Innovative Programs

Good News Garage

Mission/Goal of Program

Good News Garage creates economic opportunity by providing affordable and reliable transportation options to people in need. Good News Garage accepts donations from across New England and eastern New York and currently serves residents of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Good News Garage has provided over 5,000 vehicles to local New England families since 1996.

Programs/Services Offered

Good News Garage, a program of Lutheran Social Services, accepts, repairs and awards donated vehicles to individuals and families through a variety of programs. Clients use the vehicles to get to work, bring their children to the doctor, extra-curricular activities, access affordable housing and more. The vehicle help clients break the cycle of poverty by becoming financially self-sufficient. All vehicle donations to Good News Garage qualify for a tax deduction, some qualifying for the highest deduction allowable under IRS regulations. Eligibility requirements to receive a vehicle vary from state to state.

Start Date
Monday, January 1, 1996
Type of Agency/Organization
Community-based organization; Nonprofit social service agency
New Hampshire
New York
Geographic Reach
Clientele/Population Served
Low-income families and individuals in need of transportation
Car Purchase Programs