Helping Meet the Transportation Needs of Single Moms & Widows

Without a reliable vehicle, single mothers and widows risk not being able to get to work, take their kids to school, or get to doctors’ appointment. Our mission is to provide reliable transportation through affordable repairs, regular maintenance, and even providing sound vehicles. We would love to have you involved through volunteering or donating cash or a vehicle.


Read the stories of women who have become self-sufficient through the generosity of others.

  • Debra

    Debra is a single mother of two daughters and one son ages 15, 11 and 4. She is a para teacher within Jefferson County Schools and was struggling after the breakup of her marriage. She learned about H...

  • Rita

    Rita is a single mother of two children and 10 grandchildren.  She fills in to pick up and drop off grandkids and to be there for them. Her journey has been hard, but she keeps smiling because she has...

  • Shannon

    My name is Shannon and I’m the single mother of an energetic ten-year-old boy named Aidan. Hands has helped me several times over the last seven years. Without that help, I would have lost my job, wou...

News & Events

Learn about all the events and stories going on with Hands, including car giveaways and volunteer opportunities.

  • Hands Moving to Golden

    Hands and Hands Automotive will be moving locations in the coming months. We have lost the lease on the Hands Automotive property and decided that moving to a location that we own and can house both o...

  • EFCA Accreditation by ECFA

    LAKEWOOD, CO – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Hands of the Carpenter of Lakewood, CO. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven St...

  • Interview on Colorado & Company

    Dan Georgopolus, founder, and Crystal Scott, program coordinator, where on Colorado & Company a couple years ago. You can see the interview here....

Hands of the Carpenter is a faith-based nonprofit founded in 2003 to help single mothers and widows move toward self-sufficiency through providing reliable transportation.

More about Hands

Good Neighbor Garage oversees direct services to single mothers and widows through the placement of donated vehicles, affordable car repairs, and maintenance training.

More about our programs

Hands Automotive is a full-service repair shop where profits are solely dedicated to expanding Hands’ capacity and providing affordable repairs for single mothers and widows.

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