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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

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Donor

Rating: 5

We donated our Ford Escape to Cars for Kids. The whole experience was well worth it. What a great organization. They were very professional and appreciative. The guy that picked up the car answered all of my questions and the whole process took less than an hour. I would highly recommended them to our friends. Very worthwhile cause.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience was great! I donated an old pick up truck that wasn't even running. We had an ice storm on the original pick up date on which I set with Cars for Kids. With the bad weather predicted, I thought it might be better for a tow truck driver to be available to help someone who was stranded instead of showing up and my house to pick up a truck that wasn't running anyway. I called to reschedule the pick up and the customer service representative was very thankful and quickly made other arrangements. I received all the proper paperwork for my taxes promptly. I will certainly recommend Cars for Kids to anyone I know.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've used this organization twice. Both times they were courteous and helpful on the phone AND the drivers were clean, organized, polite and ON TIME. The office was quick to follow-up with receipts of sale and were always available to answer my questions. Super organization to work with and very open about how the donated vehicles were used to help others. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a worthwhile and honest charity to take a donated vehicle.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Couldn't have been easier. Very polite, professional and tow-truck was punctual, arriving exactly when schedules. I probably spent less than an hour in the whole process and feel great about helping to make a difference.

1 Leroy W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donated my used Cressida with hope it would benefit some needy child. I was unexpectedly awarded two tickets to a Rockets game. The process easy and the car was picked up promptly. A great and satisfying experience.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We needed to find a charity to donate a car to. Their website was very clear on how to donate so I called and made an appointment for the car to be picked up. They showed up on time, verified I had correct paper work filled out and the receipt was mailed promptly. We had a great experience with Cars for Kids!