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For media inquiries, please contact Martin Schwartz, President of Vehicles for Change at or 410-242-9674.

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VFC empowers families with financial challenges to achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and workforce development through technical training.

VFC 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. Eligible families are referred to VFC through partnering social service-type agencies.

As a nonprofit organization, VFC receives 99 percent of its car donations from the public. Since 1999, VFC has awarded almost 8,000 cars to low-income families, changing the lives of more than 28,000 people.

Our Full Circle Auto Repair and Training Center is an employer-driven, paid internship social enterprise designed to provide auto technician training to individuals with multiple barriers to employment, including many recently released from incarceration. The interns repair the donated vehicles as a part of their hands-on training.

VFC car donors gain a substantial tax advantage unavailable to most other charities. For additional information about Vehicles for Change or to donate a vehicle, visit or call 410-242-9674.