Nicole – Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way!

Navigating the world of car repairs can be tricky, especially when balancing it with family and work responsibilities. At Hands, we’re committed to guiding women through such scenarios, ensuring their transportation needs are met efficiently and affordably. Our mission is to help hardworking women, like Nicole, make informed choices about their vehicles. 

Nicole is an exemplary example of determination and resilience. A single mom to two dynamic teenagers, Nicolas and Katherine, she’s been juggling her job at a plumbing company with her passion for criminal justice, a field she holds a master’s degree in. Nicole’s story is one of both struggle and triumph, a testament to her hard work and smart decisions.

When Nicole came to us in December 2022, her vehicle was in dire need of repair. Our team performed a thorough evaluation and concluded that the repair costs would surpass the vehicle’s worth. Nicole made the wise, albeit difficult, decision not to further invest in it.

A few months later, Nicole purchased another car and once again turned to us for help. During our complimentary oil change and vehicle evaluation service in April 2023, we discovered that her newly acquired $1,500 vehicle had serious safety issues, including a rusted frame. It was a disappointment, but it also underscored the value of a pre-purchase inspection, a lesson we were able to impart to Nicole.

We understood Nicole’s challenges as a single mother without reliable transportation, and we swung into action. We helped her identify a suitable vehicle for her family’s needs and worked with our partner, Colorado Credit Union, to secure the necessary financing.

On May 25, 2023, an elated Nicole, fresh from Katherine’s continuation ceremony, arrived at our facility with her children to receive their new ride – a dependable, 2009 Chevy Equinox. It was more than just handing over a set of keys; it was witnessing Nicole’s joy at making a smart, informed decision for her family’s safety and convenience.

Nicole’s journey with us at Hands of The Carpenter highlights the importance of making informed decisions when it comes to vehicle investments. We take pride in our role in empowering women to make these smart choices, ensuring their independence and the welfare of their families. Nicole’s story isn’t just one of persistence and hard work; it’s a testament to the value of informed choices, reliable assistance, and the power of community.


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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