Charity Cars, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   642 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 407 Wekiva Springs Road #201 Longwood FL 32779 USA

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I had neck fused on Dec 29, 1999 which the bones collapsed Sept 2000. Then. On. Jan 2, 2013. Was in a hit run accident ,Which then started. Having muscle spasms before that . I was asleep on the on the couch the inter muscles in my right calve. I had to go to pain management. I had to pay people to take me to take doctor, drug store, grocery store and ect . Which made my "behind on my house payments. Plus no car having walk wirh my ripped muscle is hard , the left leg Is trying rip. I fail down 11 stairs due to muscle spasms. I have trying get over that for over 2 months my left eye twickes. Been sick for yrs , , don't want to lose my home. I have sinus infection and kidney . Between monthly. My medication , electric , food , water .trash phone bill. I have no money left. Please help meI think my 'medical problems are due to childhood beatings. End going to doctor or he. Emergency Room . U can check my credit. Had roommates damaged my home. But insurance will not pay it. My A/c went "out twice ,my dryer dishwasher. Refig. Everything . My roommates
Would not pay me .but damaged my stuff.. I have helped people in the Air Force too ."""my phone is 850-217-9852. My name is Donna Walker address is 7444 Harvest Village Court ,Navarre,Fl 32566. My roommates done a lot damages to my home. I need help. Thank you.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an awesome charity that helps out many people in need, especially those who don't have a job or are disabled and need to get to their doctors appointments, grocery store, etc. and live too far away to walk or take public transportation.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Charity Cars has given me hope, when I couldn't find any. The staff are helpful and always a pleasure! This is a company with integrity. You will not find another charity like this one where they give so much of themselves for others.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been on there site since 2009 then in dec 2014 i got the call i got a car getting the car is a big blessing for me and my family they changed my life i am now able to get to appts and to take my mom and y boyfriend to there appts, and get of the apartment it's a great site for people who need help in getting a car i recommends this site to anyone who needs a good friend of mine is on the site her name is Nancy Miranda Marrone i pray that she is blessed with a car thanks www.freecharitycars.org

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

I join this site in December of 2014 it became a family for me.I joined looking for help getting a vehicle so i could regain my independence,what i found was a site with individuals who have been dealt a rough hand in life but have refused to give up and strives to help other's rather than themselves.Compassion,caring,supportive,mentally and physically is what I have been blessed with since Joining this site.I have not been blessed with a car yet but I have been blessed with so much more a site where Gods grace shines through the people who created the site and the members who are on the site. my member name is wanda1220 come check out our site

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Free charity cars is not only a nonprofit it is a gateway to the vast number of souls that struggle with life, it has caused us to listen to the life and struggels of others.We joined because we need a car one that will crank without working on it every time you need to go to doctor or just to go for groceries. We may never get a car this way but then agin we may we leave that up to God. We have a chance here to help more than just ourselve this is one of the most organized groupes Ihave ever dealt with. bonniebaby2u2

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I vote as much as I can and I have been a member going on 1 year now and I do appreciate FCC very much. There just are not many places that help struggling families with anything, especially getting a car.

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I love Free Charity Cars because they care about the low-income and cars are too expensive and people need to help each other because nobody else will.

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FCC is getting better all the time!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Saundra J Williams, Volunteer Member of www.freecharitycars.org, who promote www.freecharitycars.org Username: sandy.williams136@gmail.com, shared with a neighbor (Household of 11, youths, ages 1-18 + adults, above 18) about 1-800charitycars.org and how according to your founding mission is to provide free refurbished donated vehicles to assist struggling families in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency.

It is overwhelming providing for 11 persons shelter and food. Providing a means of transportation whether monthly bus passes & rely on others for transportation (because they do not have a vehicle) to and from 4 different schools, their school activities, & PTA meetings, doctors’ and dentists’ appointments, etc.

Thank you for allowing me to "rate" Charity Cars, Inc.

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5 people found this review helpful

Hi Everyone :) I joined this site on June 6, 2014 ... God Lead me to this site on this evening when I was in Very severe Depression and had a Break and reaching out to God asking me I need Help , I was on the computer for hour's Listening to Casting Crown's , something told me to put in Free Cars in the Computer and there it was Free charity Cars .org I joined at 2 something in the Morning and I have been there since . I vote and Promote everyday to help My self and other's . I have really met some wonderful , loving , kind , compassionate souls here on FCC .. Its honestly been a Blessing to have so many to care and vote for you giving there time in return . I believe that if you put great effort into being Part of the team and give it your all as best as you can , I believe all in God's timing your Prayer could be answered . this is Not a Quick fix solution but if you are willing to do the work no matter How bad thing's get you will succeed in your heart knowing you did Help someone get a Car By voting even if you did not get a Car . just know you are doing from the heart no matter what Happen's , then you wont feel disappointed . there are so Many Deserving Member's that deserve a Car . some of the stories will amaze you and maybe you will feel you don't Have it as Bad as some one else . God Bless them a Car & their needs to move forward to a Better and Healthier future . as for My self Its already been six years before I joined FCC , so Yes I would be so Blessed to have a Car and I would stay and continue to vote and inspire the rest to continue and Not give up ! Thank you to all the member's for voting and Helping me Promote for FCC . Its been a Pleasure to have you as a friend as well . Thank you to the FCC staff for all their hard work and a Life time Blessing if I get a Call

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blessed site connecting with caring people sharing same struggles as myself. It makes me feel as though I'm not alone we all support each other ! I am proud to be a Part of it and to help and make friends along the way . God bless this site that I found by accident when I was searching for a way to help me self :) I am a member under ladydd

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Make the voting easier by having check boxes to send more than one at a time :)

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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I joined August 14, 2014( on my son's birthday) and I love this site. I sit and promote and vote everyday for everyone in hopes that they can get a car. I myself am in need of a working and reliable car to get me and my son to Doctor visits and school. A few of my friends on FCC have received vehicles so I know it is real. for this to work, you really need to vote everyday and also promote on social media like Facebook, Twitter, youtube! This is a wonderful site if you are in need of a car. but if you are not here for a car you can still vote for people who do need one. If you have a car that you no longer need, please donate it to Free Charity cars.. Thank you and please vote for Tagsanstuff...We also need vehicles donated in Delaware. that is where I am from.

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