Cars That Care
At the Cars That Care Foundation, we coordinate donations of un-needed vehicles and other resources to provide transportation for needy families. If you know someone we might be able to help, please click Apply. And if you would like to donate an automobile or some other resource, please click Donate.
There is Help
Everyone deserves the chance to achieve independence and the ability to provide for their families. Therefore, at Cars That Care we are grateful for any and all help that aids us in assisting those we can.
Nine years ago, in May 2010, our family of six turned into a family of nine. Due to parental neglect, our two nieces and one nephew came to live with us. That same week, I discovered I was pregnant. We had a fully functional mini-van at the time, but there was no way we could fit all of us in it! We sold the mini-van and the Lord blessed us with the opportunity to purchase a 1987 Suburban, which was in immaculate condition and ran well....it was old, it was a gas-guzzler, but we were grateful to be able to have transportation and enough seatbelts for each of us!
In 2015, my Uncle and Aunt (Les and Jeanette Paskett) put us in touch with Earl/Cars that Care. They were concerned about our old Suburban, the reliability and the costs associated with maintaining an older vehicle. We were so touched, and had immense gratitude when we were given our Chevy Tahoe by your foundation!
The story doesn't end there, however. In December 2015, our baby, by this time nearly five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. Nearly all of his treatments for the next 2 and 1/2 years would be at Primary Children's Hospital -260 miles from home, one way. That Chevy Tahoe, donated by your foundation for our family, took us to and from that hospital countless times, in every sort of weather imaginable. It never faltered, it never let us down -it was the perfect blessing, at the perfect time.
My son finished his treatments last April. He no longer shows any evidence of disease. The Tahoe is still running strong, with over 250,000 miles! We are so blessed!
Thank you for caring...for blessing others...for blessing us.
"I love them .. They are an amazing foundation and wonderful ppl they were so good with my kid who has special needs
And when my car had an issue they fixed it to get me back on the road when it was undriveable they had it towed.. They have changed our lives for the better. They are truly a blessing from God
Thank you cars that care...stay wonderful"
Karly Renae Hill
God's angels!! I applied in the beginning of 2018 after my car broke down before Christmas and couldn't be repaired. After patiently waiting, they received a generous donation and gave it to me. Thank you to Vicky and her Husband for this gift. I'm happy to have transportation to make our lives better. I am starting back at school soon and couldn't have done it without you!!!
Watch Your W.A.G.O.N.S.
We provide training on W.A.G.O.N.S. Water, Air, Gas, Oil, Noises, and Smells
Training how to care for the cooling system of your car. How to check the fluid level by waiting until the car is cool. How to fill it when it gets low, what kind of fluid to use, and where to buy it.
Training on proper tire inflation, how to fill the tire pressure, how to tell when a tire is low. Training on how to tell when a tire is wearing improperly, and what to do about it.
Training on how to take care of the fuel system of the car by keeping the fuel from running out and keeping the tank running on the top half of the tank and not the bottom half. Thereby avoiding condensation in your tank and damaging the fuel pump by running it out of fuel. Training on how to drive the car skillfully to increase fuel mileage.
Training about the different places that oils and fluids are used in their car, how to check the fluid levels, how to fill them, what kind of fluids to use, and when and how often the fluids should be checked and changed.
Learn to know the regular noises your car makes during normal use and operation, and how to recognize an unusual sound. Learning the importance of giving your car some professional attention when unusual sounds occur to avoid more expensive repairs later as a result of neglect.
Training to be aware of any changes in smells that the car may make. How to recognize that the car is overheating just by the smell. To be able to recognize when they have an antifreeze leak, a gasoline leak, an oil leak on the exhaust, overheated brakes, a tire rubbing, or an exhaust leak. Just to mention a few of the kinds of problems that can be detected by smell.