don't have a vehicle and I can't come up with the month to fix it I need a truck donated to me all I get a month from social security is 900.00a month I need help

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello my name is ken i am on disabilty i need a car or pickup to get around to try to work to go to store go to doctor i have three kinds of arthartist my whole body is always in pain i pray to god for help please thankyou

2 Christy P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I think that this program is a well needed thing to have in this time of life it gets pretty tough for some of us out there at times with the economy and all the prices constantly rising . It's getting tougher to make ends meet on the SSID check I get as small as 750.00 a month heck by the time I pay my out rascious light bill and rent heck I don't even have enough to buy my self ice cream or a soda, lead aloan a vehicle to get everywhere I need to go I have to ask someone to take me and to all my appointments doctors, food, where ever I have to. I'm 53yrs.old and never thought I would have to ask someone else.So I'm hoping and praying that this program can help me in some way and I could go out there and help someone else in need of help as well cause I surely know how it is.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

My name is Jessica Lynn Cranford,I have a lot of health issues and I don't have any insurance to go to the doctor and I got brain damage in 2013 and while i was in the hospital my car was stolen and it's not easy for me to get a job without a car and and without a job i can't get into seeing a doctor. I'm not the kind of person that ask for help I've always worked for what I have but I've also always had a car so it's been very difficult for me to keep a job and save money to pay for a car and my health isn't very good at all I haven't been able to stand for more than 3 hours at a time because my legs swell up and hurt so bad i can barely walk and I'm having pain in my head and neck that's so painful I hit the floor and that's been going on for about 5 months, with brain damage it could possibly be something very serious and without a car and job I can't find out what's going on with me and I have a 23 year old daughter and granddaughter that needs me because they won't have anyone else if something happens to me. thank you so much for letting me tell you my story. Very much in need of a vehicle.

3 KeisaRuffin41

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Hi I'm a 40 year old mother of an awesome 15 year old. I am disabled. I have degenerative disc disease in my spine and a tumour my liver. After Hurricane Harvey destroyed Houston Texas it has been so difficult to get back on our feet I've been sick since 2011. I have had to cash in my 401k all my savings is gone we have no transportation. My son has special needs we really need a car to get him tp his physical therapy and counseling sessions. For our mental and spiritual health it is imperative that we get our lives back in order as soon as possible. Thank you for your shoulder, your ear and your time.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had z car but it was giving to my son I have no job because I get to a job I'm a battered x woman .I deid on april32016 4x I had 3broken rubs .ripped liver torn spleen and I still have as 2cm cyst on my brain from trama to the head I have a SShaple spline it's be a ruff life but I'm broke and I want to work I have a driver license up to date my name is Wanda Davis from Rio Linda ca thanks

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Hi my name is carol green i need to get back and forth to work in chruch.i have a daughter and grand babies

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am 64-year-old mother who has raised her son as a single mother. My son was in Iraq for over a year and I have not known his whereabouts for 3 years now. I believe he has PDSD and I worry about him. I have been very sick with liver & kidney end stage disease. I also have both wrists broken, and I am isolated home bound with no friends. A car would help so much to get back into society and help cure my chronic depression. I have worked very hard during my life and had been working when I broke my wrists. I don't want to accept my problems...I want to overcome them and enjoy being free with the donation of a car. Bless this nonprofit agency and the hope they give people at low times in their lives! Thank youfor reading this. I cannot afford buying a car on my SSDisability, but I would love to be able to do volunteer work teaching reading, and I would still love to learn playing the cello, two passions I have. I can't use public buses due to my brittle bones. But there is so much I can still do with the help of a car. Thank you & blessings to all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful chance for a low income family to gain hope and push forward

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Need a car to go to work. Not making enough money to buy a car. Mom cannot help.me. I can't get a very good job, because of anxiety problems around some jobs. Seeing pychiotrist for my anxiety. But still need to work. But need transportation. I am 34 yrs old. Feel like a dummy not having a vehicle. I'm begging, please help me.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a Dissabled woman with no trasportation with a 4 year old little girl and need a vehicle to get to school and doctors and shopping and food banks thank you for providing this kind of help I'm searching for

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello,
My name is Jacki. I am a 46 yr old mom with a special needs child. I walk several miles to work. I ♡my job and I want to keep it, but it is not always easy in this Portland weather . Life would be easier if I had the freedom to go to all the required appointments for my son and take him fun places, if only there was a way. This will be my first car and my first driver's license ever.I believe it is never too late to follow your dreams. Please help me make this dream a reality for a mom with a child on the Autism spectrum. Much love and respect to this awesome charity and those who make it happen for people in need. ♡Jacki

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a mom of 11 year old boy who doesn’t get to enjoy school extra curricular because of no transportation. I am also a daughter of a terminally ill mom. I would love to have a reliable car to help my son and mom engage in a better life. Thank you in advance for any donations.

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Donor

Rating: 1

I waited over 24 hrs. for their contracted towing service to pick up the car and was told after calling, it would be 2 hours, they just got too busy to show up. Finally came next day after several more calls. Then i get an invoice that says it won’t be given to a needy person but sold at auction. No indication that an older car still in excellent condition, also with new tires car and passing recent state inspection would not qualify for this gift. Too late after transfer to find their apparent very narrow criteria for donation vs. auction.Ask for criteria BEFORE!

Comments ( 1 )

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Original Charity C. 08/23/2018

We apologize if our program was not clear enough but we strive to be as transparent as possible and have explained our process thoroughly on our "Car Donation Process" page found here https://800charitycars.org/car-donation-process.html

3 cisco143

Client Served

Rating: 5

Charity Cars, Inc. is a wonderful organization that helps people in dire and desperate need for a new car for transportation purposes to places like Medical and Doctors Appointments, Jobs and places of employment, schools for them or for their children and important errands like to the store or market to buy food and groceries. I have joined this organization to see about getting a new car to be able to take my Father who is 85 years to his needed Doctors Appointments as well as help me obtain a job and/or steady employment to help bring some needed money to my household. Charity Cars, Inc. is a great program that will help people to not let not having a car for transportation keep them down.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi! My name is Ana E. Moreno, I moved to Florida from Puerto Rico after the pass of hurricane Maria. It's been hard for me and my family to find a car. I can't go to work without a car so I feel like I'm stuck and I'm not progressing because I also want to study I want to be a doctor to help those in needs,my mom can't do her stuff without a car, it's difficult for us to move around without a car. We don't have our own play to stay and it's really difficult staying at my grandma's one bedroom apartment and one of my brothers it's staying at another family member house, I just wish someone could help us for this time. I promise I'll pay it forward, Than you!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm a 52 year old grandmother raising my three beautiful granddaughters ten eight and six and I need help with a vehicle to get them to the counseling did Dr the dentist grocery shopping laundromat daily needs doctor's appointments and if anyone could find it in your heart to help me I would be very appreciative we need a vehicle so very desperately I don't mind raising my three but grandbabies I love them they're my heart but it'll be a lot easier if I had a vehicle where I could get them where they got to go thank you. Had a beautiful it's a 94 Ford Ranger and it's not running any longer and I don't have the money to invest in it but I am in desperate need of transportation to take care of my grandkids they've been through enough

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Toni and I live in Tupelo ms where there's no public transportation here so I'm trying desperately to get a vehicle to gain back my independence. I'm a dialysis patient which takes alot of my time an doing simple things like grocery shopping or picking up my meds is always difficult. I have great friends who take me places I need to be such as doctors appointment and even have taken me 3 hours drive to my transplant review! I don't even have extra money to give for gas. I feel terrible about it. Just awful feeling

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This helps people that are in crisis and of need of a car get a car so they can become productive citizens and eventally pay it forward to someone less fourtunate. Or donate of cars to receive them at prices made affordable.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I do two or three times a month, give a donation to families and for myself, instead of buying extra stuff that is not needed, like shoes or fast food ect. I am broke and we have nothing but if I can help just one family then maybe it will come back for us and 10 fold. That's what my Mom and Grandmother used to say and now I believe it. God Bless and Happy Easter all!

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3 jmdjbc1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Julia and I am new to this site and have found myself with this huge smile on my face to read the reviews and stories of the life changing acts of caring and making a difference to make so many peoples lives better.

Even to just make one isolated person feel that up lifting experience that they were no longer trapped in isolation, depression, and loneliness, and could just be able to drive to the store for groceries and smile at someone in the grocery store.

This organization and its stories restores my faith and believe that there are still good people out there that care and can make a difference in someones life.

This is my life i live on disability have lost all that I have worked for all my life my home my car my dignity. I have become very isolated which only adds to my disability and its many debilitating effects and tolls it takes on me daily. I do not get out to doctor appointments which means i do not get the medications i should be on to help, and i literally sleep my life away. I wake up eat and go back to sleep, I do not have TV cannot afford to pay for TV....lol living on SSDI, (nothing income=homelessness) moreover I will be homeless on May 15, 2017. I feel as if i have lost all hope and then find this site and well it restored my hope that there may still be a chance for so many in my situation including myself i cannot tell you how many of us are out there and so many that do not have internet access to know of such organizations like this one that are out there that can actually make a difference and help so many.

Some of the stories brought tears to my eyes but with a huge smile of happiness for the peoples stories i have read and the great things this organization did to make that difference for them : )

5 Lynne48

Donor

Rating: 2

Blue book value of my car was over $2,000. Only 84,000 miles on it and new tires. They likely sold it for only a fraction of what it was worth and I only got a $500 deduction... So there is a dealer making $ off of my charitable contribution. That leaves a sour taste in my mouth. If the $2,000 went to help people, I wouldn't be bothered about the tax deduction, but everyone would have been better off if I sold it myself and donated the $ to a different charity. They did tell me that they planned to sell my car, but I figured it would be for closer to what the value was. Back out if they tell you that they will sell your car!

7 rose41054

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was Awarded a 2004 Mercury Sable in 2014 by Free Charity Cars . The car was barely driven & had just 25,000 Original Miles on it, all leather, fully loaded !! You cannot ask for a better charity that helps others in need. Please do not listen to the negativity about this organization. I have known Many people who have received a FREE vehicle ,including my own Brother. If you're in need, please sign up, all you have to do is vote for others to help them and promote the charity. Some things in Life are Free !! You better believe it Friend :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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Donor

Rating: 1

Disappointed in this charity!!! Donated our vehicle with only 110,000 miles and running perfectly (brand new tires I might add and work done recently) only to be given a receipt that it wouldn't be given to a disadvantaged individual so I can only deduct $500 rather than the $1800 that it was worth. Steer clear people. I will never again do this. Head to Salvation Army to donate like I did in the past.

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Original Charity C. 12/27/2017

Our website is very clear-we have a Pre-approval process where donors can be 100% certain before they donate that we will provide their car to a family. We are the ONLY national charity with the mission to provide vehicles free to families. Vehicles must be road worthy and have value to be selected for our giveaway program. The Salvation Army sells all their vehicles so this donors deduction would have been the same . We never wish to disappoint anyone but donors must read our website and follow directions. as we have made our process perfectly clear.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, I'm new at this... but giving everything I can to figure this out.

Im a new mother; I have a 3 week old daughter and I just turned 18, of October 2016.
I was in job corps for 8 months working on my GED and my trade. Sadly, I only left with my trade completed and 2 out of 4 of the classes for my GED.

I live in a very small town and am raising my daughter on my own. No car, and no job till she hits 6 weeks. In order to get my GED, I'm in classes 2 days a week. My classes though, of course, aren't in my town... so I have to travel an hour to another town to take them using my grandmothers car. Her struggling with money for gas for work bothers me when it comes to me having to use her gas too. She gets paid once a month so we are right on money.. I'm on WIC so that helps with my daughter's needs.

It would be really helpful if I had my own vehicle so I could get to my classes, look for a decent job to go with my trade experience, and to look for a good daycare for my daughter during those hours..
Please pray and help my daughter and I with this , it would be great!