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Roundup: GNG Car Recipients in the News

Every year at Good News Garage, we award between 150 and 200 refurbished donated cars to neighbors in need. Some of these car recipients share their stories with the newspapers and TV stations in their hometowns.

Good News Garage car recipients often come from difficult circumstances and are working hard to steer their lives in a better direction. A critical component of their journey is the ability to have safe and reliable transportation. From obtaining reliable employment to attending healthcare appointments, donated cars enable these car recipients to move forward in their lives towards social and financial self-sufficiency.

Jennifer, Recipient of Donated Car stands with her two kids
Jennifer and her two children pose next to the donated car she received from Good News Garage.

Below is a roundup of news articles from Winter ’21/’22 featuring recipients of donated cars from Good News Garage.

Massachusetts Car Recipients in the News

Danvers resident receives Good News Garage vehicle donation from the Herald Citizen

Pittsfield mother receives used car thanks to Good News Garage donation from the Berkshire Eagle

Springfield woman gifted vehicle from non-profit organization from WWLP 22 News

The Upside: Pittsfield mom received donated car from ABC News 10

Family shelter worker gifted free car by nonprofit Good News Garage by Spectrum News 1

Nonprofits are struggling amid a nationwide car shortage from ABC 7 Denver (as seen below)

Gardner woman has heartfelt reaction to life-altering gift from The Gardner News

Kingston resident considers her donated car a blessing from the Kingston Reporter

Vermont Car Recipients in the News

Good News Garage Seeks Car Donations for Vermont families from the Montpelier Bridge

Milton resident given car from Good News Garage in Burlington from the Milton Independent

Vt. Charity, Wrestling With Auto Industry Challenges, Gives Away 5,500th Donated Car from NECN

Local nonprofit groups faced with challenges from pandemic supply chain shortages from NBC 5

Bennington mom receives donated car; Donations needed during record-high car prices from the Bennington Banner

St. Albans mother finds transportation relief from Good News Garage from the St. Albans Messenger

Who Qualifies for Donated Cars?

The recipients of these donated cars are primarily from Massachusetts and Vermont. Our charitable programs in these states operate through established partnerships with state agencies. The state agencies are responsible for determining who qualifies for vehicles so that we can focus on obtaining donated cars, repairing them as necessary, and passing the keys to individuals and families in need.