Nov. 24, 2014—A 2007 Chrysler 300 was donated to a single mother from Wichita as part of the National Auto Body Council's “Recycled Rides” program.
“Recycled Rides” is a community service program where body shops repair and donate recycled vehicles to families in need. CARSTAR Collision Specialists repaired and refurbished the car. State Farm Insurance donated the salvage vehicle to the program.
Catholic Charities selected the woman for the car donation from its Harbor House program. Her current vehicle has extremely high mileage and constant mechanical problems. The woman, currently earning her teaching degree, needs a reliable transportation for school, work and daily errands.
The Chrysler had been in a minor collision and was in a local salvage yard. The staff at CARSTAR Collision Specialists West volunteered their time to repair this car.
The Chrysler was decorated with a huge red bow and given away Thursday Nov 20 at a luncheon held at the CARSTAR location at 606 N. Webb Road.
Harbor House is a shelter for abused women and their children. Catholic Charities of Wichita started the shelter in 1992 to help women break the cycle of domestic violence.