Remember—100% of all proceeds at our automotive garages support the Full Circle Training Center, training individuals with criminal backgrounds and other barriers to employment to become auto mechanics. 
In just two years, the Full Circle Training Center operated by the nonprofit Vehicles for Change, has placed more than 45 graduates in full-time positions in local dealerships and garages. It is regarded as the most successful training program in the State of Maryland. 
By allowing us the opportunity to service your vehicle you will be empowering even more individuals to achieve their dream!
Recipient Spotlight

Ian and his wife recently welcomed a new baby girl; his third child. As a father of three, with a wife who is on maternity leave, he has many people relying on him. Ian is a construction worker, which requires him to work in many different locations, but he is losing work due to his lack of transportation. Without a car, he cannot get to certain sites and often misses out on these jobs. Ian wants to work longer hours and more jobs in order to support his family. His children are affected by this transportation issue as well. His 17-year-old son has not been able to participate in sports like many of his classmates. His 4-year-old will start school soon and would like to participate in afterschool activities as well. It is very difficult to get his newborn to the doctor’s office without a car.

This car is extremely important to Ian and his family. It will improve their lives and their futures. Ian will be able to find a better paying job and work more hours to support his family. He will be able to transport his wife to work, whose maternity leave will be ending soon. They will never have to miss a doctor’s appointment for their new daughter and their other children will be able to participate in afterschool activities. The family is excited to use their car to go to the movies, the amusement park, and new restaurants. You can read more recipient stories on our blog, here.

The Vehicles for Change Best of Automotive Service Center Awards program recognizes car repair facilities that provide the best customer service in the Baltimore Metropolitan Region. Finalists will be selected in three categories: Dealerships, Chain Garages, and Independently Owned Garages. Winners will be announced at a special event at the American Visionary Arts Museum on October 25, 2017.

To purchase tickets for the awards, if your company is interested in sponsoring, or to nominate your automotive garage for consideration, click hereFor more information about the event please contact Maggie Dier at 410-242-9674 or

Thank You
General Motors 
Thank you to our friends at General Motors Global Corporate Giving for a recent grant award of $91,000 to support the expansion of our automotive training program in Detroit, Michigan. 
Because of their generosity, we will be able to hire an additional instructor to train even more auto mechanics through our Full Circle Auto Service & Training Center. We greatly appreciate General Motors’ investment in Vehicles for Change and those we serve!
National Night Out
Vehicles for Change along with the  Halethorpe Civic Association is hosting a National Night Out. The goal of National Night Out is to enhance the partnership between the police and the community, promote neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer. It will take place at Halethorpe Community Center on Tuesday, August 1st from 6-8pm. There will be refreshments provided including hot dogs and chips. Full Circle Service Center will have a booth at the event. Stop by and enter to win a "Service with a Heart" automotive care package!
Check out Freedom Wheels website to look at our available inventory. Call 410-242-9678 for more information or to arrange a test drive.