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Causes: Education, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: To solicit vehicle donations to help support Texans Can Academies. The proceeds from the sale of the vehicles goes directly to support the 13 high schools throughout Texas. The proceeds help provide eye glasses, transportation to and from school, clothing, basic needs, computers, equipment and building improvements. Our goal is to graduate thinkers and we do this by teaching kids to read and think. For over 31 years we have served over 141,000 students thanks to generous donations from people like you. Some of these kids break the cycle by being the first in their immediate and extended families to graduate and without you, none of it would be possible.

Results: Texans Can started in 1985 helping kids in juvenile services with everything from education to job training. We later expanded its services to high school dropouts. In 1995, Texans Can became one of the first 20 Texas charter schools. Today, Texans Can is expanding throughout the country with more than 67% of graduates going on to post-secondary education. Over 2,200 students graduated in 2017 with the help of our car donation program. With your help, we can change thousands more. Please donate. Read our donors comments - https://greatnonprofits.org/org/cars-for-kids-1

Target demographics: High School Dropouts

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,500 students with more than 2,200 students receiving their high school diploma in 2017

Geographic areas served: Texas

Programs: High School Diplomas

Community Stories

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

From the call to the pick up of vehicle...24 Hours. Great service. I would do it again if need be.

Donor

Rating: 5

Cars for Kids came to get car next day at designated time.
Easy process and friendly, helpful people.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated 2 vehicles to Texas Can - Car for Kids and it was one of the easiest donations I have ever made. They make is so easy on the person donating. I refer them to others.

Mercedes D.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I called this nonprofit in order to get my son's car removed from his parking space since the car was inoperable. The person that took the call was very nice and scheduled the car to be picked up within a day. They arrived within the time frame given to me. The tow truck driver was also pleasant. I gave him the keys and title and he removed the car from the premises. It was a big relief for me. Within a few weeks I received a tax form with the amount the car donation was worth. It was icing on the cake. I would highly recommend them.

Donor

Rating: 5

The entire process of donating my vehicle was effortless and seamless. I was updated as to what I needed to do and what to expect from the time I called to donate to the car being picked up.

Donor

Rating: 5

Texans Can was great to work with. They helped me through the entire process, had wonderful follow-up and follow through on some challenges;however they knew exactly what to do to make the process incredibly simple.

Donor

Rating: 5

My 10 year old car was towed to the repair shop and then we decided not to invest anymore money to repair it. I went online to donate the car and within minutes a friendly representative from Texans Can- Cars for Kids called to complete the donation. It took only a few short minutes to collect all the info on my car, make arrangements for the title and car to be released to them. Within weeks I was notified that the car had been sold at auction for WAY more than the dealership had offered as a trade in value. This is my second car to donate to this organization and BOTH experiences exceeded my expectations!

Donor

Rating: 5

We recently donated a roadside assistance vehicle from our company's LBJ Operations & Maintenance team. We were excited to partner with Texans Can - Cars for Kids because we love to give back to the local community. We also enjoy finding ways to support the next generation whether it be through STEM education or something like this. We thought this was a great way to help out even more! Throughout the whole donation process, Texans Can was very professional and took their time to explain each step. They were very proactive via email and even called me several times to discuss things even further. Each member of their team seemed to know exactly what was going on and what step we were on in the donation process. Setting up a day/time for pick up was also very easy and flexible. I knew exactly what to expect when they came to pick up our vehicle. We recently got the news that our vehicle was sold! Like I said, the Texans Can team is professional, communicates effectively and is very friendly! Thank you all for what you do for Texas! We are happy to have partnered with you all this year.

Donor

Rating: 4

From the beginning of the donation process everything went smooth and quick. Everyone I spoke with was very kind and gracious. The transaction was recorded and a copy sent to me for tax records. I am very happy that a well used and worn out automobile can get another life helping others.

Donor

Rating: 5

Had an old jet ski in my garage for a number of years. Thought the kids would one day take it off our hand, no such luck. Fortunately Texan Can Cars for Kids came to the rescue. With one call the folks at TCCFK graciously accepted my offer of a donation of this jet ski. I filled out a questionnaire provided photos of our donation items and within no time we had established a pickup time. The gentlemen that came out to pick up the jet ski was very professional and made this transaction very simple.

I would highly recommend that anyone having a car or any other item that can be sold at auction consider donating these item(s) to Texans Can - Cars for Kids.

Thank you all for your great attitude making this donation possible.

John D.

Gilbert W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The engine on our Civic overheated and cracked the engine block. With 150,000+ miles on the odometer we would be lucky to get $500 for a trade-in. I contacted Texans Can. They were courteous and professional. They handled all the steps necessary to transfer the car. I have a tax writeoff for more than 3 times what the dealership would have given me. I will happily recommend this organization to anyone.

J Richard T.

Donor

Rating: 5

It was an excellent experience. Everything was exactly as I was told that it would be done. Would definitely do it again!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dead car In the attached garage

Have used this organization before so called number on cute refrigerator magnet

Arranged pickup time & they call the morning of pickup to confirm & better yet they showed up at the time they said they would

Nice guys does his thing
Leave you paperwork
It is painless

Slo

Brian Trey B.

Donor

Rating: 2

Heard about them on KRLD radio on a promotion for two Texas Ranger Baseball tickets or a $50 gift card when you donate your car. I did and did not receive it, Very sad. If you orffer an incentive you should follow through.

Donor

Rating: 5

The people at Texans Can were great, very helpful and made sure the whole transaction was smooth and as little effort on our part as possible. Great communication and follow through. I have no regrets whatsoever and would recommend them to anyone who ha s a vehicle they need to get rid of.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've donated 2 vehicles and each time the process was so easy and smooth. They picked up the cars, took care of everything and I loved the tax write off! Best of all, the work they do here in DFW is simply amazing. They're changing lives for the better and I'm so proud to donate to them.

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm proud to donate to Cars for Kids. This is a great team of people committed to helping kids who would never have a second chance at a high school education not only graduate from high school but go on to college. Cars for Kids opened my eyes to the importance of helping local kids get a fair shot at an education and a better life.

Keith N.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful, transparent, never deviating from their mission. It's all about the kids.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've seen first hand the great work they do raising money for the Texas Can Academies

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have personally witnessed great work that Cars for Kids does for local kids in need of help and second chance. Through its car donation program, Cars for kids is helping thousands of kids get their education and high school diploma. These kids are not only given an education, but more importantly given an opportunity to succeed in life. Cars for Kids changes lives and provides an invaluable service to the community.

Mark Compton
Frisco, TX