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.

  • 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 Hosts 9News for the Morning

    On this year’s Colorado Gives Day, we were fortunate to have 9News here for much of the morning. They did live feeds about every half hour. We were excited about them being here and also promote...

  • Hands on Drive Radio for Colorado Gives Day

    Kris Hammon, a board member of Hands of the Carpenter, was on KLZ’s Drive Radio recently and spoke for about 4 minutes about our work. You can hear the segment starting at 1:08:25. We appreciate...

  • 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...

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