Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good News Garage Featured in the Union Leader

If you read the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper, then it would have been hard for you to miss yesterday's feature story on Good News Garage. Jim Fennell, UL reporter, did a wonderful job of telling the story of Benjamin Orton, age 6, who has severe microcephaly. Good News Garage receives several donated "unique" vehicles every year and we work very hard to place these cars, vans and trucks in deserving homes. And of course, all vehicles donated to Good News Garage undergo our 72 point checklist to ensure that we only award reliable, quality vehicles. If you did not see yesterday's story, it is available on-line at:

You may also want to check out the "comments" section as well from the Union Leader web site. The story has received a wonderful response from the community.

As I write this blog, it is December 31st - the last day of 2008. Reading the story of Ben Orton and knowing that cars donated to Good News Garage have helped thousands of needy New England families warms my heart on this cold, snowy New Hampshire day. I wish you peace and a wonderful 2009 and I thank you for your support.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Car Donation Day is December 30th!

Bridgette Graham Marketing Volunteer for Good News Garage Vermont

Do you ever have trouble fitting in errands around your work schedule? I certainly do, which is why it is so great that Good News Garage Vermont is making a special effort to facilitate donations with longer business hours. This special donation event is intended to make bringing in your vehicle as convenient as possible. We will be ready on December 30th, from 8 am to 7 pm with experienced volunteers on hand, to receive your valid title and vehicle. Keep an eye out for our fancy donation signs with bright yellow notification of this unique drop-off opportunity.

Good News Garage staff normally work diligently from 8-5, but so do many of our donors. So, instead of rushing to get here before closing with your donated vehicle, on December 30, 2008 we invite you to take your time. Just bring your valid title and car any time between 8am and 7pm, and enjoy the convenience of our special extended hours drop-off event. Whether your car arrives at 8 am or 7 pm you are still eligible for the same tax deduction benefit that always comes with helping our worthy organization.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Good News Garage New Hampshire Welcomes New Board Members

I would like to personally welcome two NH leaders to the Good News Garage Board of Directors.

Ann Rice, New Hampshire's Assistant Attorney General, brings a wealth of legal and non-profit skills to the Good News Garage board. Having worked as a prosecutor for 18 years and also as a vocational counselor for adults with intellectual disabilities, Ann is passionate about helping the disadvantaged population. Ann has also served as the past president of Dress for Success NH and her husband, Chip Rice, is an active member of the Good News Garage NH Program Committe.

Trudy Sutherland, Account Executive and Special Project Coordinator for the New Hampshire Business Review, brings exceptional skills and passion to the Good News Garage board. With experience in marketing, special events, public speaking and public relations, Trudy is committed to using her professional talents to help others. Trudy has also donated TWO cars to Good News Garage New Hampshire and is an active member of the New Hampshire Good News Garage Program Committee.

Welcome ladies! Good News Garage is honored to have you in the Good News Garage "driver's seat"!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Families in need of a good car

We are receiving calls from people who have full-time jobs whose vehicles have died and they are having a tough time finding funds to purchase a reliable vehicle. We don't have many vehicles available and are always looking for more that we can repair and offer at an affordable rate.

If you know someone who has a good used car, truck or van to donate, give them our toll-free number 1-877-448-3288