Donated cars are the fuel for Good News Garage’s Wheels to Work program, and the families who entrust their vehicles to us are very important. Many of our donors have given multiple times to Good News Garage. We often hear that someone learned about Good News Garage from a family member, friend or coworker. Good News Garage prides itself on providing excellent, personalized service for our donors and this is reflected by these impressive statistics (obtained through an ongoing post-donation survey of car donors) and through the words of our donors.
Trudy: “Donating to Good News Garage was one of the easiest and most positive experiences of giving back that I’ve ever had. I received wonderful thank you notes from the women who benefitted from my cars. Knowing my donation helped these women get off assistance was extremely rewarding. Good News Garage is the ultimate recycling project and the icing on the cake was the full tax deduction I received. The folks at Good News Garage were so pleasant to deal with that I’m not only a two-time donor but now I’m a volunteer as well."
- 94% of car donors say they would donate to Good News Garage again
- 90% of car donors reported that their car was picked up when promised
- 88% of car donors reported that their car donation was completed quickly
John: "I was replacing my 14 year-old car and knew I wouldn't get much of a trade-in, yet the car was in good drivable condition. There was the opportunity for my car to continue to be of service to a deserving family. That was enough incentive, but then I learned I would receive a higher tax deduction. Good News Garage made that difference while helping others."
Andrea: "I liked the idea that a real family who needed reliable transportation would have my car. I also wanted the deduction, which would be a help to my fiscal position. If anyone wanted a reference, I would joyfully recommend GNG without reservation."
David and Michelle donated to Good News Garage in 2003 when they replaced their Dodge Stratus. Five years later the family was able to donate again to Good News Garage, this time a brand new moped. “I actually had won it, and I thought ‘I really can’t see us driving around on it,” Michelle said. The moped
was provided to a New Hampshire resident for whom it meant safe transportation to and from his job.
Myers Family: “We are so grateful as a family to be able to help others. Thank you for giving us this opportunity."