Every year there are vehicles that are “written off” by owners or insurance companies, yet many times those vehicles simply need body and mechanical work to return to safe, road-ready condition.
MEET OUR RECIPIENTS
Jamie Brittain, who came to us through the Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center, received this beautifully refurbished 2001 Chrysler Sebring.
The vehicle donor, Sue Hrabak, learned about our Benevolence Program because of a December SJ-R article featuring Zara's Benevolence event then.
The lives of single mothers Jamie Smith and Alana Yates changed dramatically December 6th when we presented Jamie with a Chevy Equinox and Alana with a Hyundai Entourage.
The complete refurbishing of both vehicles coordinated by our team at Zara's.
As a single mother, Jessica Ransom was struggling greatly to get her children to and from school and school activities because she lacked reliable transportation.
That all changed December 7th when Zara's presented Jessica and her family with a completely refurbished 2006 Ford Focus as part of our Benevolence Program.
Mahogany Wilson, a single mother trying to coordinate a work schedule and daycare without a vehicle, will now have one of her primary goals met thanks to Zara's Collision Center's Benevolence Program.
Mahogany and here three-year-old daughter Aniya were presented a totally refurbished 1999 Olds Alero.
Chevelle Thomas, a former Contact Ministries resident raising her two-year-old daughter Kharma and trying to make ends meet without a vehicle, will find life a little easier. She and Kharma were presented with a totally refurbished 2004 Toyota Camry.
Zara's refurbishes at least one vehicle each year for presentation to a deserving individual in the Springfield area. Depending on the availability of vehicles, multiple vehicles have been given away in some years. We work with insurance agents and local vendors to make the experience a fulfilling, community-wide event.