Do you have a car or van that still has some life left in it? Consider donating it to LCC. There is a constant need for reliable transportation. Your donation of a car or van can help families to get back on the road to financial stability. Your donation can Make A Difference in someone’s life. If you have a running vehicle to donate contact LCC at (866) 455-6466.
Vehicle Donation Policy
All vehicles that are donated to LCC are used for our ministry or given out directly to families or individuals through our congregations. NO vehicles are sold.
Mother with 3 Children Needs Vehicle
LCC received the following request from Rev. Michal Greiner, St. Peter Lutheran Church & School in Arlington Heights, Illinois:
We have a mother with 3 children that desperately needs a safe vehicle. Her car can’t be fixed at a reasonable cost. She is in need of a vehicle to adequately care for her children. If you have a vehicle that you can donate, please prayerfully consider helping this family.
Rev. Micah Greiner
St. Peter Lutheran Church & School
Arlington Heights, Illinois
If you have a running vehicle to donate please contact LCC at (866) 455-6466 or email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org
Single Man on Disability Needs Reliable Car
LCC received the following request from Pastor David Gaddini, Fellowship of Faith (FOF) Lutheran Church in McHenry, Illinois:
I’m writing to request that you put a member of Fellowship of Faith on your list to receive a donated vehicle.
He is 45 years old and single. He has been on medical disability for several years for advanced stage diabetes, along with corresponding complications. This has contributed to wiping out his savings and has left him with tremendous medical debt.
He has been an active member and tremendous asset at FOF for over ten years. Despite his disabilities, he leads Bible studies and small groups, and provides a lot of support and spiritually formative care to many in our church. He is actually interested in attending the seminary, but has been denied admission until he can get his debt under control and find some stability with his medical condition. Our church has been aggressively helping him with debt management and accountability, is prepared to help him financially at seminary, and he has been working aggressively to get his health in some sense of order.
Recently, his car died. It’s a 2004 with high mileage, rusted out, and not worth the exorbitant cost of repair. We are attempting to help him find a reliable used car so as not to derail his progress, his path toward self-sufficiency, and potential blessing to the Kingdom.
As such, if a donated car should become available, I’d like to request that you consider him as a possible candidate.
If you have a running vehicle to donate contact LCC at (866) 455-6466.
Vehicles that have been donated and passed through to families.
Vehicle Donation Helps Future Deaconess
Pastor Angel Morales from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurora, Illinois, contacted LCC for assistance in securing a vehicle for a woman who is helping with him in outreach ministry. She currently is in the Deaconess studies at Concordia University. LCC was able to provide a vehicle that was donated by James and Korey Wysocki, members of Mt. Olive in Rockford, Illinois. LCC thanks the Wysocki’s for their donation to help this faithful servant.
Car Needed for Single Mom – Need Met
Vehicle need request from Pastor Steve Kass, Family in Faith Lutheran Church - Glendale Heights, Illinois has been met:
On Saturday, January 20, Shaina picked up a car that had been donated to LCC. Pastor Kass and the staff at Family of Faith have been working with Shaina, a single mom with two young sons. This donation of a car allows her to get to and from work. It also gives her new freedom in looking for better work and enables her as a single mother to provide and care for her family. Thank you so much for your donation.
Pastor Richard Heinz from St. John Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois donated a van through LCC for use at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois. Pictured with Pastor Heinz is Pastor Warren Schilf from Immanuel.
Salam Church Vehicle Donation Need Met
LCC received a request from Pastor Hicham Chehab of Salam Church in Lombard, Illinois, for a car to be used by Babr Rhomri, a new worker at Salam who is working with Pastor Chehab to plant churches. A reliable vehicle will allow Babr to work in the community. Because of the generous donation of a car by Eric Klawitter, this need has been met.
Car Donation Helps Deaconess
Lutheran Church Charities was able to present Deaconess Lisa Molotla from Immanuel – Des Plaines, Illinois with a donated vehicle after her car was totaled in a car accident earlier this month. She thanks God and LCC for taking care of her needs in ways she never imagined. She sent a prayer of thanks to LCC, “God bless all of you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers! I remember again how blessed and weak I truly am, and that the Father will take care of me. Bless everyone at LCC in this New Year and as they go to take care of those suffering, alone and scared. In Jesus name! Amen.”
DOnations Presented to Penzol Family Children
On Sunday, August 6, LCC staff members Maggie Hansa and Dianna Bonfield delivered a check and car to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Antioch, Illinois as they continue to minister to the Penzol children after the death of their mother earlier this summer. LCC and Beautiful Savior thank the many generous donors for their continued support of this family. Stephanie and Shane are truly thankful and blessed by the generosity of others. To date, the financial support as well as recently receiving a donated car from LCC generous donors has shown them the love of Jesus in their darkest hours. Pictured: Andy Gruen, elder at Beautiful Savior receiving check and vehicle title from LCC staff member Dianna Bonfield, Diane Hanson is a close family friend and mentor for the children of Katherine Penzol, Pastor Menk the vacancy pastor, and LCC Staff member Maggie Hansa. Diane Hanson delivered car to Stephanie Penzol. Stephanie and her brother, Shane, will now have transportation vs. walking this winter to their jobs.
Thank You John & Emil Blazina
Lutheran Church Charities extends a heartfelt thanks to John and Emil Blazina for their continued generosity. On Tuesday, September 26, LCC President / CEO Tim Hetzner received another vehicle donation from John and Emil to help others in need. Thank you John and Emil for being a blessing to others!
Car Needed for Single Mom – NEED MET
Vehicle need request from Pastor Steve Kass, Family in Faith Lutheran Church – Glendale Heights, Illinois has been met:
Friday morning, October 13, Sandi Helm, a volunteer staff member of Family in Faith Lutheran Church in Glendale Heights brought Shaina B to pick up a car that had been donated to Lutheran Church Charities from John & Emil Blazina. Your donation of the car will enable Shaina to get back and forth to work and enable her to drop her toddler and her 8 month old infant off at daycare or take them to the doctor when needed. The donation of the car will give her a new freedom, and enable her as a single mother to provide and care for her family. Thank you so much for your donation.
LCC Helps Mom With Newborn From Naplate, Illinois Get A New Car
In March 2017, LCC shared a story about a family from Naplate, Illinois who took shelter in their basement as a tornado passed through their community three hours after arriving home with their newborn daughter. Not only was their home damaged by the storm, but their recently purchased used car sustained so much damage that it was declared hazardous and unusable. With donations received, LCC helped Paige purchase a “new” car. She now has the transportation needed to be able to take her daughter to medical appointments and is very grateful for the generosity of LCC donors. Since that tragic day, Paige has returned to church and the baby will be baptized at Zion Lutheran in Ottawa, Illinois in May.
Refugee Mother from the Republic of Congo – Vehicle Recipient
On February 10, 2017, through a generous vehicle donation, LCC was able to provide Jedah with a much needed car to help her maintain consistent employment and provide for her two children. Pictured are Lee Straumann, Chicagoland Region Thrivent Financial Representative and Jedah.