Owners of G3 Pro Auto, a three-generation company specializing in auto collision repair, came up with the unique fundraising idea to help a local family. Penny donation locations are set up around the county, and once 200,000 pennies are collected, a car will be donated to a Hamilton County family that submits or is nominated to receive the gift.
Donations and story submissions will be accepted through Saturday. Last week, Shelley Bowman of G3 Pro Auto said $750 of the necessary $2,000 had been collected.
Two story submissions had been received, as of press time, and they can be found online at www.pennydrivecargiveaway.myevent.com.
The first details the story of a single mother in Noblesville whose clothes, laptop and car were allegedly stolen from her by a former roommate.
The second tells of a mother of three boys – ages 10, 3 and 1 – who does not have adequate transportation and now must “choose between a place to live or a reliable vehicle.”
A small panel of judges will choose the recipient of the vehicle.
Donations are being accepted at a number of locations throughout the county. The list includes, but is not limited to: Noblesville Coffee& Tea, the UPS Store on Logan Street, Himsel Chiropractic, McCarley Chiropractic, Personal Finance Company, Harbour House Insurance, The Farmers Bank in Noblesville, Bolden’s Cleaners, Great Clips, Kiln Creations, Beverly’s Precious Pets, Valero Gas Station in Carmel and New Hope Presbyterian Church.
Story submissions can be e-mailed to G3Proauto@gmail.com and will be posted on the Penny-Drive Car Giveaway Facebook page.