New York car donation recipient, Suzanna Pickering applied on our car donation distribution site freecharitycars.org on January 28, 2010 for a car donation. In October of 2013, thanks to the generous donation of people like you, Suzanna received the call that a car was available for her!
Here is what Suzanna would like to share about her journey with Charity Cars, and her experience with receiving a car donation:
“Life sometimes changes in ways we would rather not have it change. Five years ago I found myself without a car. I was stranded, forced to beg, plead, and pay for rides. Rides to get to medical appointments, meet basic needs just the normal things we all take for granted when we can do it ourselves.
I found Free Charity Cars via a site I belong to -a charity car recipient had posted about the site, and the car their family received. She then sent me the link. I signed up, stated my needs, voted, promoted, and waited. On October 29, 2013 the call finally came from Charity Cars!
I am hearing impaired so I actually missed the call at first, but thank you to caller ID I called Reggie at Charity Cars, and he then told me the good news. A car was finally available for me. I started crying, and thinking can this be real? YES IT WAS REAL!!! Waiting was stressful, frustrating, and very difficult, but it was worth it!
On December 13, 2013 after all the paperwork was done, some dear friends drove to Syracuse to pick up the car for me in the middle of a snowstorm and surprised me! Even more tears of joy on my part. I admit I was scared to drive again after all this time, but I bit the bullet, and off I went, and I have not looked back since!
Receiving a charity car donation has changed my life. It has given me my independence back, and the ability to help others in need. I no longer have to wait on someone else, or pay them to just go pick up my medication or anything else. I can get to where I need to go on my own. My life is much richer now, and less stressful which are both good for my health.
Meet “Bessie” my 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis given to me by The Original 1-800-Charity Cars:
In closing I just want to say a huge thank you to whomever donated the car that I received, and to all of you out there who donate to Charity Cars…Thank you so much!”
You can help to change the lives of other people in need, like Suzanna, with any car donation to The Original 1-800-Charity Cars today. If you do not have a vehicle to donate, you can also make a financial donation. Call us at 1-800-242-7489 to speak to a live operator today. We also offer a convenient online donation form, as well as JustGive and PayPal for monetary donations on our donation site 800charitycars.org.