THREE FAMILIES, THREE CARS, ONE UNFORGETTABLE DAY: Three Maryland families receive the gift of a car for Christmas from Vehicles for ChangeDecember 15, 2021
HALETHORPE, MD. (December 15, 2021)— The holiday season is here and in full swing. As stockings are hung by the chimney with care, three families will receive a car to place under their Christmas tree this year. On Monday December 20, 2021, at 10am, the nonprofit organization, Vehicles for Change (VFC), for a second year, will award three Maryland families the gift of a vehicle. The event will take place at VFC’s 4111 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe location.
Reliable transportation is a gift that keeps on giving, and for Baltimore City residents Darryenne Ford, and Raven Hawkins, along with Brittany Briscoe from Dundalk, a car will give them the gift of independence. Independence for Ms. Hawkins to take her children to Dave and Busters, independence for Ms. Ford to move from part-time to full-time on her job, and independence for Ms. Brisco to go back to school.
Darryenne Ford is a Baltimore City resident and a mother of two. Ms. Ford currently works two jobs, the first one is at the University of Maryland, working with chronically ill children, and the second job is at The Children’s Place. Ms. Ford enjoys taking her children to the aquarium and holds certifications in phlebotomist, CNA, GMA, and EMT.
Brittany Briscoe is a Dundalk resident and a mother of three. Before COVID, her children participated in basketball, football, and karate. Brittany is currently a nursing assistant at Future Care in Baltimore where she cares for elderly and disabled patients and has achieved her CNA/GNA certification.
Raven Hawkins currently lives in Baltimore City and is a mother of three children. She is a nurse tech at Sinai Hospital and has her CNA certification. As a family they enjoy having weekly movie nights and going out to eat.
Ms. Brisco shared her gratitude by stating “I never won anything in my life and I feel like I just won the lottery”. Vehicle for Change’s mission is to help put families on the road to end generational poverty, and this holiday season, VFC is three families closer to meeting that mission.
About Vehicles for Change
Vehicles for Change accepts, and repairs donated cars and awards them to pre-qualified families for as little as $950, enabling low-income families to become self-sufficient. A nonprofit organization, VFC receives 99 percent of its car donations from the public. Since 1999, VFC has awarded more than 6,800 cars to low-income families, changing the lives of more than 24,000 people. Eligible families are referred to VFC through partnering social service-type agencies. VFC car donors gain a substantial tax advantage that is not available with most other charities. For additional information about Vehicles for Change, or to donate a vehicle, visit www.vehiclesforchange.org or call 855-820-7990.