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A Message from our President:
Without adequate transit for the less-advantaged, opportunity will tend to pass them by, like overcrowded buses on a cold winter day .” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author.

As temperatures plummet this time of year, all of us at Vehicles for Change are especially sensitive to the more than 60,000 households in Baltimore without personal transportation. Without a car, these families are forced to make their daily commutes by bus. We regularly hear horror stories from our vehicle recipients about our community’s public transportation system... ( Continue Reading - 360 words )

Sincerely,
Martin "Marty" Schwartz
Vehicles for Change Purchases $1M Waverly Garage
We are ecstatic to announce that thanks to the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and a private donor, we've officially purchased our Full Circle garage in Baltimore's Waverly Community!

WBAL-TV's Theo Hayes broke the story in this interview . It was also covered by The Baltimore Business Journal in this article . Click the links to either watch or read to learn more.

While this purchase means the world to our organization, our work does not stop here. In order to continue training more formerly incarcerated men and women to be auto mechanics, more support is needed. Make a gift to Vehicles for Change today!
Be A Holiday Superhero: Make a Year-End Tax-Deductible Donation!
We believe individuals with talent are abundant - it is opportunity that is limited. We are matching those low-income families and individuals with impactful opportunities via car ownership and automotive training.

Want to help?

  • Donate an unused or unwanted vehicle in just three simple steps. At Vehicles for Change, we accept your vehicle AS-IS. Pickup is quick, seamless and FREE. You complete the donation form, schedule one of our tow-truck drivers to pick up your vehicle and it will be out of your hair in just a few business days.
  • No vehicle to donate? That's okay! Give a year-end monetary gift to support our programs and services! At Vehicles for Change, you can rest-assured every dollar donated counts and makes a measurable difference.
  • Tell your friends about why you support VFC! We invite you to "share" our social media posts via the following links:
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From the Baltimore Sun: Vehicles for Change Offers Former Prisoners an Opportunity
Our very own Sean Howard was featured in this article and video from The Baltimore Sun discussing his background and employment with our organization. You might recognize Sean from this national news article earlier this year in The Washington Post .

We are extremely proud of Sean and his accomplishments, and we are grateful for his service to our organization. In his time with us, Sean has become part of the heart and soul of our operations. Interested to meet him? Schedule an appointment at our Halethorpe Full Circle Auto Repair & Training Center and he could be the one to repair your vehicle!
Marty Talks VFC Programs & Services with 98 Rock and the Baltimore Ravens
Marty Schwartz, president, (left) discusses Vehicles for Change's programs with Anthony Levine Sr., linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens
Anthony Levine Sr. and Brynden Trawick of the Baltimore Ravens pose with Marty shortly after the interview on Tuesday, December 17
Vehicles for Change's president, Martin Schwartz was invited to join 98 Rock Baltimore's Kirk and Marianne and the Anthony Levine Sr. show earlier this week to discuss our programs and services at Wayward Smokehouse in Federal Hill, Baltimore.

Anthony Levine is a huge supporter of our work and filmed this Public Service Announcement on behalf of our organization this time last year!
Did You Know Full Circle is Open to the Public?
Each of our Full Circle Auto Repair & Training Centers are open to the public and we are ready to fulfill all your vehicle's service needs at a labor rate 30% less than our competitors.

From brakes and rotors to $10 oil changes (hurry, this offer expires January 1, 2020!), free check engine light scans and more, we've got you covered at Full Circle. Stop in or schedule an appointment online and give us a try! All fund generated through our garages are poured back directly into our programs and services. It's a win-win.
Thank you for reading. Wishing you, your family, friends and other loved ones Happy Holidays from our family to yours!