Wednesday, July 3, 2013

How to validate your account to gain full access to the site

If you have signed up for an account and do not have full access to fill out the application, update your status, add or request friends, messages etc…

This means you should have a toolbar that looks like this;



 and you should have an area to update your status that looks like this;


If you do not have those then this means you have not validated your account.


YOU MUST VALIDATE YOUR ACCOUNT to have full access to the site.

Be sure to check the email address you used at sign up for the validation email including your SPAM FOLDER and validate your account.

If you can not locate the email just place your mouse on the My Profile Tab and click on Change Email & Password from the drop down menu, scroll down and click on the resend validation email link.

Go to your email and retrieve the validation email and follow the instructions to validate your account.

In closing;

If you have any problems, questions or concerns before you use the Contact Us form, please be sure to read the onsite information and you can also drop me an email on the site or at milodekeforfreecharitycars@yahoo.com

Blessings
Michelle
(milodeke)
Site Admin

Saturday, May 25, 2013

1-800 Charity Cars and Bakery Boss with Buddy Valastro Team Up to Provide Gift of Vehicle for a Struggling Bakery

1-800 Charity Cars and Bakery Boss with Buddy Valastro Team Up to Provide Gift of Vehicle for a Struggling Bakery

New Pilot Bakery Boss with Buddy Valastro premiers Monday, May 27th at 10 p.m. E.T 

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Frankfort, NY (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 

Memorial Day gets a whole lot sweeter this year as America’s favorite baker Buddy Valastro hits the road looking for a struggling family bakery to help transform into a dough-making success. For the one-hour special, Buddy travels to Frankfort, NY to visit Friendly Bake Shop, an Italian-American bakery run by three generations of the Viti family. Open for 52 years, the business is suffering from outdated processes, broken equipment, and an old-school philosophy on running a small-town business. Buddy brings his world-famous blend of business skills and baking expertise to work with this family and challenge them to make big changes all in an effort to transform their crumbling dream into a dough-making enterprise.

1-800-Charity Cars donated a Chrysler Town and Country Van during the show as a surprise to Family Bakery for their delivery business. “Working with Bakery Boss was such a positive and uplifting experience,” reflected Rose Hill, Spokesperson of 1-800-Charity Cars. “Any opportunity to help a struggling family transform their lives with a vehicle always gives us joy. Being part of the show is such an amazing opportunity for everyone to see how a donated vehicle can help change someone’s life.”

The new pilot BAKERY BOSS starts at 10 p.m. ET on TLC Monday, May 27th

BAKERY BOSS is produced for TLC by High Noon Entertainment.


“Working with Bakery Boss was such a positive and uplifting experience” reflected Rose Hill, Spokesperson of 1-800-Charity Cars. “Any opportunity to help a struggling family transform their lives with a vehicle always gives us joy."


About The Original 1-800-Charity Cars

Established in 1996, the Original 1-800-Charity Cars operates the largest free non-profit car-donation / distribution program in the nation. The award-winning program has received an avalanche of local and national publicity being featured on shows such as Oprah, Montel, Good Morning America, and CBS Morning News. Articles about this one-of-a-kind organization have appeared in the Non-Profit Times, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, People Magazine and a host of other publications across America. Among its many awards, the organization is honored to be a past winner of the prestigious Walt Disney World Outstanding Community Service Award. The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, http://www.800CharityCars.org , has provided over 5000 free vehicles to struggling families all across America. The national nonprofit has recently launched its free car / social networking website, http://www.FreeCharityCars.org , which was designed to make the process of choosing who receives a free vehicle as fair as possible by providing a forum where individuals can engage the public and pro-actively pursue their dream of car-ownership


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Friday, September 14, 2012

Update/Change to Home Page/Now accessible while logged in

Hi guys,

Just wanted to let you all know about the change to the http://www.freecharitycars.org home page.

It has been updated so that now you may all access the home page while logged in to the site, which gives you access to the vehicle recipent list and new members.

As shown below;




PLEASE NOTE:

If you click on view all under the Recent Recipents you will be taken to a page with a list of all the recent recipents.
http://www.freecharitycars.org/past-recipients

If you click on view all under the New Members you will be taken to the Vote For Applicants list.
http://www.freecharitycars.org/members

I am trying to get this changed to where you will be redirected to a full viewable list of new members instead. There is no need to report this or message be about it. I am aware of it and  working on getting that changed if possible.

SUBMITTING A CONTACT US FORM:

Please be sure that if you submit anything through the Contact Us Form that you do the following:
  • Enter all information in it’s entirety (ie. Your Name, Your email address, and specific details, including date, time, page you on, error messages etc.
  • Choose the CORRECT subject of your submission (i.e. report a bug, general, donation issues, legal, etc…make the right choice according to your issue so your submission is routed to the right person)
  • Please allow adequate time for a response before submitting the same issue again. Submitting multiple forms about the same issue bog down the system and increases wait time for everyone. Allow at least 72 hours for a reply.
  • BE SURE you check your email address you provided with your submission for a response before you submit another one saying you did not get a reply.
  • If you have already received a response PLEASE REPLY to that response instead of submitting another form. If you submit another one you will be waiting in Queue behind others and cause for a greater wait time for everyone.

USEFUL ON SITE INFORMATION TO ASSIST YOU:


In closing;
If you have any problems, questions or concerns before you use the Contact Us form, please be sure to read the onsite information and you can also drop me an email on the site or at milodekeforfreecharitycars@yahoo.com
Thank you all for your patience.
Blessings Michelle

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

UPDATES/CHANGES to Friends List

Hi Guys!

Just wanted to update you on some changes to your friends list.

When you visit your profile or another members profile and click on view all under the My  Friends section, as shown in the photo below:




The friends list is now sorted in alphabetical order, which will make finding a specific member very easy for all of you.  An example below from the beginning of my friends list viewable from my profile page to the public;



Now for the best update to the friends list! If you hover your mouse over the My friends tab and then click on all friends from the drop down menu, as shown below;




You will now see that those who were here prior to the site revamp on 04/26/2011 no longer have duplicate or shuffling friends. Also all your friends are now in order by last log in date instead of date added as friend.

This will make your time voting your friends list much more efficient as you will no longer have to visit inactive members profiles. You will be able to see as you go down your list the last time they logged in. As shown below;



In closing;
If you have any problems, questions or concerns before you use the Contact Us form, please be sure to read the onsite information and you can also drop me an email on the site or at milodekeforfreecharitycars@yahoo.com
Thank you all for your patience while we work on the site.

Blessings
Michelle
~milodeke~

Site Updates/Info/Issues

Hi everyone! Please be sure to read the following so you will be up to speed with pertinent information.
1. CONTACT US: The contact us form was closed for submissions due to an update issue. This HAS BEEN RESOLVED, and the contact us form is functioning.
2. APPLY FOR A CAR: The application for a vehicle found under the Apply For A Car tab was closed for submissions for the same reason as contact us above. This HAS BEEN RESOLVED, and the application for a vehicle is functioning.
3. MEMBER SEARCH ENGINE: The members search engine did go out on a few occasions resulting in the following error message ““The Apache Solr search engine is not available. Please contact your site administrator.” this happened due to server updates/movement. It HAS BEEN RESOLVED and is functioning, as well as a monitor in place to alert the web team if it goes down again.
4. MEMBERS MISSING FROM SEARCH/APPLICANTS LIST: There were some issues with members missing from the member search engine and vote for applicants lists. This was due to work being done, migration to new server and a clean up of the index. It took some time for everyone to show back up but this HAS BEEN RESOLVED and is functioning.
5. ALTERNATE SIGNUP/LOG IN MISSING: The 3rd Party Alternate log in/sign up feature is missing. It has a white box that states; or Sign up using one of these networks: But there are no icons available or links to click to log in/sign up. This issue HAS NOT been resolved. It is being worked on and until it is corrected no one can sign up for an account through a 3rd party (facebook, yahoo, google, open ID) HOWEVER if you already have an account through a 3rd party and need to just log in you can do so from the log in page. The links are there under the log in button http://www.freecharitycars.org/user/login
6. DONATION ISSUES: The buttons for donations were mixed up but this HAS BEEN RESOLVED. The MGIVE donation method is NO LONGER an approved donation method and HAS BEEN REMOVED. We are only accepting donations through Paypal and JustGive now. Donations are backed up due to many factors but they will all be applied accordingly in due time. Please be patient and in the meantime if you have donations that have not been applied please send your receipt(s) to donate@freecharitycars.org
7. DATE OF BIRTH INVALID UNDER APPLY FOR A CAR: Under the Apply For A Car Tab within the application for a vehicle the year field for date of birth was only displaying 2010 through 2014 as choices. This issue HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
8. USERS KNOCKED OFF SITE: Members have complained they get booted off the site. They log in and begin to vote or return mail etc. and then they get a page that states access denied or you are not authorized to view this page. Once they click reload or go back to the main page of the site they discover they are no longer logged in to the site and have to log in again. This issue HAS BEEN RESOLVED and since the fix was put in place there have been no further issues with being knocked off, signed out etc.. IF you do experience this problem send a detailed report to website@freecahritycars.org
9. WHITE PAGE OF DEATH: Members have complained of white screens or white page of death as many call it. This was a very hard issue to replicate but finally was under high load conditions which led to some tweaks that have stopped this issue so this HAS BEEN RESOLVED. IF you do experience this problem send a detailed report to website@freecahritycars.org
10. SUBMITTING A CONTACT US FORM: Please be sure that if you submit anything through the Contact Us Form that you do the following:
  • Enter all information in it’s entirety (ie. Your Name, Your email address, and specific details, including date, time, page you on, error messages etc.
  • Choose the CORRECT subject of your submission (i.e. report a bug, general, donation issues, legal, etc…make the right choice according to your issue so your submission is routed to the right person)
  • Please allow adequate time for a response before submitting the same issue again. Submitting multiple forms about the same issue bog down the system and increases wait time for everyone. Allow at least 72 hours for a reply.
  • BE SURE you check your email address you provided with your submission for a response before you submit another one saying you did not get a reply.
  • If you have already received a response PLEASE REPLY to that response instead of submitting another form. If you submit another one you will be waiting in Queue behind others and cause for a greater wait time for everyone.
11. USEFUL ON SITE INFORMATION TO ASSIST YOU:
In closing;
If you have any problems, questions or concerns before you use the Contact Us form, please be sure to read the onsite information and you can also drop me an email on the site or at milodekeforfreecharitycars@yahoo.com
Thank you all for your patience.
Blessings Michelle

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nominate 1800CharityCars for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Helmet of Hope

Nominate 1800CharityCars for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Helmet of Hope

 


Nominate your favorite charity for a chance to be featured on Jimmie’s helmet and to receive $10,000 and a Blue Bunny ice cream party!


Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm ET on Monday, May 7, 2012. 


About the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Program

In its fifth year, the Helmet of Hope program gives fans and media members across the country the opportunity to nominate their favorite charity to be featured on five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson’s Sprint Cup helmet for the race at Infineon Raceway on June 24, 2012 in Sonoma, Calif.  This year’s title sponsor for Helmet of Hope is Blue Bunny Ice Cream.  In addition to being featured on the helmet, each charity selected also receives a grant of $10,000 and a Blue Bunny ice cream party.  To date, the program has contributed more than $300,000 to 49 different charities.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR NOMINATION



***INFORMATION TO ASSIST YOU IN NOMINATING CHARITY CARS***

  1. CHARITY-  The Original 1800CharityCars
  2. CHARITY WEBSITE- http://www.800charitycars.org/
  3. CHARITY MISSION STATEMENT-  Their stated mission is “To engage in activities that will uplift humanity” with their main focus on providing free donated vehicles to struggling families to assist them in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency.
  4. CHARITY CONTACT- Rose Hill
  5. CHARITY PHONE NUMBER- 1-800-242-7489
  6. CHARITY EMAIL ADDRESS- info@800charitycars.org

 

 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Congratulations to our January 2012 Free Charity Car Recipients!


JANUARY 10, 2012

BEEP BEEP!! Congratulations to Free Charity Car Recipient Donna Maxwell (girlie65)of Bordentown, New Jersey who was awarded a 2000 Toyota Corolla!


JANUARY 17, 2012

BEEP BEEP!! Congratulations to Free Charity Car Recipient Ariana Rivera Perez (Ariana834) from Jersey City, New Jersey who was awarded a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban!!

BEEP BEEP!! Congratulations to Free Charity Car Recipient Jared Geib (coz152)from Long Island, New York was awarded a 1987 Chevrolet Corvette!!
 


BEEP BEEP!! Congratulations to Free Charity Car Recipient Jennifer Clarke (jclarked) from Houston, Texas who was awarded a 2003 Isuzu Rodeo!!


JANUARY 24, 2012

BEEP BEEP!! Congratulations to Free Charity Car Recipient Kevin Smith (Kevin Smith) from Denver, Colorado who was awarded a 2000 Buick Park Avenue!


BEEP BEEP!! Congratulations to Free Charity Car Recipient Cynthia Moore (cynthiamoore) from CherryHill, New Jersey who was awarded a 2000 Subaru Outback!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Head to Facebook & Help FCC Win Air Time on WOKV!

 

Every member who has a Facebook Profile and/or Page be sure to head on over to Facebook today and suppot FCC with a like!




Thanks to Alicia Benton, Free Charity Car member alecia143 for spotting the following on Facebook this week;




 

 

Law Office of John M Phillips

Free commercial on WOKV to the business or charity that gets us the most “likes” by next Friday. Help us grow and we will give you airtime on the most listened to station in the area.


 

She immediately nominated Free Charity Cars! Now she needs all of us to head over to Facebook and help reach those 100 Likes!!!





 

HOW TO VOTE FOR FREE CHARITY CARS:


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cast a vote everyday 1/12 thru 2/9 for Free Charity Cars in the Citgo Fueling For Good Contest!


 
Be sure to mark your calendar and support FREE Charity Cars in Citgo's Fueling For Good Contest.


Voting begins on January 12, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends on February 9, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


You may vote ONCE A DAY EVERYDAY


CLICK HERE TO VOTE EVERYDAY STARTING 1/12 THRU 2/9

Thank you for your support!

Be sure to watch 1800CharityCars team up with Extreme Makeover Home Edition Jan 13th 8/7central

The Original 1800CharityCars teamed up with Extreme Makeover Home Edition to transform lives in Joplin, Missouri, to help the families there who were affected by the devastating tornado that hit Joplin on May 22nd. 
 
We donated a 32 foot custom Spectrum motorhome that was transformed into a mobile arts classroom dedicated to empowering children through creativity and mobilizing creative healing. 
 
 
 
Be sure to watch the show airing on ABC this Friday, January 13th, 8/7 central. The episode is the largest project the show has ever attempted- building 6 homes, a children's center and the mobile arts classroom!