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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

710 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

P.A.L.A.N.T.E Harlem is an organization which I happened upon through my interest in NYC Housing issues . They sponsored a Two day conference on the subject that addressed many of the issues confronting low income renters in a constructive and informative manner. They had expert speakers from government and the private real estate communities and allowed attendees to address their specific housing issues.
They are currently giving a three day workshop on Preventing Homelessness which is informative and effective.

8 Shonna

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to help people because I know what its like yo be in a bind and stuck without a car or just feeling hopeless. This organization is giving out hope to people who need it. What a great organization. God bless the endeavors and those who donate.

8 EarthAngel

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I commend FCC for the great work they are doing to help people everywhere, of all walks of life! Whenever I read the heart-felt stories of people who are going through hardships, it really touches my soul and sometimes I can't help but cry, then I find myself wishing that I could do more to help. Even though I'm in need of a vehicle, whenever I read the stories, I quickly take my mind off my problems and focus on helping others, so I come to the site every day just to give my votes and I also promote the Site, in hopes that some individual or family will soon be the recipient of a Motor Vehicle. My prayers go out to all of those who are in need and I would like to personally thank FCC (Brian) and Staff for doing an outstanding job in making dreams come true, giving hope to the hopeless and changing lives for the better! And whether I receive a car or not, thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this big, growing family; I have gained a lot of friends and acquaintances along the way, which is a reward within itself. If you all would like, please feel free to visit the Site and read my story and say hello while you're there. Thanks and God Bless! Follow this link to view my page... http://freecharitycars.org/user/earthangeluv

5 Erik F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is truly wonderful! I was skeptical at first, I see they are awarding vehicles to people like me that need a vehicle desperately, I vote everyday, I promote their pages , I have read so many stories of people in crisis , If I should be awarded a vehicle it will change my life significantly .go to my link to read about my situation, FCC has given me hope where there was none left.Thank you so much FCC . http://www.freecharitycars.org/user/erikfrene

3 Rachel151

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have personally witnessed this organization give out not just cars, but hope! Its hard to find organizations this genuine. Charity Cars Inc. has created an online community that's full of love, kindness and compassion. I look forward to logging into this website everyday, not just in hopes to receive a vehicle, but to receive motivation and support from Free Charity Cars (FCC) staff as well as FCC members. This organization is truly heaven sent.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Charity Cars offers hope, camaraderie and the feeling you are doing something positive towards changing a bad situation. After a few days you start to want EVERYONE to get a car. Thanks CC for making hard lives easier.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This organization works with family in all types of ways. 1. To get cars to people/families that are low-income, disabled, or honestly working trying to make a living. 2. Helps people to stay focuses, positive and hopeful. 3. helps people to connect to others that are going through similar situations. Since I have joined and applied I have been graced by beautiful people. I have been able to talk to others who really understand my situations and needs. We are able to encourage each other and spread the word in hope that we all can receive a vehicle soon.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization. As a single mother I am in desperate need of a working car. This organization is helping me get back on my feet again after my ex stopped paying child support and caused me to lose our car. I'm grateful for an organization that steps up to help single moms who are trying to be the best moms they can be alone.

2 sherwin954

Client Served

Rating: 5

So many desperate people need that little extra to help them get ahead in life. Charity Cars is an organization that has helped many people just do that by receiving donated cars and giving them to people in need of transportation to get to Doctors or just to get to the Grocery Store.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i became disabled in 1999 from work hurt my wrist and i still have some problems with it till this day i am a domestic violence survivor since 2001 my boyfriend is also disabled and my 72 year old mom lives with us she has arthritis bad and can't walk to good i make sure she is taking care of.when i got the call in dec 2014 that i got a car it was a great blessing for me and y family i am so greatful to freecharitycars for the car i can' thank them enough for the blessing they gave me they have changed my life i am so thankful for the car they are great people and they help people who needs help now all me and my family needs is a better place to live in my state where we live now is to small and needs repairs that the landlord won't do there is mold in the basement and outside steps are bad in the bathroom since jan 2015 there is a soft spot in the floor but he says the stuff that is on the boards has seprated the sink water in the bathroom smells like sewage the water filter doesn't work and he says he is not going to replace it the water is not safe to drink we ave been looking for a place but the prices are crazy and we can't afford it

4 Kelley5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been an independent paraplegic since I was 15 years old. When my long-term disability through work was cut I had to give my car back to the bank. I just signed up for Free Charity Cars, and I pray to be a recipient so I can get to doctors I need to regain my health and independence. The community of FCC is wonderful! We all get to vote for each other, and some of the members who have received a car stay on to help others. I thank not only FCC for giving us the hope we need, but also those generous people who donate cars to FCC. Everyone has a story, and we all get to support one another. It's nice that there is an organization like this for those of us who are not veterans, although there are veterans on the FCC site. I was injured too young to be a veteran, and there are not many organizations for non-veterans. I truly thank FCC for giving me the hope that I will be able to live-the hope I need to keep pushing forward.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I wish I knew about this fabulous charity site, but I had to find out the hard way. I have never ever been without a car since I was 17 and just a few days ago, HMFC came and got their car. I got behind just a few months, and was behind before but managed to get back on track, but someone at HMFC did not have a heart or want to work with me. So now for the first time in my life I am finding out what it is like to not have transportation, especially to the many doctor appointments that I have every month. I just registered yesterday but the outflow of caring people voting for me is overwhelming. I am a stranger to these wonderful people and there is a blog so we can exchange "Thank You's". I love this website, this charity and I recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in need like me. I was embarrassed but God doesn't give us what we can't handle I do believe that He coached me into the internet to search for help and I found FCC. All I had to do is some filling out information and the votes starting coming in. Have faith that things will work out, there are caring people in this world and they are on FCC.

3 ladyhawk

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My Jeep was stolen on Dec. 21, 2013 and there are no leads and I am on a limited income SSDA and can't afford to save for another vehicle and my sister and her grand babie's depend on me she has two granddaughters one just.turned three years old and she got guardingship on the three year old and DCF has custody of the almost two year old sister but she is placed with her sister at grandma's and my sister has been placed with her grandmother as grandparent, fosterparent and their using no transportation to get to doctor appointments and to pay rent and bills using no transportation against us and she we have had these two babie's since they were born and gave them love and caring and other things they needed we are just trying to keep Gods children together if you ,help we would appreciate that very much and if not that's OK just let us know one way or the other God Bless you all may the angles always watch over your families God Bless all my sisters and brothers in Christ we love you all

2 JuKai

Client Served

Rating: 5

FreeCharityCars is a remarkable non-profit. It gives families HOPE and it starts with a car. In turn, that hope is paid forward by members that have received a car through this nonprofit by helping other members get a chance to receive a car. With a car, families can search for jobs in these rough economic times, it gives freedom where some thought they were shut-ins, for some it gives us the convenience of attending our doctors appointments and shopping for groceries. In the act of kindness, FCC has given more than just car but has given hope, self-worth, dignity, freedom, a future to struggling families in US. This gesture in itself is priceless.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The one struggle that every one shares is not having a vehicle to take care of themselves or their dependents with everyday life necessities. FreeCharityCars gives that chance for a better life with each donated vehicle. I have been on the site since 2012 and am very appreciative of all the support that members give each other as well as individuals that vote to help those in need of a car.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been on charity cars for a while and everyone is so helpful and nice. Even if I don't win a vehicle I have met some really wonderful friends. Thank you for being an option to those in need. Charity cars changing the world with one act of kindness at a time.

1 Hamilton H.

Client Served

Rating: 3

Hi averyone,this is a site that help low-income familys,disable people and people who help others people. It's a site where your hard work will pay off on the long run but you have to put forth effort, dedicationand yoursweat equity In to it. You can have your freinds,family and neighbors who needs help and you can vote for them as well as they can vote for you and it also give you a chances to meet new people,read their storsto and know things about for you to help them on their journey as well as other people can help you on your journey. Referred by hamiltonandhamilton

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

hello my name is david weller I live in Shelton Washington I am 61 disabled been riding a bicycle for years but its getting harder all the time and it rains here a lot I would like to be able to pick up my grand kids and take them places ps I had to use my friends e- mail because I cant get into my e-mail so he let me use his bryan shewey sheweysr@gmail.com thank you very much david l weller 6-18-2015

1 biscuit7648

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Freecharitycar.com. THis organization has helped so many people get a vehicle. It is a great support system to stay connected w others who need a car. Thanks for being so great FCC !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Freecharitycars.org is an awesome organization ! Our 18-year-old son is in a need of a car to get back and forth to college so he signed up in the beginning of August to try to get help. We felt the love and hope of Brian and FCC members. Many members were people who were given care themselves. You can just feel that they all care so much. We have also met some amazing people through this organization in the process. I really like the idea behind FCC to put other members needs before your own, by voting and transferring your votes to other members. This organization has helped our family appreciate everything that we have and how very blessed our family is. Thanks so much FCC !
God Bless,
The Dougherty Family

4 linboons

Client Served

Rating: 5

LinBoons story: My car was stolen the day I lost my job approximately 7 years ago. I got it back, but the ignition was messed up. I went to a junk yard and got an ignition, but in order to drive the car, I had to use a hair dryer to start it. This meant that I could not turn off the car at appts, grocery store, etc. Finally last year, I was driving at night, and the ignition got too cold. The car just shut off and I drifted into a garage. The car was impounded and I could not afford to get it out. I had to sign the title over to the impound yard in lieu of payment. I was then stuck at my home because I am in final stage COPD. I also have degenerative disk disorder, and cannot walk more than less than a block. I cannot walk to or from public transportation. I have many doctors appointments, and cannot get to them. I am supposed to be on oxygen 24/7, but I try not to use it so much. It just seems like THE last resort, and I don't want to rely on it. I have 1 friend, but she is moving to another state, and I will not be able to go to the doctors, grocery shopping, prescriptions, etc. I have no family in this area at all...not even close. I desperately need a car. It will be hard to pay for the insurance but I can do it. I did it before on my income. I do own my house, without a mortgage, which helps, but I still only get $755 a month in cash, and $100 a month in food stamps. Thank you for your consideration!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a member of this great organization, I am disabled, unable to come up with the funds funds to replace my car that is now beyond repair. I live in a rural area where there is no public transportation and no family nearby to help with rides. Hoping for a car so that I can remain independent. Please donate, vote or give...you will be helping others get back up on their feet and making their lives a little easier to take care of themselves and their families. Thank you...phlebot54