Highlighting New Charity Car Donation Applicants

1-800-Charity Cars is a non-profit car donation charity and the operator of www.freecharitycars.org. Nationwide, people in need of reliable transportation are able to apply for a free charity car. We have individuals across the country that sign up on our vehicle distribution site to apply for assistance with transportation daily. Today, we would like to highlight some of our most recent car donation applicants and share their stories with you.

Jennifer Plaufcan (jennielynn83) 
from New Castle, Pennsylvania
 Applied on 09/28/14 


car donation applicant
My name is Jennifer, or Jennie for short. I recently separated from my abusive husband of 15 years. I was diagnosed with P.T.S.D. and cannot work. I spend most of my time crying and wishing my life could get better. I need a car…. I am a good person and have a big heart and need some help to get my life back on track. I want to go back to school in conjunction with counseling and get back to working and being a productive part of society. 



Gary Crouse II (Nativehalfbreed)
 from Jamestown, New York
 Applied on 09/28/14
car donation applicant
My Name is Gary, I am a 39-year-old single father of 2 boys who live me; both are under the age of 12. I normally do odd jobs because I live in a small town where jobs are very scarce. Having next to no money, and now no vehicle to make money I am feeling really hopeless and lost. I don’t have family I can rely on and the ones that could help don’t even live in the area. I basically am the only one that handles everything between doctors’ appointments, school, shopping, and home life.

Charlette Ardoin (char.ardoin)
 from Opelousas, Louisiana
 Applied on 09/28/14
car donation applicant


I have 2 adult developmentally disabled sons I care for, and cannot work due to the full time responsibility of their care. We have regular medical appointments for both boys, some as far as 2 1/2 hours away, to Specialists. My current vehicle is on its last leg with 220,000 miles on it, and I don’t consider it safe anymore. Because I cannot earn income (Louisiana does not pay parents as caregivers even if it means they cannot work due to having to provide that care), I cannot purchase a newer, more reliable vehicle. I am afraid my vehicle will breakdown at anytime, and I won’t have the money to fix it. Worse yet, that I will be driving with my two sons which will make for potentially unsafe conditions for them. I desperately need a newer vehicle, but have no way of purchasing one. 



Theresa Casa (tc2468)
 from Las Vegas, Nevada
 Applied on 09/28/14
car donation applicant


My husband passed away recently, leaving no money, nothing. The state had to cremate him for me, it was the saddest day of my life. We had been married for over 50 years, first love kind of thing. I will be without any form of transportation now, I do not live near a bus route. I am a heart patient (5 by-pass) and I am in A-Fib which means my heart is always racing which causes me to be short of breath. So I can’t walk very far without getting out of breath. I struggle each month to pay my rent and keep a roof over my head, and a little food in the refrigerator thanks to the food pantries, but now without a car I am trapped in my apartment, alone and just so depressed at the thought of what my life has become. I never thought at my age I would be so alone. Please help me live the few years I have left not trapped in my apartment. Please let me have the freedom a car will give me to be able to help myself. Thank you so very much. 



Gerard Ouellette (eagleeye2009)
 from Latonia, Kentucky 
Applied on 09/28/14
car donation applicant


I am a Navy veteran from Operation Desert Storm, When I went in hospital for P.T.S.D. treatment I lost my vehicles to the bank. I am in need of a replacement one so I can be the best Dad for my 5 kids and return to work as a maintenance tech. I know times are hard, many properties have expressed interests in my services but with no car to get there in moments notice they have passed me up for employment. 



You can read more of our newest applicants’ stories about their need for viable transportation by visiting our new member page: freecharitycars.org/new_members. You can be a part of changing the life of any one of these people above, or countless others in need, by making a financial or vehicle donation to 1-800-Charity Cars. We accept vehicles nationwide, running or not, and provide free towing. All donations are tax deductible, and if we provide your vehicle to a family in need you can receive a full “fair market value” vehicle donation tax receipt. You can make a donation by calling us today at 1-800-242-7489, or you can fill out the online donation form. If you do not have a vehicle to donate, you can help by making a monetary donation through PayPal or just give at www.800charitycars.org.