Organizations that provide free cars to people in need include Free Charity Cars, OnlineCarDonation.org, Wheels4Hope.org and Good News Garage. Free Charity Cars began operating in 1996, and provides free cars to poor families. Those in need may apply for a car at FreeCharityCars.org, where they are matched with car donors. The organization has supplied cars to victims of domestic violence and natural disasters, as well as the working poor and military families.
To be eligible for a car from Free Charity Cars, applicants must reside in the United States, have a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years old. They must also be below 200 percent of the Federal poverty level and be able to pay for the tax, title and insurance of the donated car. Applicants join FreeCharityCars.org and tell their stories to the community; an online vote by community members determines the charity's recipients.
OnlineCarDonation.org accepts car donations and distributes them to needy applicants throughout the United States. The charity makes any necessary repairs before giving the cars to those who need them; it also schedules pick-ups for donated vehicles. The charity's donors may file for tax deductions after making a donation of vehicles valued at more than $500. Donors can fill out donation forms on the site, which also accepts boats, motorcycles and RVs.
Wheels4Hope.org is a Christian charity that serves poor families in North Carolina. It partners with social service organizations in local communities, including Raleigh, Greensboro and Asheville, as well as with other charities to ensure that families have adequate and safe transportation options.
Good News Garage repairs and donates used cars to people in need throughout New England and in eastern New York. It serves single parents, the working poor, the disabled and others who need transportation assistance.