Address: 1637 4th Avenue Charleston, West Virginia 25387 View Map
Phone: (304) 344-8445

About Us

Good News Mountaineer Garage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing donated vehicles to provide safe, reliable transportation to West Virginians with lower incomes, working toward financial independence.

How The Program Works

  1. DONATE YOUR CAR: Do you have a car you would like to donate? Begin filling out the form on this page to tell us about your car. Or, give us a call at 1-866-GIVE CAR (448-3227) and we'll get back to you.
  2. DONATIONS OF MONEY: Your financial contributions to help repair our donated cars can be made using our secure online donation form.
  3. If you call, a staff person will ask questions to learn more about the history and condition of the vehicle.
  4. Reputable mechanics perform repairs and tune-ups on vehicles accepted into the program.
  5. Vehicles too expensive to repair are used for parts. Vehicles too expensive to maintain are sold to the public. Proceeds from these auto sales support the program.
  6. A qualified family in need will be matched with the vehicle.
  7. Vehicle maintenance training will be provided to the new owner of the car.
  8. You can call 1 [866] 448-3227 today to help your neighbor!

Good News Mountaineer Garage FAQ

What is Good News Mountaineer Garage?
Good News Mountaineer Garage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe, reliable transportation for West Virginia families on their road to economic independence. We truly believe in our tag line, Donate a Car, Change a Life!

How does your program work?
Good News Mountaineer Garage accepts donated vehicles from individuals, organizations and businesses, makes necessary repairs to those vehicles and then gives them to clients referred to us through WV DHHR's WV Works program or through the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services.

What are the tax benefits of donating a vehicle to Good News Mountaineer Garage?
All vehicle donations to GNMG are tax deductible. If your vehicle is used in our program, you may take the fair market value of your vehicle as a tax deduction if you itemize on your federal taxes. This could mean hundreds or even thousands of dollars in tax deductions. If we are unable to use your vehicle for a low-income family (it has too many miles, too costly to maintain, repairs are too extensive, etc.), we may sell the vehicle at public auction. The donor may still deduct the sale price of the vehicle, with a minimum deduction of $500. So, in addition to making a difference for a West Virginia family, keeping a vehicle usable and on the road, the donor also gets the best tax deduction possible.

Who receives the vehicles that are donated?
While we accept donated vehicles from West Virginia and bordering states, the vehicles are given back to West Virginia recipients referred to us through the WV Department of Health and Human Resources' WV Works program, (a TANF funded program helping WV families transition to economic independence), or through the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services.

How can I contact Good News Mountaineer Garage to learn more?
You can give us a call at 1-866-GIVE CAR or visit our web site at Our main facility is located in Charleston, where we have an office and working mechanic's garage. We also have staff people near Morgantown and in the Eastern Panhandle. We truly want to be accessible to our donors, as well as those who receive vehicles through our program. If you can't make it to one of our facilities, we will come to you, handle the paperwork and explain the process step-by-step.

Start Your Donation NOW

We rely on the generous contributions of vehicles, money and time from individuals, churches, organizations and businesses.

You may be eligible for a tax deduction on your federal income taxes if your car is accepted. And you may also qualify for a direct state tax credit (when available) for half the value of your vehicle.

Call 1-866-GIVECAR (448-3227)

Read donor testimonials to learn how others feel about their donation experience.

Donate Your Car To Help A Neighbor. We encourage you to donate your personal car or company cars to Good News Mountaineer Garage because the more vehicles we receive, the more West Virginia families we can help. The life left in your car can truly make a difference in someone's life.

In most parts of West Virginia, a person without a vehicle can't keep a job. Lack of transportation also limits access to safe and affordable housing, medical care, educational opportunities and even groceries. Your car donation can make a huge difference in the lives of these people.

In the past four years we have provided vehicles to meet the transportation needs of 1,239 adults and 1,563 children.