Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Good News Garage Vermont takes ANY donated vehicle

If you haven't heard Good News Garage Vermont's new car donation policy is that we take ANY donated car, truck, van, boat, mini-van... any where in Vermont. Good News Garage tows for FREE. If you want to drop your car off, you can either bring it to our Burlington office at 331 North Winooski or on Wednesday to Bruno's Truck Repair on Randbury Road in Rutland.

It's easy, just call Good News Garage, toll-free, 1-877-448-3288 or donate your car online right now! All donations are tax deductible. Good News Garage is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Good News Garage Volunteers Truly are the Greatest!

Good News Garage volunteers never cease to amaze me. Their generosity and giving spirit is so very inspiring. GNG-CT hosted 15 volunteers as part of the 2008 Day of Caring. What a great group of volunteers! In one day they managed to create - not one - but two quilts that will travel to various community and church events as a marketing and public relations tool. The quilts have photos and quotes from clients and as more cars are provided to clients, the squares will continue to be signed. The quilts are beautiful!

As if the quilts were not enough, this motivated group tackled a third project. The volunteers managed to create a 3 minute video that I must say is quite impressive! The video was part of a video challenge issued by United Way to capture the events of Day of Caring while keeping within the theme of "Giving Hope."

They did a great job! Our amazing group of volunteers rallied together to create a really moving video. Considering most of the volunteers had no previous experience with Good News Garage, I'm inspired by their creativity and amazing grasp of what GNG is, how we inspire hope and change lives. The video has been uploaded to YouTube.....Check out the video!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hal Colston featured on the Car Doctor program

Tune in to 950 am WROL on Saturday, September 27th at 9:00 am to hear John Paul, the "Car Doctor," interview Good News Garage visionary, Hal Colston, live on his program. With the assistance of Lutheran Social Services, Hal started Good News Garage over 12 years ago in Burlington, Vermont. Because of his innovative idea, thousands of families have received donated vehicles in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut. Good News Garage also became the model for other similar car donation programs throughout the United States. For more information on John Paul and his Car Doctor program, check out his web site at:

Monday, September 1, 2008

Good News Garage Expands Car Donation Program in MA to include Cape Cod

Click here to donate your car online.

Good News Garage, in partnership with the Homeless Prevention Council (HPC), is starting a car donation program on the Cape. Like all other Good News Garage programs our goal on the Cape is to repair as many donated cars, trucks and vans as possible and provide them to working low-income individuals.

The Homeless Prevention Council formerly the Interfaith Council for the Homeless. serves low-income families on the Lower Cape. If you are interested in volunteering or applying for a car, on the Lower Cape, call Skip Johnson at 508-255-9667.

To donate a car, truck or van call, toll-free, 1-877-448-3288 or submit your car donation online , right now.