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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 Original 1-800-Charity Cars operates the largest free non-profit car-donation / distribution program in the nation and has awarded over 7000 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: Veterans, 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: Over 7000 free vehicles awarded. Over $4.5 million worth of vehicles awarded last year alone.

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

310 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm a 52 year old grandmother raising my three beautiful granddaughters ten eight and six and I need help with a vehicle to get them to the counseling did Dr the dentist grocery shopping laundromat daily needs doctor's appointments and if anyone could find it in your heart to help me I would be very appreciative we need a vehicle so very desperately I don't mind raising my three but grandbabies I love them they're my heart but it'll be a lot easier if I had a vehicle where I could get them where they got to go thank you. Had a beautiful it's a 94 Ford Ranger and it's not running any longer and I don't have the money to invest in it but I am in desperate need of transportation to take care of my grandkids they've been through enough

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bay Area Coyote Creek Flood Victim loses home and car due to damages caused by the Anderson Dam Breakage with dam that destroyed my sublease home as well as destroy my car that I use for medical appointments that I must get to being on state of California permanent disability income for medical reasons . Please help me get to my get a charity car for transportation to and from medical appointments I'm required to go to. I have hope that votes or donation of charity car for free will help me get my life ahead as well to m medical appointments. I'm just trying to make it in life but this help is well needed now since the bay area coyote flood happened I'm homeless, car lost to flood, and no way to get to my most important doctor appointments. I need help please. Thanks everyone

2 jmdjbc1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Julia and I am new to this site and have found myself with this huge smile on my face to read the reviews and stories of the life changing acts of caring and making a difference to make so many peoples lives better.

Even to just make one isolated person feel that up lifting experience that they were no longer trapped in isolation, depression, and loneliness, and could just be able to drive to the store for groceries and smile at someone in the grocery store.

This organization and its stories restores my faith and believe that there are still good people out there that care and can make a difference in someones life.

This is my life i live on disability have lost all that I have worked for all my life my home my car my dignity. I have become very isolated which only adds to my disability and its many debilitating effects and tolls it takes on me daily. I do not get out to doctor appointments which means i do not get the medications i should be on to help, and i literally sleep my life away. I wake up eat and go back to sleep, I do not have TV cannot afford to pay for TV....lol living on SSDI, (nothing income=homelessness) moreover I will be homeless on May 15, 2017. I feel as if i have lost all hope and then find this site and well it restored my hope that there may still be a chance for so many in my situation including myself i cannot tell you how many of us are out there and so many that do not have internet access to know of such organizations like this one that are out there that can actually make a difference and help so many.

Some of the stories brought tears to my eyes but with a huge smile of happiness for the peoples stories i have read and the great things this organization did to make that difference for them : )

4 Magnifica55

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This incredibly, awesome Non-Profit Charity Cars can't describe with words!
I have been a member since 2011. My member name is Magnifica55.
I have received so much encouragement and inspiration from other members here to endure my current situation. We have so much in common and can relate to one another. Everything in life is a little easier when you hear and see the compassion of others for each other. I have been waiting for a long time for a vehicle but I have hope of getting one with this wonderful organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was skeptical was I first heard about The Free Charity Cars.
I have so enlightened since joining.
I have voted for and have seen that people really do get vehicles.
It is really hard to get a job, get to appointments and basic necessity without a car.
FCC truly knows this and donate can change the despair we have when cars are given.
Thank you for making this a valid possibility!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I believe this charity is amazing from reading the testimonials its is apparent this community outreach is unique to how it does more than help people, it goes beyond that to actually changed lives! A second chance to achieve independence through donations lives are empowered to succeed.

6 April84

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Finally some ine who cares about others! You dont see much of this anywhere. Thier are families out there who really need this help like me. And its just amazing and a blessing that they are actually helping them! Please vote for me. Im a single mom due to my husband beating me up ow im left with a job with no car because we shared one and i cant psy rent and lights and buy food for mh child with out getting to work! So hopefully i am blessed enough to win one! For everyone else write a great honest review! They totaly deserve it!

4 Theresa75

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Charity cars is doing a wonderful thing to help people in need EARN a car....by voting for others on their website. People vote for others everyday and in return, you vote for them. It's a great way to be involved and help others in a small way to get them recognized to be the recipient of a donor vehicle. And by promoting the charity to get more people to donate their vehicles to help as well. It's a truly wonderful thing they are doing! I've been on the site since 10/11/16. My user name is Twiggy. In the short time I've been on there I've came across some remarkable people. It's just an amazing charity work that gets all applicants, donars, and recipients involved to make it what it is!

4 Stella C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Free Charity Cars is awesome, they have changed so many people's lives, gave them their independence back. They are not looking for profit only helping humanity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The giving from Free Charity never quits, they are always out there to help low income families, ones who have no where else to turn, ones that no one will help. They not only get help but their lives are changed from one phone call. That was all it took for me. I love them.

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5 Lydia D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very grateful to Charity Cars because not only did I receive a much needed car but I have made many new friends.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on Charity Cars for a little over a year. I have seen many lives become better by receiving a free car. I personally have made a lot of good friends here. I have received hope in my hopeless situation. Even after I get a car I will remain with Charity Cars.

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2 Sierra1000

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this Great organization since April 2012, I am only 1 of thousands in need of reliable transportation ( My Username is Sierra1000) I found this organization to be a Blessing to myself as well as 1000's of others. I have seen cars awarded, seen Hope renewed, Prayers answered, made the most amazing friendships. I Thank God that I found this organization not only for what I have been blessed with but it allows me to Bless so many others by giving my support, hope and showing them that someone really does care.

There are many families Nationwide including in the state of Indiana that are in need of reliable transportation. Please consider donating a vehicle that is no longer needed to The Original 1-800 Charity Cars. Full Fair Market Value Tax Deduction Possible, and Free Towing. Donate online at http://www.800charitycars.org/ or over the phone at 1-800-242-7489. If you donate please be sure to tell them that I (Sierra1000) referred you. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this Great organization since April 2012, I am only 1 of thousands in need of reliable transportation ( My Username is Sierra1000) I found this organization to be a Blessing to myself as well as 1000's of others. I have seen cars awarded, seen Hope renewed, Prayers answered, made the most amazing friendships. I Thank God that I found this organization not only for what I have been blessed with but it allows me to Bless so many others by giving my support, hope and showing them that someone really does care.

There are many families Nationwide including in the state of Indiana that are in need of reliable transportation, including my own family. Please consider donating a vehicle that is no longer needed to The Original 1-800 Charity Cars. Full Fair Market Value Tax Deduction Possible, and Free Towing. Donate online at http://www.800charitycars.org/ or over the phone at 1-800-242-7489. If you donate please be sure to tell them that I (Sierra1000) referred you. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I could not be prouder to be a member of this community because it gives me a chance to help others while helping my family. I've made many connections since joining and couldn't imagine a day without checking on everyone. It warms my heart to watch struggling members receive their blessings and on the road to recovery. FCC has become part of my family and will always be the best part of my day!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the best way to help someone get their life on track or even save lives. You truly have no idea. Without a vehicle its hard to have a job. Its impossible if sick and need to get to doctors hospitals. U can't get to grocery store or laundromat. Maybe u have no home it's a place to b warm out of cold rain or snow. U can help change a life n get a tax break come on do the right thing donate today. May God bless u for your help

2 Marion9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Charity cars is a great non profit they help people all over the country. It's easy to sign up and you get to meet people from all over. You hear stories from everyone and they try and keep you up to date on what is happening in there lives. Some stories are really sad, so no matter how hard your life is there is someone out there having problems worse than you are. And when you get help and people stay to support the ones that are still waiting to get help. That is a great thing. When they stay to help others after they have been helped

1 Ame F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a lady with a disability which only allow me short periods of time of being physical. I live in Ohio, and worked here for many years. I joined FCC to help myself and others achieve mobility to be more self reliant. There is so much support here for one another. Voting, transferring votes and promoting. The saying " People help people who help themselves" is so true vote and receive votes. Cars are given according to donations, promotions, votes, and being active. You can not sign up and leave, you have to participate as well. Thank you so much FCC for building something for many to work toward and help some one else.

Msmimi56

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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

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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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