Helping Meet the Transportation Needs of Single Mothers and Other Women in Need

Without a reliable vehicle, single mothers and other women in need risk not being able to go to work, take their kids to school, or get to medical appointments. Our mission is to provide reliable transportation through affordable repairs, regular maintenance, and even vehicle placements. 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.

Michelle: A Story of Hope. Dedication. Inspiration.

Michelle obtained a vehicle from a relative who said it was in good condition but quickly discovered that was not the case. She needed to make the car safe so she could get to work and transport her children to school, and her grandson to childcare.

Shannon & Jean: A Story Made by Champions

On Wednesday, November 14th, members of the Hands community gathered at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood to be filled in so many ways.

Kim: On Her Way…With a New Car

After several months of saving up money for her vehicle, Hands was able to call her with a car that perfectly fit her needs.

News & Events

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


Denver7 Feature Story highlights Hands’ Clients

Denver7 tells the story of two Hands clients whose lives were significantly impacted by having a reliable vehicle.

Hands Hosts 9News for the Morning

On Colorado Gives Day 2018, we were excited to have 9News here to promote our work. They did live feeds about every half hour.

Hands On for Drive Radio for Colorado Gives Day

Kris Hammon, a board member of Hands of the Carpenter, was on KLZ’s Drive Radio to talk about our work. You can hear the segment starting at 1:08:25 in the video provided.

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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You cannot imagine how thankful we are. This is a vehicle that will help my family finally go somewhere and enjoy ourselves, get to our destinations safely and inexpensively and, most importantly, escape poverty. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you
- Sheila