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Megan and her son stand in front of the donated car they received from Good News Garage

    Vermont Car Donations Uplift Northeast Kingdom Mothers

    Vermont car donations are making a big impact in the lives of mothers from the rural Northeast Kingdom.

    On March 31, 2021, Megan Tattersall was handed the keys to a 2008 Nissan Versa. This was made possible by a generous Vermont car donor. While awarding the car to Megan, she commented on the difference it will make in the life of her and her children. She said, “Thank you so much for your donation. This vehicle will allow me to keep my job and provide transportation for my children.”

    Megan’s local newspaper, the Newport Dispatch, shared the news of Megan’s life-changing gift.

    Two more moms from the Northeast Kingdom also recently drove away in donated cars from Good News Garage.

    Nikita Rich, of Lyndonville, and Heather Smith, of Gilman were both put in the driver’s seat in June of 2021. Their local newspaper, the Caledonian Record, shared their story.

    Safe and reliable transportation in the form of a personal vehicle is a necessity in rural areas, such as the Northeast Kingdom. In these rural regions, it’s not uncommon for work, school, medical care, and groceries to be a 30-or-more-minute drive from home. Additionally, these areas aren’t served by public transportation and extreme weather can make getting around extremely difficult for much of the year.

    Vermont car donations made to Good News Garage allow car donors to have the biggest possible impact. Unlike other car donation programs that sell 100% of the cars they receive, the goal of Good News Garage is to place as many donated cars back in the community as possible. For their generosity, donors receive free towing and qualify for generous tax deductions.

    If you’re ready to donate, you can do it online in just minutes. Or, if you have any questions, let us know!