I waited over 24 hrs. for their contracted towing service to pick up the car and was told after calling, it would be 2 hours, they just got too busy to show up. Finally came next day after several more calls. Then i get an invoice that says it won’t be given to a needy person but sold at auction. No indication that an older car still in excellent condition, also with new tires car and passing recent state inspection would not qualify for this gift. Too late after transfer to find their apparent very narrow criteria for donation vs. auction.Ask for criteria BEFORE!
Blue book value of my car was over $2,000. Only 84,000 miles on it and new tires. They likely sold it for only a fraction of what it was worth and I only got a $500 deduction... So there is a dealer making $ off of my charitable contribution. That leaves a sour taste in my mouth. If the $2,000 went to help people, I wouldn't be bothered about the tax deduction, but everyone would have been better off if I sold it myself and donated the $ to a different charity. They did tell me that they planned to sell my car, but I figured it would be for closer to what the value was. Back out if they tell you that they will sell your car!
Disappointed in this charity!!! Donated our vehicle with only 110,000 miles and running perfectly (brand new tires I might add and work done recently) only to be given a receipt that it wouldn't be given to a disadvantaged individual so I can only deduct $500 rather than the $1800 that it was worth. Steer clear people. I will never again do this. Head to Salvation Army to donate like I did in the past.
Original Charity C. 12/27/2017
Our website is very clear-we have a Pre-approval process where donors can be 100% certain before they donate that we will provide their car to a family. We are the ONLY national charity with the mission to provide vehicles free to families. Vehicles must be road worthy and have value to be selected for our giveaway program. The Salvation Army sells all their vehicles so this donors deduction would have been the same . We never wish to disappoint anyone but donors must read our website and follow directions. as we have made our process perfectly clear.
This non-profit organization truly help people find vehicles and bless the less fortunate and help them get their lives back on track with much needed transportation. Do you part to help out if even if you never participated in donating to a worthy cause or was afraid that you don't know where or what or whom your money and you donation is going to..
With www.FreeCharityCars.org and1-800-Charity-Cars (http://www.800charitycars.org/) you can rest assured that you money will be put to good use and an investment you can actually see helping and changing peoples lives!
God Bless you all and Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
Current FCC Member
The 'Free Charity Cars' organization is that most of us join because we are in dire need of a vehicle.
However, the most magnificent aspect of the organization and site is that it helps all of us struggling to help and support each other.
Those that get a vehicle are announced and we cheer for them!
Those that may be feeling down or experiencing some added difficulty are given shouts of endurance and prayers.
Those that even have shared some joyful event with us are congratulated.
I have donated to this organization and even started my own Crowdrise Fundraiser in hopes of getting more help for this organization. Help us out!!
I would like to begin by saying I am very particular about the charities I support. There are thousands out there and I am very skeptical of their true benefits. I have been walking and falling for over a decade now. I need help and wanted to find an organization/charity I could trust.
I surfed the web for months and found the Free Charity Cars site. I was impressed as pictures of cars and recipients of these cars surfaced. many of these same people pay it forward by voting for others in need of a vehicle. I can't do enough to promote this organization. If I never receive a car from them I will always donate because they do give cars away and emotional support via the FCC members on their site.
amazing people!!! god bless them... i think its amazing how they can help people with a vehicle. i think that helps alot of people with children... taking care of the elderly.. its just a great idea.. more people should do this...
I found Free Charity Cars, Inc. searching for a way to help a friend who is housebound because of her disabilities. She is very active in volunteer work from home, but it is her greatest desire to be able to help more people, which she would be able to do if she had a wheelchair accessible vehicle. So, I started searching the web looking for organizations that helped people with needs find transportation and hit on FCC. Charity Cars operates on a simple system of promotion and interactions with others with similar needs. I have found that most of the folks who are members, promoters, and donors on FCC are humble and compassionate folks who are willing to give as much as they can to help others. Truly a worthy organization.
As a donor to this organization, I acknowledge the integrity, skill and efficiency they repeatedly exhibit in order to make the donation process convenient and easy for the donor. I will be a lifetime supporter! I am deeply grateful for the services they provide to many across the nation as they facilitate the economic, spiritual, physical and mental recovery of so many families!
As a volunteer for Free Charity Cars I vouch for the organization's integrity and know that the people of the organization remain steadfast and true to its mission. This is not a "handout" organization. It is a "hand up" organization. It is a conduit between people who have something they want to pass on (a vehicle) and those who need that vehicle, but have no means to obtain it. And it is much more. Without declaring it, the organization promotes the following: commitment to development or return of life skills - behaving responsibly and meeting obligations; the practice of loving kindness; the building of community across the nation; the potential for people to establish lifelong friendships. It is a model for what is so sorely lacking in our country - love without judgement, accountability without punishment. I have worked with many non-profits. This one is a model of excellence for all others.
Donated my car on 7/12/2011 and did all the paperwork they required to transfer title so vehicle could be auctioned; there was no lien on this vehicle. Imagine my surprise a few months ago when state sends me bill for state registration and license. I talk to them and vehicle was never transferred. I mail them my receipt from donation. Now 2/21/2013...almost 18 months later...I get a notice from Police Dept that the car has been impounded since 9/19/2011...a little more than 2 months after donation...and I owe thousands of dollars ($20/day) to get it out or they will sell it. WHAT the heck is the matter with these folks and where was the car for those two months and what was it being used for? VERY SUSPICIOUS
Original Charity C. 12/27/2017
Obviously one of our competitors making up an outrageous claim in a feeble attempt to disparage our charity. We are a 501-C-3 non profit charity as well as a licensed motor vehicle dealer so we can handle the title work properly. Totally bogus made up claim.