Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vermont Campaign To End Childhood Hunger Visits

Maisie Howard from The Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger visited Good News Garage. We are looking at ways to partner since our missions are similar, both organizations are expanding access to basic needs for low-income Vermonters so they can lead healthy and productive lives. As food and fuel prices continue to rise, it’s more important than ever that Vermont families know about all the services available to them.

Maisie explained to me that The Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger has 5 different programs it manages to address hunger issues. One is to increase awareness about food stamps. They even have a site that helps people calculate eligiblity. If you need help with fuel assistance they have information about that too. I am impress with all that The Vermont Campaign To End Childhood Hunger does.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Robert and Sharon Ross from Woodbury, Vermont, donated a car today. I thanked them and asked how they came to the decision to donate. "We were inspired by the ad we saw on WCAX." Sharon said "We wanted to help a struggling working family have a dependable car."
Most people don't know this but that ad that Sharon is speaking about was one of the many public service announcements WCAX runs for Good News Garage every year for free. It has made a HUGE difference for GNG. There are dozens of families around Vermont who would not have transportation if we didn't have WCAX's generous support. Thanks WCAX!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bedford NH Historical Society Antique & Classic Car/Truck Show and Rally THIS Weekend

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the Bedford, NH Historical Society Antique and Classic Car/Truck Show and Rally ( This family friendly event take place at the Bedford Village Shoppes on Saturday, July 19th (rain date July 20th). The fun begins with a rally at 9:30 followed by the car show at 11:30. Food and beverages will be provided by the Bedford Men's Club and Good News Garage NH will be on hand with free candy, sports bottles and kid activities. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Kathy Shand Honored by the White House

I received a called from the White House today! Yes, it is true THE White House. They called to let us know that Good News Garage's Office Manager, Kathy Shand, is being honored by Bush's Faith-Based Initiative Office in their book of inspiring people.

Eleven years ago Kathy recieved a donated car from Good News Garage. She also applied for a job and was hired here. When she started she was a single mom of four children getting by on public assistance. Since then she has been promoted and is now raising three of her grandchildren with her new husband. Kathy has dedicated much of her life to Good News Garage's car donation program. She understands, more than anyone, what a difference a car can make. The staff at GNG are happy to see her inspiring story and dedictation to Good News Garage acknowledged.

Congratulations Kathy!

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