Much More Than A Hashtag

Each Tuesday, I’ll be spotlighting a car-related charitable organization. Cars have the power to change lives.

Cars are a source of economic and social mobility for all of us, but especially for those who live in areas where public transit is inconsistent or non-existent. Having access to safe, reliable transportation can mean the difference between employment and unemployment for working people.

Earlier this year, the Detroit Free Press ran an article on  James Robertson, who walked to work each day in the brutal Detroit weather. Donations poured in from all over the country, and a local Ford dealership gifted him with a brand-new car. His commute is now completed in minutes instead of hours, and the additional donations allow  him to have a financial safety net that was otherwise impossible on $10.55 an hour.

Robertson’s plight is representative of working people across the country who lack access to reliable transportation. Charities such as Vermont-based Good News Garage buys and repairs used vehicles to give to people in need. By donating funds or a used car, you can change a person’s life.

A safe, reliable car will give a person in need access to employment, school, daycare, medical appointments and so much more. Good News Garage is accepting vehicle donations from CT, VT, NH, MA, and Rhode Island. Cars coming from States outside of the New England  area will be given case-by-case consideration.

If you’re looking to spread some car love, check out Good News Garage. I am not affiliated with them in any way, but I do appreciate the power of a car to change a person’s life. ❤

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