Good News Garage

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.

Record Type: 
Innovative Programs
Start Date: 
Monday, January 1, 1996
Type of Agency/Organization: 
Community-based organization; Nonprofit social service agency
Program Location: 
Burlington, Vermont
Geographic Reach: 
Multistate
Clientele/Population Served: 
Low-income families and individuals in need of transportation
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.

Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Transportation
    • Car Purchase Programs
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