Jeanette – One Thing After Another

At times it seems that when one thing goes wrong soon other negative situations occur. For Jeanette the opposite was true. Jeanette is a single mother of two boys who works in food service at a senior care facility.

Unfortunately, in 2019 she experienced a divorce, but from that point she has made decisions that created new opportunities for her and the children. Jeanette decided to reconnect with a faith community. There she was introduced to Thrive Colorado, a nonprofit organization that supports individuals in work pursuits. She decided to begin meeting with Sue, a life coach, who has been an important “cheerleader” for Jeanette as she built a new life.

Sue and Thrive introduced her to Hands of The Carpenter. She came to Hands needing a car to make it easier to get to work and transport her children. She had been without a car for a year.

On June 24, 2022 Jeanette was placed in a 2012 Chevy Equinox that had been donated and prepared by Hands’ automotive team. She said that the whole process with the placement was like an oasis. The Hands staff was kind and helpful.

A small issue occurred when she went to use the certificate Hands had provided for her to get an emissions test. The car didn’t pass and the “check engine” light came on. Others she told thought the worst about Hands. Jeanette didn’t listen to them and decided to trust Hands. She called Crystal and Ari in the Hands shop. They had her bring the car back, provided a loaner, had the car worked on, and got the positive emissions test completed.

Today, the Chevy is providing Jeanette with the ability to work and provide for her family. She feels she has wings. “I feel like it’s my chariot being able to take care of my sons’ medical needs, help with mom’s challenges, and go shopping when I want.” It also is enabling them to enjoy life as they go to the movies or just spend time together out of the house. With each positive decision, Jeanette is making her way into a brighter future for her family.


Thanks to everyone who helps Hands of The Carpenter provide hope through transportation! Your generosity via gifts, car donations, volunteer hours and more allow us to reach more local women in need.

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