Oxmoor Auto Group in Louisville, Kentucky has been fixing up cars and donating them to local families in need as part of a nationwide program called Recycled Rides, sponsored by the NABC and Progressive, according to voice-tribune.com.
The auto group selected The Cabbage Patch Settlement House as their recipient because of their Patch Parents program. This special program aims to break the cycle of poverty through commitment to intensive, long-term case management services. This is the second year that a Cabbage Patch client has been the recipient of a Recycled Rides automobile, according to voice-tribune.com. The refurbished 2013 Toyota Corolla was revealed to Feona Hayes at Oxmoor Collision Center on Nov. 24 at 3 p.m.
Hayes was selected to receive the donation because of her active participation in Patch Parent programs and her dedication to her children’s education and development through The Cabbage Patch’s youth programs, according to voice-tribune.com. Hayes is a single mother who previously relied on a borrowed car to get to and from her job at Jefferson County Public School, run errands, and drive her 12 and 17 year old to the Cabbage Patch programs.
The Corrolla is a much safer form of transportation, compared to the older model she had been driving, and the excellent gas mileage will make it possible for Hayes to save more money toward her goal of buying her own house and sending her children to college. Over the course of two months, employees at Oxmoor Collision Center donated hours of their time on weekends to make the once-damaged Corolla look new.
According to voice-tribune.com, many other sponsors contributed to the giveaway, including Enterprise Car Rental, Five Star Wheels, Gipe Automotive, Grade A, PPG Paint, Toyota Corporate and Acudent.
For more information about The Cabbage Patch, visit www.cabbagepatch.org.