Cars for Neighbors

Mission Statement

The Mission of Cars for Neighbors is "Fostering Independence by Providing Car Care." Cars for Neighbors responds to a critical need in Anoka County by reducing one of the primary barriers to employment through car repair and car donation to low income individuals. The goal is to restore hope one car at a time for those that are economically disadvantaged.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments We served 228 families in need; 188 vehicles repaired, and 40 vehicles donated.
Current Goals Continue developing a comprehensive strategic plan that includes service delivery, funding, and implementation Provide funding to repair 175 cars Donate 30 cars Percent of donated cars needing a second repair not to exceed 15% Launch and review Pay it Forward fee Launch signature fundraising event Maintain 6 months ($175,000) operating capital Review practices used and how they include diverse individuals and perspectives in the mission, solutions, and program
Community or Constituency Served Anoka County
Geographic Area Served Anoka County

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1201 89th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
Phone: 763-717-7755

General Information

Alternative Name: Cars for Neighbors, Free To Be, Inc.
EIN: 41-1964516
Principal Staff: Jim Huff
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 2.5
Volunteers: 58
Number of Clients: 250


Board Chair: Don Strenge
Number of Board Members: 11
Average Member Attendance: 9.2

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