Tawny – Single Mother Finding Stability

Tawny is a single mother of two children, ages 16 & 12. After leaving a toxic relationship a few years ago, Tawny found it difficult to make ends meet and found herself living in her car for three weeks. She was finally able to find a job with a company setting up for events such as weddings. But Tawny discovered that when wedding season was slow, she needed another job to help pay bills and found a part-time job at Ross.

Shortly after getting employment squared away, her car broke down and Tawny found herself in need of help with repairs. This is when she heard about Hands of The Carpenter from the internet and applied for vehicle repair. The extent of the repairs exceeded the value of the vehicle and Tawny was recommended for the vehicle placement program by Client Services and the Automotive Team.

Tawny had a goal to become self-sufficient and able to care for her children on her own. She finally secured a more stable job with more hours at a service garage! We are thrilled to share that in September 2021, Hands was able to place Tawny and her family with a 2006 Ford Explorer. This new vehicle helps Tawny feel more self-sufficient, as she’s able to get to and from work, take her kids to school, doctor’s appointments and do daily errands like shopping.


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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