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Donated cars for VT families in need Wheels to Work

The Wheels to Work program at Good News Garage helps lower-income families overcome transportation barriers and move forward in their lives. We do this by repairing donated cars, as necessary, and then awarding them to families in need. Every donated car is inspected to ensure it is safe, reliable, and capable of helping its new owner achieve self-sufficiency.

In this rural state, hundreds of Vermont families need reliable vehicles for everyday life. We partner with Vermont’s Economic Services Division to provide vehicles to participants in the Reach Up program of the Department of Children and Families.

How to Qualify for a Car

To determine if you qualify, please contact your case manager at Reach Up. If you are eligible, you will be given an application to fill out and return to your Reach Up case manager. Reach Up determines who is eligible for a vehicle and then notifies Good News Garage. You can learn more about Reach Up at https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/reachup

If you are at risk of losing your job due to lack of transportation, ask your case manager about Good News Garage’s Ready To Go program (see below). Ready To Go covers the entire state of Vermont and provides rides to and from employment and to and from childcare so that you may continue to work.

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Microtransit solutions using donated vans. Ready To Go

Ready To Go is a transportation program for individuals and families in Vermont that uses donated minivans to help clients access essential life activities, including jobs, school and childcare. Ready To Go provides more than 30,000 rides annually across the state of Vermont and works in partnership with the Vermont Department for Children and Families, Economic Services Division to provide this service.

Our Ready To Go program primarily operates through a partnership with the state’s Department of Children and Families. You can find out more about the Vermont Department for Children and Families at https://dcf.vermont.gov/.

If your business or organization is interested in partnering to provide rides to employees, staff, and other individuals please contact us.

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Donate a Car in Vermont

Interested in donating a car to help support participants in the Reach Up program?

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