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The Original Charity Cars (DBA Free Charity Cars) is a 501-C-3 non-profit charity, EIN 59-3362703. Established in 1996, our founding mission is to provide refurbished donated vehicles to struggling individuals or qualified entities. Considered the pioneers of the free car-ownership concept, our entrepreneurial organization is totally self-sufficient and succeeds without a penny of government funding. Year after year, our charity leads the nation in awarding free vehicles to deserving candidates across America (over 4000), many times paying for the down-payment for auto insurance, as well as the tag, title and registration fees. Additional auto related assistance provided may include mechanical repairs, body-shop repairs, roadside assistance, warranty purchases, parts purchases, rental cars, or even the down-payment for the purchase of a new or used car.
The Original Charity Cars has enjoyed an avalanche of local and national publicity, including being featured Montel Williams, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, and Two Guys Garage. Articles about the program have appeared in a host of publications including People Magazine, Women's World Magazine, Motor Trend, The Non-Profit Times, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Among its many awards, our organization is honored to be a past winner of the prestigious Walt Disney World Outstanding Community Service Award. To apply go to www.FreeCharityCars.org
I am a single mom with two boys. I raised my sons since they were 2weeks old and 18 months old. My ex was verbally and physically abusive to me. He was an alcoholic. One day he just left (Thank God) He has not seen my sons since they were born. I am both mother and father to them. I finally pulled myself up and began to support my children. I became unemployed in May 2009, and still have not found work. We were evicted in July 2009, for not being able to pay. Many of our belongings were left, including baby books etc., because we had no where to live. I had to go onto Welfare, which is a degrading experience. I receive only $200/month. Sometimes I can not even wash the clothes. I am 3 months behind in rent and utilities. I get more and more depressed everyday. I feel like such a failure. I want to support myself and my sons. I can not afford summer clothes and shoes for my children or me. I look for work daily with no success. My boys have given up so much and have been through SO much. They are good, nice, well adjusted boys. I DESPERATELY need a car to find work and get back and forth to work. My son is 17 and also is trying to find a part time job after school. He also needs a car to get to work. I hope someone can help us. Having cars would help SO much!
Thank you VERY much!
I knew if I looked long and hard, I would find more information. I was trying to find something resl cute to say like " I'm not a want want I'm a Do Do and that just didn't sound right for several reason's, so if you will pardon me I'll take my foot out of my mouth and get on with it.
There have been numerous request for FREE Cars well I had found a few locations but they were usually where it didn't do the person much good. I have found a much larger list and I'm hoping that more people will get use from it.
There are numerous organizations that make vehicles available at No cost or LOW cost to struggling families. The problem is that they don't tell very many people. They are usually refurbished vehicles to insure safety and reliability. You really didn't think they would hand out brand spanken new cars, did you? Come on.
Besides the organization states have developed programs to help improve mobility and self-suffientcy for people who are in transition from welfare to work, to keep a job, to help get a person back and forth to the doctors office.
These people can tell you what the quailifications are and if you quailiify and all I can tell you is good luck, that I hope this has been a service to and for you.
I will have to stop I have a doctors appointment to which I have to attend but here are a few before I go:
1. Action in the Community Through Service(ACTS), PO Box 74, Dumfries Va, (I kid you not)22026, Phone 1-703-369-5292
2. Akzo Nobel's Acoat National Benevolence Program, Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc.,300 So. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Ill. 60606 Phone 1-888-238-1558
3. Allegeheny Center Alliance Church, 250 E. Ohio St., Pittsburgh,Pa. 15212 phone 1-412-321-4333
4. Auto Lease Program (run by So. Minneapolis WorkForce Center), 777 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN. 55407 phone 612-821-4000
5. Auto-Mission of Evansville, Inc, The Methodist Temple, 2109 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, In.47717 phone 1-800-980-4881
6. Auto Technical, Inc. Minnesota phone 1-612-571-3680
7. Car Donation-Project Self-Suffiency, 375 W. 37 St.,#200, Loveland, CO. 80538, phone 1-970-667-3232
8. CareerScope, One Mall North, 10025 Gov. Warfield Pkway.Suite 216, Columbia, MD phone 1-410-992-5042
9. Car Ownership Program, Schoharie,NY Dept. of Social Services, Association for Retarded Citizens and Private Industry, Schoharie NY, phone 1-518295-8130
10. C.A.R. Program C/OTricap, 1139 Franklin Avenue NE Suite 3, Sauk Rapids MN 56379 phone 1-320-202-7824 or 1-800 909-9339
11.C.A.R.S. Ministry (Christian Automobile Repair Service), Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 400 Beeline Rd., Holland, MI.49424 phone1-616-844-1148
12. Cars Ministry, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 10390 SW Canyon Rd., Beaverton,OR. 97005 Phone 1-503-644-9148
13. Cars for Careers, Delaware Division of Social Services phone 1-302-577-4880-Ext.117
14. Cars for Christmas, Kansas city, Mo.phone 1-816-897-0621
15. Cars for Work, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, PO Box 668768Charlotte,NC 28266 Phone 1-704-372-3434
16. Catholic Charities 3838 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, Va. 22203 phone 1-703-841-2531
17. Charity Cars, 105 W SR 436 Suite2064, Altamonte Springs, Fl.32714 phone 1-888-558-4122
18. Community Auto Repository(C.A.R.) The Cooperative Ministry, 1928 Taylor St., Columbia, Sc. 29202 phone 1-803-799-3853
19. Community Auto Repair and RedistributionService(CARS)Minneapolis, Mn. 1-952-881-1115
20. Dignity Project Auto Club, 1125 SE. 4th St., Suite B, Gainesville, Fl. 32608 phone 1-5352-371-6792
21. Donated Used Vehicles, Illinois, phone 1-312-793-2342
22. Earna Car, Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corp(CHRIC), Chautauqua County,NY1-716-363-4650/4185
23. Emmanuel, 408 E. 23 St., Bryan TX.77803, phone 1-409-822-0441
24. Esperanza Unida's Vehicle Donation Program, 1329 W. National Ave. Milwaukee, WI. 53204 phone 1-414-671-0251
25. First Wheels c/o Families First Project, Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Association phone 1-615-736-5472
26. Fond du Lac Gift of Wheels, Fond du Lac Area Career and Job Center 349 N. Peters Ave., Fond du Lac, WI. 54935 phone 1-920-929-3924
27. Freedom Ranch Prison Ministries, 4455 camp Bowie Blvd.,#114-59, Fort Worth, Tx. 76107
28. Getting There Program In Minnesota, 712 Canterbury Road So., Shakopee,MN.55379 phone1-952-496-2125
29. Giziibii Resource Conservation & Development(RC&D) Association, 3217 Bimidji Ave. No.,Bimidji, Mn.56601 Phone 1-218-751-1942, Ex.5
30. Gifts from God, PO Box 1300, Osprey, Fl. 34229 Phone 1-941-485-4707
31. Good News Garage, 1 Main St., Ste.214, Burlinton, Vt.05401 Phone 1-877-448-3288
32. Good News Garage Massachusetts, 630 Main St. Ste.2, Sturbridge, Ma.01566 Phone 1-508-347-1277
33. Good News Garage Hampshire,325 Merrill St., Manchester, Nh. 03103 phone 1-603-669-6937
34. Good News Garage Connecticut, 3580 Main St., Hartford, Ct. 06120 Phone 1-860-566-5774
35. Goodwill Arizona Wheels to Work, 1620 E. Polk St., Phoenix, Az. 85006 phone 1-602-254-2222
36. Goodwill Arizona Wheels to Work, 4622 W. Indian School Road, Suite D-7, Phoenix, Az.85031 Phone 1-602-245-9545
37. Goodwill Arizona Wheels to Work, 1940 E. Silverlake, Suite 308,Tucson, Az. 85713, phone 1-520-622-7173
38. Goodwill Arizona Wheels to work, 820 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra vista, Az. 85635 phone 1-520-459-7026
39. Goodwill Arizona Wheels to work, 423 N. Florence St.. Casa Grande, Az.85222, phone 1-520-836-0073
40. Goodwill Arizona Wheels to Work , 813 Hancock Rd., Bullhead city, Az. 86442 phone 1-520-758-7265
41. Goodwill Colorado Wrecks to Ride,TANF Director, Colorado Dept. of Human services, Denver, Co. phone 1-303-866-5979
42. Helping Hands/Membership Assistance Ministry, Sagemont Church, 11323 Hughes Rd. Houston, Tx. 77089 Phoone1-281-481-8770
43. Independance Through Transportation Program, 14th Floor, JohnH. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, Ny. 13202 phone 1-315-435-3516
44. Interfaith Services of Henrico and Volunteer Services, 8600 Dixon Powers Dr., Richmond, Va.23273 phone1-804-501-4091
45. Kingdom Cars, York County Christian Women's Job corp, 434 Museum Rd., Rock Hill, Sc. 29732 phone 1-803-327-6077
46. Luthern Social Services of New England, 17 W. Central St. ,Natick,Ma.01780 phone 1-508-650-4406
47. Minnesota's Family Loan Program, Family Service America phone 1-800-221-3726
48. Neighbor-Works Community Garage, St. Francis of Assis Catholic Church, 2150 Frieze Ave., Ann ArborMi. 48104
49. New Leaf Services, Georgia, phone 1-404-289-9293
50. Northwest Michigan Works/Goodwill Industries Car Program, 2194 Dendrinos Dr.,Traverse city, Mi., 49685 Phone 1231-929-5000 & 1-800-692-7774
51.Peach on Wheels Program 624 Green St. N.E.,Gainesville, Ga.30501 phone 1-770-536-1221
52. Penninsula Community Foundation, 1700 S. El Camino Real, suite 300, San Mateo,Ca.94402 phone 1-650-558-9369
53. Per Scholas, 1231 Lafayette Ave. Bronx,Ny.10474 Phone1-800-877-4068
54. Rahima Foundation, 1987 Bellomy St., Santa Clara, Ca. 95050 phone 1-408-297-0178
55. Rivertown Car Care, Minnesota
56. Serve(Securing Emergency Resourses Through Voluntary Efforts), 10037 Nokesville Rd., Manassas, Va. 22110 Phone 1-703-368-2979
57. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Car Donation Program, 210 N. Ave.21, Los Angeles,Ca. 90031 phone 1-800-97-HELP
58. Southwest Car Care Center Ministry, 82-573 Indio Blvd. Indio, Ca. 92201 phone 1-760-342-4876
60. St. Croix Valley Christians in kAction,(Car care Ministry) Lake Elmo, Mn. phone 1-651-430-0751
61. 2C8 Corp(Ministry to those in need of a car), 10520 Main St.Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone1-703-538-4388
62. 2C8 Transportation Ministry, Falls Church,Va.phone 1-703-237-0058
63.Traid-In Equiptment Exchange(for disabled individuals), 1 Empire State Plaza, Ste.1001, Albany, Ny.12223 phone 1-800-522-4369 or 1-518-474-5567
64. Wheel Get There Program Minnesota Valley Action Council phopne 1-507-345-2400
The next part of the list has a lot of Wheels to/for Work as the Titles so I'm going to save my fingers slightly by putting just W to W or W for W as the Title.
65. W for W, Anne Arundel County Dept. of Social Services, 80 W. St., Annapolis, Md. 21401 phone 1-410-269-4603
66. W for W, N.Y.S. Labor Department, Welfare-To-Work Division, State Office Building Campus, Buildiing 12, Room 288, Albany, Ny. 12240 Phone 1-518-485-6316
67. W for W, East Second St., 139 rear, Berwick, Pa. 18603 Phone 1-570-759-8203
68. W to W Transportation Program, Geogia Environmental Facilities Authority, Equitable Bidg., Atlanta, ga. phone1-404-656-0939
69. W to W, c/o United Way of Bartholomew County, Inc., 522 Franklin St., Columbus, In. 47201 phone1-812-372-3419
70. W to W, Combined Community Services, 110E. Prairie St., Warsaw, In. 46580 phone 1-219-269-5531
71. W to W, Forsyth County, Nc. phone 1-336-727-8311
72. W to W, 7 Junkins Ave., Portsmouth, Nh. 03801 phone 1-603-431-2911
73. W to W,St. Mark Catholic center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd.,Erie, Pa. 16504 phone 1-814-824-1111
74. W to W, Fortworth, Tx and Expanding to other Tx cities phone 1-512-463-2668
75. W to W Program,Central Wisconsin community Action Council, 205 E. Lake Ave., Lake Denlton, Wi. 53940 phone 1-608-254-8353
76. Willow creek Community Church, 67 E. Algonquin Rd., South Barrington, Il.60010 phone 1-847-765-5000
77. Winnebago Interfaith Needs Response( WINR), Winnebago county, Wi. phone 1-920-236-0131
78. Wisconsin Job Access Loan Program, Dept. of Workforce Developppment, 210 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wi. 53707 phone 1-608-266-3131
79. Work and Ride Program, Catawba County Work First Plan, Catawba County Department of Social Services, PO Box 669, Newton, Nc. 28601 phone 1-828-326-5625
80. Workers on Wheels Car Donation Program, Wexford-Missaukee County Family Independence Agency, 10641 W. Watergate Rd.Cadillac, Mi. 49601 phone 1-231-779-4500
81. Work First Employment,NC Commerce Work First Project, 4301 Mail service Center, Raleigh Nc. 27699 phone 1-910-727-2175
82. Working Wheels, Central Vermont community Action Agency, 195 US Rt.302, Berlin,Barre Vt. 05641 pphone1-800-639-1053
As you can tell by some of the Titles of these places you'd never tell them in the phone book. They like to hide, less work and saves their resources. That's it! I hope and pray that this helps many people to get their jobs, save their jobs, and get to and from the doctors offices.
May God Bless
I have also discovered that soulight has an impressive list on her site. Have a look.
I need transportation to make it to medical appointments for me and my mother who I help care for. She is 80 years old. I am a disabled veteran in the process of trying to enroll in real estate school to receive Texas sales license, with my goal being to be gainfully employed again and end my cycle of poverty, become tax paying citizen, and work in any way I can if it does not involve walking or bending because I'm diabetic, suffer from neuropothy in legs, respiratory problems, high blood pressure and lower back pain which is a result of job injury back in June 2006. I have a valid drivers license and can buy insurance. I'm also having to move by the end of January and need immediate assistance to do this. I can furnish medical records from social security admin, also letter and medical records from VA medical center in Houston, Texas. Can furnish copy of lease, electric bill in my name and identification upon request which I can include DD214.
I am a 57 year old disabled veteran living on fixed income (SSI) and even though I'm elgible for VA loan guarantee to purchase home, I don't qualify to use this option to purchase a home because of income and credit. I currently pay $475 monthly rent for a 1 bedroom condo in which the lease is up 01/31/2010 and I will be notifying the landlord in writing that I won't be renewing the lease because of living conditions health and safety hazzards at the unit and because the landlord has failed to replace the diswasher that was taken out shortly after I moved in because it didn't work at all. Also we only have two working elements on the electric range in the unit which has not been replaced yet. I help take care of my mother who is 81 years old and besides rent and utilities and food, I also have to pay a monthly storage fee for furniture and items I can't store in the one bedroom unit which basically leaves me needing help to make it from month to month. I've been on the housing choice voucher list now since 2005 and probably still not close to being screened for assistance, but I will definitely have to move at the end of January 31,2010 and would prefer to move in a house or duplex where I can store all of our possessions to eliminate the storage fee altogether. I need help affording a safe and decent place to live and would appreciate any help or referrals I can get to help me move and find safe,decent and affordable house.
im a 21 year old mother of a beautiful baby girl named skyler, we are in need of a car. we are stuck at the house and she is behind on her shots, im trying to raise money to help get a car so we can do the things we need to do, life would be so much easier if i could get a car.
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I am a 33 year old father of an 8 year old and soon to be 9 year old. I have a 16 year old daughter who is with her mother, but my two youngest are with me, they have been in my custody since birth. Anyhow, I have met a woman, we've been together for 3 years, when she met me I was recieving help from the state and my daughters had a lot of issues that were acquired when their birth mother was in their lives, ADHD, ODD, Severe anxiety, etc etc, so needless to say I was stuck in public housing, in the hole, with not an idea of how I was going to get out. Long story short, my significant other, this woman I am with now has turned it around. Both of the girls are thriving in school and are well taken care of and feel a sense of belonging and love.
After the fisrt year, I landed a decent job, ony problem is our transportation issues. She had a vehicle and it died back in about march or april of this year, I purchased a jeep around that time from my employer for 500 bucks. We drove that around for a while, but eventually issues came up with that too. We are currently without a vehicle and have since moved into her mother's house, this was a few months back to catch up on bills and get out on our own. We managed to catch up on bills, but still have issues finding decent transportation due to lack of credit or bad credit. I cannot get financed. Dec 8th I went to work, keep in mind I made it to work every day, did an excellent job and even without my own vehicle I managed to get there on time every day. I finished out my work day to be called into the office, the owner, and my direct supervisor were both waiting for me and the owner informed me he had to "let me go" due to the fact that I didn't have my own transportation and my personal issues interrupted my work. Neither of these were true. Anyhow, I am past that, I pulled my 401k, a measly 682 bucks for christmas and bills, we ended up landing a house just before I got fired and we are struggling to keep the rent paid so we don't lose it. I am looking for work every day, she has a part time job, I filed for unemployment but have to wait till january 15th for a fact finding interview for them to determine my eligibility. I have enough to cover january's rent in the bank, but now the pressure is on to move out of here. We could essentially move out but transportation is the key issue. I have searched the web, even on here to find some sort of resources for assistance with getting a vehicle and have come up with nothing. I know that a vehicle is the most vital part of our prosperity, yet it is the hardest piece of the puzzle to obtain. Any ideas or input would be much appreciated as the stress and pure exhaustion of trying to cover all bases at once leaves me mentally drained nightly, I can't even sleep anymore because i am thinking so much. I have even called the human services office to see if they offered any kind of assistance with vehicles and they don't. All I want is a vehicle, I don't even want state assistance, just a vehicle. What do I do?