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Local Businesses Join Forces to Offer Vehicle to Family in Need

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Kristina Brown and her son, Justin, receive the keys to their newly-refurbished van.
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RoNetco Supermarkets and Hinkley Auto Sales recently joined together to provide a newly-refurbished car to Project Self-Sufficiency participant Kristina Brown.  The vehicle was previously owned by RoNetco Supermarkets and had been used by the firm for company business. 

After being taken out of service, the car was thoroughly detailed by Hinkley Auto Sales and then donated to Project Self-Sufficiency, a local non-profit agency which specializes in services for low-income families in the New Jersey counties of Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon.

“It is extremely difficult to function as a family in our area without access to a reliable vehicle,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “This young woman was in desperate need of a car, and we are delighted to be able to pass this van along to her.  RoNetco Supermarkets is a partner in caring for their neighbors’ families, homes and communities.  We are tremendously grateful to RoNetco Supermarkets and Hinkley Auto Sales for their role in this effort.  Project Self-Sufficiency has been fortunate to be the recipient of several vehicles from individuals and area businesses, and we will continue to welcome the donation of good quality, pre-owned vehicles from our neighbors for families in need.” 

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When she learned that she had been selected to receive a car, Project Self-Sufficiency participant Kristina Brown was greatly relieved since she had been relying on family and co-workers for transportation.  “I am so grateful for this generous gift.  This will enable me to maintain my job and have a chance to take my son to the park and other family activities.” 

 

Project Self-Sufficiency is a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey.  The agency’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of holistic, respectful, and comprehensive services enabling low-income single parents, teen parents, two-parent families, and displaced homemakers to improve their lives and the lives of their children while achieving personal and economic self-sufficiency and family stability.  Since 1986 Project Self-Sufficiency has served more than 30,000 families, including more than 30,000 children. 

 

To donate a car to Project Self-Sufficiency, or to find out more about the programs and services available at the agency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.

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