Welcome to "Driving Change," your monthly connection to the great work going on at Vehicles for Change! In our newsletter, we'll be providing you updates on upcoming events, specials at Full Circle Auto Repair & Training Center and more. Thank you for your interest in and support of Vehicles for Change.
A Message from Our CEO
Winter brings lower temperatures and the potential for freezing rain, sleet and snow which can wreak havoc on our roads and highways. Outside of combating chilly mornings and extended commute times, it’s important for you to think about one of your most valuable assets: your vehicle. 

Martin "Marty" Schwartz
Introducing: Custom Cars, Cocktails & Change!
We are pleased to announce  Custom Cars, Cocktails & Change , a car show featuring top exotic and classic vehicles taking place Saturday, May 4, 2019 at our Halethorpe location (4111 Washington Blvd.).
From 6:30 to 10 p.m. enjoy craft cocktails, beer, wine and delectable small plates while you tour some of the rarest vehicles up close and personal – all while supporting a great cause. All event proceeds support our mission of empowering families with financial challenges to achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technical training.
Both VIP and General Admission tickets are available.  Purchase yours today as space is limited!
A Few of the Vehicles You'll See Include:
Coming "Full Circle"
Are you familiar with Full Circle Auto Repair & Training Center , a subsidiary of Vehicles for Change?

Full Circle combines transparent, affordable auto repair, maintenance and service with a heart. In addition to providing high-quality, lower-cost automotive services, Full Circle houses a six-month reentry program that teaches returning citizens the skills necessary to thrive.

This month, we invite you to meet Perry, a recent graduate of our Full Circle training program. Before entering the program, Perry had tried his best to prepare for re-entering society. However, with limited technical skills and training, his opportunities were limited.

Become a Monthly Donor!
Vehicles for Change believes individuals with talent are abundant - it is opportunity that is limited. We are matching those individuals with impactful opportunities via car ownership and automotive training. 

YOU can help make a difference by becoming a monthly donor to our organization! For as little as $10 per month, you can provide us the support we need year-round to consistently make a difference for families and individuals in need.
What Services Are Available at Full Circle?
Your vehicle is one of the biggest investments you make, and ensuring its dependability is important. Whether you use your car to commute, pick up the kids after school, or simply for getting around town, you should be able to rely on it.

From engine checks to brake pads, we do it all at Full Circle Auto Repair & Training Center! To learn about what services are available to you at Full Circle, click HERE . For additional information, call 410-242-3168.

Our Current Promotions Include:
  • Free Engine Light Inspection
  • Free Battery Check
  • Standard Oil Change $9.99
  • Synthetic Oil Change $59.99
  • Anti-Freeze Fluid Exchange $49.99
  • Standard Disc Brake Service $99.99 (pads & labor) - Lifetime Warranty on Pads
Recipient Spotlight
Ameena is a hard-working mother of two beautiful girls, ages 8 and 5. Currently, Ameena works at a cemetery in Suitland Maryland as a sales counselor. Without her own transportation, Ameena used 3 buses to get her daughters to school and herself to work. However, the commute ended up amounting to 2.5 hours each way. “If I left work at 5:00 PM, my daughters and I wouldn’t get home until 7:30 PM,” she said.

Roof Update!
You may have seen in our last e-newsletter and on our social media channels last month that the roof of our Halethorpe garage was in desperate need of repair.

Thanks to you, our loyal supporters, and the help of an extremely generous private donor, we're happy to report we've raised the money needed to repair our roof and ensure the safety of our staff and automotive trainees!

We appreciate your generosity, and roof repairs will begin soon!
Furloughed? Consider LYFT!
Although the government shutdown has ended temporarily, it was still the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. More than 800,000 people didn't receive paychecks, causing extreme financial strain on families and individuals in need.

If you or a close friend or loved one have been affected by the shutdown, we encourage you to consider learning more about driving for LYFT, one of Vehicles for Change's partners!

For additional information on becoming a driver and supplementing your income, click HERE .