Mission: Hands of The Carpenter provides automobile repair and maintenance for low income single mothers and widows so that they can become or remain self-sufficient.
We are an organization concerned with the enormous financial burden and related distress that automotive repair and maintenance put on single mothers and widows as well as the rate at which this particular group is taken advantage of when in need of these services.
Programs: Hands of the carpenter provides assistance with automobile repair, maintenance and related education to enable low income single mothers and widows to maintain a job, get children to school, and keep medical appointments. This unique approach offers hope to a group who may be taken advantage of when in need of these services. In 2014, 351 services were provided for 166 different women/families. Services included 181 repair jobs, 165 maintenance services. Five vehicles were also given away throughout the year.
Hands of the Carpenter is a non-profit group-agency-service that helps and empowers women! I have seen this service grow from something small to something bigger with great community and business involvement. Not only does Hands help women, but it teaches women how to do it, also! For instance, Hands holds car clinics to teach women the 'how to' of car care: checking out the inner workings of the auto, and then showing, and then doing! By having a reliable auto, these women can find a job, and get to the job, and keep the job! In addiiton to providing the services above, Hands also becomes a 'Friend' to these ladies, and can assist with networking!