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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.

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707 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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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