Cars for Neighbors

Mission Statement

The Mission of Free To Be is "Fostering Independence by Providing Car Care." Free To Be responds to a critical need in Anoka County by reducing one of the primary barriers to employment through car repair and car donation to families. The goal is to help individuals and families that are economically disadvantaged by removing their transportation barriers.

Contact Information

1201 89th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434

General Information

Alternative Name
Cars for Neighbors, Free To Be, Inc.
Principal Staff
Jim Huff
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
Number of Clients


Board Chair
James Kugler
Number of Board Members
Average Member Attendance

Impact and Programs

We provided car repair to 152 families and donated 21 vehicles.
Current Goals
Complete a comprehensive strategic plan Maintain a three months reserve of operating capital Increase the number of cars donated to the agency to average 20 per month Adequate staffing to balance work load and expenses Repair 228 cars Donate 36 cars
Community or Constituency Served
Anoka County
Geographic Area Served
Anoka County


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $344,169 86.1%
Management $32,592 8.2%
Fundraising $22,917 5.7%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $143,914 $57,977 $128,167
Beginning of Year: $57,977 $128,167 $141,660
Difference: $85,937 ($70,190) ($13,493)

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