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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

711 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the best way to help someone get their life on track or even save lives. You truly have no idea. Without a vehicle its hard to have a job. Its impossible if sick and need to get to doctors hospitals. U can't get to grocery store or laundromat. Maybe u have no home it's a place to b warm out of cold rain or snow. U can help change a life n get a tax break come on do the right thing donate today. May God bless u for your help

2 Marion9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Charity cars is a great non profit they help people all over the country. It's easy to sign up and you get to meet people from all over. You hear stories from everyone and they try and keep you up to date on what is happening in there lives. Some stories are really sad, so no matter how hard your life is there is someone out there having problems worse than you are. And when you get help and people stay to support the ones that are still waiting to get help. That is a great thing. When they stay to help others after they have been helped

1 Ame F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a lady with a disability which only allow me short periods of time of being physical. I live in Ohio, and worked here for many years. I joined FCC to help myself and others achieve mobility to be more self reliant. There is so much support here for one another. Voting, transferring votes and promoting. The saying " People help people who help themselves" is so true vote and receive votes. Cars are given according to donations, promotions, votes, and being active. You can not sign up and leave, you have to participate as well. Thank you so much FCC for building something for many to work toward and help some one else.

Msmimi56

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Client Served

Rating: 3

I am a single mother of two kids a newborn and a 18 month old infant I don't have anything a car or a job to get to and i struggle to find a babysitter I also want to go back to school. I also need transportation for doctors appointment please help me out any,donations would be great.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This a nonprofit organization. For the people who need our given for the living in this life we need the world of provieder to help each other get around now let's go .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PLEASE HELP!
I have a 5month old daughter and I am currently working but I am having difficulty getting to work and desperately need transportation. I don't know what I will do if I loose my job or even where I will live. Please HELP I am doing all I can and cant afford much. I want to be able to keep my job to provide for my daughter. If i have transportation I will be able to make it. Please if there is anything anyone can do please help.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am starting over at 50 years old after a long abusive relationship. I have nothing what he didn't steal from me he took with him when he left. I am disable and have no help. My Mother Father and Brother passed away in the last 3 years. I have been filling out applications playing lottery's and games doing surveysbfor over 6 months. I have carpel tunnel in my hands and wrists they hurt so bad. Cry a while and pray a while. I don't have a computer Ido what I can get on my phone I have worked day and night and filled out hundreds if applications and I still haven't seen one penny. My car has been broke down for over 6 months and I am looking for a place to live. I have been trying to get by on 733 smooth SSI and I owe more than that in bills. I feel likebI am all alone. I have no one to help me. I try so hard. Evedentley Im not doing something rite. I should have got something afterball these months if hard work and staying up working day and night. Can someone please help me. I'm about ready to give up. Im at the end of my rope.anything you could do wouldbe greatly appreciated. Thank you. Carolyn Bernard

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization offers people a chance to get a car at no cost (other than obtaining license and registration). Many people are not in a position to afford a new or even a used car.
Hopefully more people will be willing to donate their cars to help others in need.
So many need reliable transportation to go to the doctor(s) and grocery shopping and many other places. Some live in areas without public transportation or the transportation where they live is limited or non-existent. Some can't even rely on friends, family or neighbors.
There are many organizations where you can donate your car but with this one, it actually offers a chance to receive a car as with the other organizations -they don't.

9 Karlyn Paige C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for the hopeful oppurtinity I am so very blessed to havethis opportunity... Please vote daily for some this our only hope

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Client Served

Rating: 4

i am commenting for the second time today.because now i ve read other peoples stories and how this org. really helps needy people and makes them happy.when i get my check i will make a small donation.i applied today im just looking over comments

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I came to work and pay college money.. And study USA colleges. I have worked 4 months and almost all money gave to my debt.. All my friends have car and they working delivery man.. Study and work, pay college money dificult.. So i want work delivery man it a little easy and i will have a lot free times..and i want study these times.. About 3,4 years i have been wishing to have own car.. Any car.. God will help me Inshaallah thank you

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Im a single dad raising 3 kids that I have full custody of im having a hard time finding work because I cant get a car

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm so glad their are organizations willing to help single moms as well as others in need as well. It gives hope and faith that good things can and do happy from people who truly care and enjoy making dreams come true everyday

8 Sandra101

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Free Charity Cars is a nonprofit organization that truly cares about the people who come to them for assistance. The FCC staff works hard to maintain the site and to procure vehicles which can be given to their members who are in need. The service is totally free and non-discriminating. Of course recipients situation is verified before they receive a vehicle. This is part of the many tasks undertaken by the FCC staff. Along with helping persons who are less fortunate to obtain much needed transportation it helps the persons the opportunity to find some comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their plight. It provides the applicants with the opportunity to share their situation with the many others of like situations. The site provides the opportunity to interact with others if they want to give and to receive moral support. There is a feeling of purpose by helping others. It is therapeutic and many friendships are formed. FCC is truly a needed organization. Thanks to all

10 jem5456

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Free Charity Cars is a nonprofit like no others. Those who do not have financial resources to buy transportation for various reasons have hope that with a little time and effort every day, their lives can change. No tricks, no purchase required. It also serves as a reminder to all of us that have need that there are many others out there in the same boat, some who make our problems seem less devastating. They rely on the applicants themselves to promote the charity, a very novel and smart business approach. Very well done, FCC!! Jem5456. #ofcc

7 Suzy E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Free Charity Ceers is a Professional organization that helps people to become independent and builds their self esteem. The FCC has enlightened. So many people. The staff doesn't get enough credit for everthing that they do.

Susan Eader (Bamablue)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Charity Cars, Inc. is the best non-profit Organization EVER. 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.
Their mission is “To engage in activities that will uplift humanity”. Struggling families nationwide apply for a free charity car at the organization’s car distribution website www.FreeCharityCars.org. The website was designed to make the process of choosing who receives a free vehicle as fair as possible by providing a forum where individuals can engage the public and pro-actively pursue their dream of car-ownership. FCC members invest “sweat equity” by voting for others and promoting the charity. The website also provides the charity with the ability to quickly identify qualified recipients in communities nationwide and to match each donated vehicle with each prospective applicant’s specific need. Surprisingly, the unique website has organically morphed into an ever expanding, caring online community offering compassion and hope to struggling Americans.
I feel that I am a very Lucky person to be a member of Charity Cars.
Susan Eader
Bamablue

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6 Cassandra14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Cassandra, I'm a single mother of five girls 8,7,6,3.and 1 they are my life, This organization is helpful to all types of family and people in need especially a single mother like me I'm trying to find work and not having a car is harder to find a job plus my three older girls are in school this program gives me hope.

11 Katie133

Client Served

Rating: 5

I signed up two days ago because I need a car, I'm disabled, a domestic violence survivor, and under the poverty level. But what I didn't expect to find was something incredible.....I should've known, since I have FAITH in God, but the feeling of GIVING away my votes, 200 at a time to someone whose struggle is worse than mine was so very fulfilling. I actually can't wait to "empty" out my votes each day. I look for others to lift up and share God's love with.
This site is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!!!!!

Katie

3 Lynn100

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The fact that this site gives people hope as well as those that have been car recipients get back on track is phenomenal. I vote daily as I feel part of a community that truly understand the hardships from illnesses to unfortunate circumstances.