12/19/12 – Halethorpe, MD — Baltimore nonprofit Vehicles for Change (VFC) and Calvert Hall College High School have joined forces this holiday season to provide a vehicle to a deserving Baltimore family. The vehicle, a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, will be awarded during a ceremony at Calvert Hall on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
“Calvert Hall has been an outstanding partner to VFC,” said Martin Schwartz, president of Vehicles for Change. “Our partnership magnifies the impact of a car donation. Funds are raised for both organizations, and we are able to change the lives of even more families. It is a true win-win.”
The Pontiac Grand Prix will be awarded to a single mother with three children. She will use the car to travel to her new job as a director of a Baltimore daycare center.
Vehicles for Change’s partnership with Calvert Hall began in 2009. Calvert Hall promotes Vehicles for Change’s car donation program in their e-newsletter and magazine, as well on their website and Facebook page. In exchange, the school receives 40 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of cars donated on their behalf. Since the partnership began, more than $8,000 has been raised for the school through car donations. These funds go towards The Hall Fund, which supports need-based financial aid, academics and student life and the furthering of the school’s Catholic mission and service.
“The partnership Calvert Hall has had with Vehicles for Change exemplifies the service oriented mission of both organizations,” said Wayne Hobik, director of institutional advancement at Calvert Hall. “We truly appreciate their dedication to our community, and the financial support they have provided over the years.”
Since its formation in 1999, Vehicles for Change has impacted the lives of more than 14,000 individuals by awarding more than 4,000 cars to low-income families in Maryland, Washington and Virginia. The organization relies on donated cars from the public to provide vehicles to worthy families.