Christian Brothers Launches Car Donation Program
Jan. 2, 2020—Christian Brothers Automotive Foundation announced the launch of a new philanthropic endeavor that will provide single moms in need of reliable transportation with vehicles. The new 501(c)3 organization is called The Hub Garage, according to a press release.
The program will accept vehicle donations that will be repaired by Christian Brothers Automotive service technicians and given to single moms in need across the greater Houston area.
“There are around 24,000 single moms living below the poverty level in Houston,” said Jonathan Carr, president of Christian Brothers Automotive Foundation, in the release. “We want to leverage what we’re already good at to help people, and if we can lower that number by even a few families, we’ll have made a huge step in the right direction.”
The Hub Garage will work with community partners like the Ace Scholarship, which provides local kids a chance to find better rates and scholarship opportunities into the competitive private schools in Houston. As a referral source, Ace Scholarship will help The Hub Garage find single moms in need. The Hub Garage plans to extend its community connections in the future by working with similar partners to help identify parents who may benefit from its mission.
“We want to partner with excellent nonprofits, and Ace Scholarship exemplifies that commitment,” Carr said. “In the future, we want to expand this to all 27 of our major markets. We want to grow the program’s impact as fast as we can get cars donated.”
In 2020, the organization’s donation goal is 1,500 vehicles, which would provide over 1,000 single mothers with working vehicles.