Gift of reliable transportation helps local man in need

📸 Robert Thibaudeau and his 2008 Toyota Matrix, a gift from an anonymous New Englander through the Good News Garage.

CHARLTON — Imagine trying to live a productive life in Massachusetts without reliable transportation. It would be a struggle to say the least, but for one Charlton man the struggle is now over.

On August 9, Charlton resident Robert Thibaudeau received a car from Good News Garage. His used 2008 Toyota Matrix, donated by a generous New Englander, will transport him to a brighter future. Thibaudeau is just one of over 5,000 recipients of a vehicle from Good News Garage since the nonprofit began providing reliable transportation to local people in need in 1996.

Good News Garage works with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) to provide refurbished, donated vehicles to people with disabilities who otherwise could not afford to purchase a car. Thibaudeau’s car will be used to transport him to employment and life’s other critical activities.

A lack of transportation is one of the biggest reasons why people cannot achieve upward mobility. Good News Garage’s ability to help our neighbors in need is only limited by the amount of vehicle donations it receives.

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