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Texans Can - Cars for Kids

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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

Lisa F J.

Donor

Rating: 5

What a great charity! They promptly sent a tow truck the very next day (at my convenience) to collect two disabled vehicles, everyone I encountered was very friendly, helpful and courteous. They gave me a very fair charitable donation value and a $50 gift card! The best part though is that I know that I am making a difference in a young person's life. They take the donated cars and use the money to help struggling, impoverished adolescents rejoin school and earn their diploma. The success rate of this charity is very high and the people truly care about making a difference. If you have an unused car or simply want to make a donation, you can't go wrong with Houston Can! Academy.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Texan Can-Cars for Kids has been changing lives and giving kids a second chance since 1985. This is a first class organization!

Doug C. Plano, TX

Michael O.1

Donor

Rating: 5

i've visited the school in Dallas and seen the car auction site up close and personal, impressive to say the least.
hardworking, honest people making a difference and doing Texas proud.

mike o.
carrollton, TX

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never seen a group of people like the Texans can group that works so hard for its kids. The entire team has a bull’s-eye focus on making sure these kids get that education.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had a great experience with Dallas Can Academy! Everyone was very nice and accommodating. They answered all my questions and were responsive to my calls.

Donor

Rating: 3

I chose this charity because I wanted to give some one a chance.
But at the same time to be treated fairly.
The process was very simple and scheduling the pick up and actual pick up was all very smooth.
I have a feeling of not being given a fair amount of deduction than I should have got.
WHY do they send a standard form of $500 deduction 1098 form for all the cars you donate even though they say that you will get whatever it is sold for ?
When I asked later by emailing them they revised the amount to $900.00 and sent me another form 1098.
They could this in the very first instance - I think being cheated for a working car that I donated even at $900.
Over roll a good cause to donate.

Donor

Rating: 5

I decided to donate my car on one day and by that weekend it had been picked up! The entire process was simple, online and on the phone, with everything done cleanly and accurately. Easiest process there is and a fantastic program to support!

Donor

Rating: 5

Great cause and more than competent staff.Great customer service.
I was an out of state donator and it was not a problem.
Thank you

Donor

Rating: 4

Clear easy process and helpful staff. Process online and on phone was seamless.

Donor

Rating: 5

My Dad's truck had been sitting the driveway for years. He wanted to sell it, I kept telling him to donate it, that it would be easier than going through a sale. He finally decided to go with the donation. I filled out the application online on a Saturday and about 15 minutes later we received a call from a representative from Texans Can Academy to schedule the pickup for the following Monday. No problem at all. Quick and painless.

Donor

Rating: 5

I normally don't trade in my vehicles. cars for kids I have been giving away cars for pass 20 years... they have treated my well and I have met some wonderful people thru the cars for kids organization! there are so many people in need and this is a worthy cause that I trust!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is my second car that I donated to Cars For Kids. The experience and transaction process was professional and easy.
In my case I opted for a donation that would provide me a tax deductible receipt. This was quickly processed as the car was sold at auction.

When the time comes to donate number 3, I will be doing so. I know it really helps these kids to get back in school and the opportunity to stay there.
Great Organization!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization Your making a difference it help the education of our state

2 Nancy248

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Cars for Kids for allowing me to be part of such a great cause. In purchasing a car I also was able to help make a difference in a student's life. Thank you for taking the time in caring for our future while helping our future adults get educated. Thank you for the opportunity and look forward to making future business with you. Keep on doing great things!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen how this organization has helped lots of students. I would definitely want for them to continue to give opportunities to students.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an innovative and creative way to raise money for such an incredible cause. I love this and I loved the usefulness as someone who has been a part of this and purchased a vehicle.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I encourage everyone to donate and buy is a great cause in our community education

2

Donor

Rating: 5

What a great cause and great organizations. I love the support and opportunity these young men and women have because of Texans Can. Free school and care for underserved young kids in the state of Texas. Great job!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I had a very good experience. The process was easy and the pickup was scheduled and took place in a timely manor.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The car was picked up promptly, and everyone I had contact with was friendly and helpful.