How to Get a Free Car for Low-Income Families

by Deidra Smith

Having a vehicle is an important part of life; sadly, many families find themselves without a car when facing financial hardships. Without transportation, it can be difficult or even impossible to keep a job or continue with school, leaving those without a car unable to improve their situation. Thankfully, there are several ways for low-income families to get a car for free.

Contact a local church or religious organization. Tell them about your financial situation, and find out if they have or know of any donated vehicles that you could obtain. Larger churches are more likely to have donation programs.

Locate a nearby Goodwill and contact them to discover if they have any free cars available. Often, people donate their vehicles to Goodwill for tax purposes; these vehicles are then given to low-income families.

Contact local organizations that ask for car donations to find out how to receive a donated vehicle from them. You can find the contact information for such organizations online.

Enter online sweepstakes to win a car. Winning a car is unlikely, but someone has to win, so you might as well put yourself in the running. Search for reputable online sweepstakes where you can enter for a chance to win a car. Even if you don’t win, it’s worth a try.

Look for a job that offers a company car to workers. Some businesses offer their employees a car to drive; while this vehicle may come with certain stipulations about how you can use it or how much you can drive it, it will still provide you with transportation to work until you have funds to purchase something else.

Items you will need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Telephone

About the Author

Deidra Smith began writing professionally in the summer of 2010. Aside from writing for Demand Studios, she writes the newsletter for a local nonprofit

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