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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

142 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I do two or three times a month, give a donation to families and for myself, instead of buying extra stuff that is not needed, like shoes or fast food ect. I am broke and we have nothing but if I can help just one family then maybe it will come back for us and 10 fold. That's what my Mom and Grandmother used to say and now I believe it. God Bless and Happy Easter all!

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3 Milodeke

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege and honor of not only being a recipient of transportation from this Charity, but then going on to be a part of their Staff for almost 4 years. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I have seen many lives changed by this organization including mine. I will forever be a part of the Charity Cars Family and I still volunteer my time to them when I can.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I joined the Free Charity Cars community on 6/3/10 Got the call on 11/29/10 they had a car for me and picked up my 2005 Toyota Corolla on 12/13/10 and still driving it now almost three years later!!

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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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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

11 Katie133

Client Served

Rating: 5

I signed up two days ago because I need a car, I'm disabled, a domestic violence survivor, and under the poverty level. But what I didn't expect to find was something incredible.....I should've known, since I have FAITH in God, but the feeling of GIVING away my votes, 200 at a time to someone whose struggle is worse than mine was so very fulfilling. I actually can't wait to "empty" out my votes each day. I look for others to lift up and share God's love with.
This site is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!!!!!

Katie

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Client Served

Rating: 5

First of all I thought oh how cool maybe if I sign up for this i'll be able to help myself and my family get a vehicle. But I found more than that I have found others that know my struggles and people that are going through the same struggles and I've found generous people who don't even know me who want to help that's very refreshing in today's world!!!! God has Blessed me once again with this site and with the people who put so much effort into helping those of us who are truly having one of those times in our lives , when you think noone is there for you, but find is not only God there for you but so are a lot of other people who care!. SO GREAT!!

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 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.

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.