Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On the road with Good News Garage NH

Good News Garage NH is hitting the streets every Saturday in September to attend events around the state. If you are enjoying any of these fall festivals, stop by the Good News Garage NH booth. We'll have games and prizes for the kiddos and Good News Garage goodies for the adults. But best of all, you can learn more about the Good News Garage NH Donate a car...Change a life!program. Good News Garage NH wishes you a fun-filled September and we we look forward to seeing you here:

Cruising Downtown
aturday, September 4
All day!
Elm Street, Manchester, NH

Bedford Olde Towne Day
Saturday, September 11
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Riley Field Complex, Bedford, NH

Hollis Old Home Days
Saturday, September 18
Nichols Field on Depot Road, Hollis, NH

Merimack Fall Festival
Saturday, September 25
10:00 - 3:00
Merrimack Town Center, Merrimack, NH

Friday, August 20, 2010

Good News Garage NH - Donate a car...Change a life!

I love this photo of Nick (second from left), the Good News Garage NH vehicle processor, shown here with the recipients of a donated and refurbished 2001 Ford Windstar with 185,000 miles. To receive a car from Good News Garage, a client cannot have a working car in the household. So the families that Good News Garage NH serves struggle to commute to work, childcare, medical appointments and even to the store. By accepting, repairing and awarding reliable donated cars to families in need, Good News Garage changes lives one car at a time. And the joy and relief felt by our clients is often displayed on the faces of our clients when they pick up their "new" vehicles.

If you have an older car, van or truck that you no longer need, please consider donating it to Good News Garage NH. All car donors have the satisfaction of knowing that their car is transporting a new family toward financial independence. To date, more than 12,000 cars have been donated to Good News Garage and Good News Garage has provided vehicles to more than 3,500 families throughout New England.

In addition, Good News Garage car donors may realize a unique tax advantage. Other car donation programs liquidate the cars they receive limiting the tax deduction to the amount the charity receives at auction. Cars donated to Good News Garage NH that can be reconditioned and awarded to a family qualify for a deduction equal to the vehicle's full fair market value! This can mean a deduction worth thousands of dollars.

To donate a car, van, truck, boat, RV, moped, motorcycle, camper, ATV or jet ski, to Good News Garage New Hampshire, call toll-free: 877-GIVE-AUTO (448-3288) or visit on-line: http://www.goodnewsgarage.org/.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cars for a Cause Car Show to benefit Good News Garage New Hampshire

Calling all car lovers! On Saturday, August 21st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (rain date of 8/22) Hillcrest Terrace Retirement Community in Manchester is hosting the Third Annual Cars for a Cause Car Show to benefit Good News Garage N.H. This family friendly event features live music by The Bel Airs, a bake sale, a hamburger/hot dog stand and raffle items from local businesses such as Cotton, Currier Museum of Art, NH Motor Speedway, Segway Tours of Manchester, Jacques Flower Shop, The Palace Theatre, Derryfield Country Club Chunky’s Cinema & Pub and many more.

All show cars are welcome to register and trophies will be awarded. Registrants are treated to complimentary food and a goody bag. Hillcrest Terrace is conveniently located at 200 Alliance Way, Manchester (take Hackett Hill Rd. off of exit 10 from Rt. 93 and exit 7 from Rt. 293) Call Johanne at (603) 836-2247 to reserve a spot or for more information visit: http://www.hillcrestterrace.com/

Good News Garage N.H., a program of Lutheran Social Services, accepts, repairs and provides donated cars, vans and trucks to families in need. Since 1996, Good News Garage has provided donated cars, vans and trucks to more than 3,500 New England families. All cars provided by Good News Garage N.H. have been donated and all donations qualify for a tax deduction ranging from $500 to fair market value. For more information or to donate a car, visit http://www.goodnewsgarage.org/ or call toll-free: 877-GIVE-AUTO.

Cars for a Cause is Good News Garage N.H.'s largest annual fundraiser and is sponsored by Laconia Savings Bank, Moore Center Services and South Elm Automotive.