FORT COLLINS — Houska Automotive in Fort Collins has partnered with Project Self-Sufficiency to award a used vehicle to one of the nonprofit’s participants.
The refurbished 2010 Chevy Malibu was presented to Cire Brown and his three children. Brown has been in Project Self-Sufficiency’s program since 2020, and he is attending Front Range Community College to earn a degree in criminal justice.
“Houska Automotive is dedicated to making sure that our neighbors are being transported in a vehicle that is safe, reliable and runs well,” LJ Houska, company vice president, said in a prepared statement. “After 70 years of serving our community, we’re honored that we’re in a position to give back and support Cire and the great work done by Project Self-Sufficiency.”
Single parents enrolled in Project Self-Sufficiency take steps to increase their education, gain work experience, and become economically independent while building a strong, healthy family.
“When a participant’s car breaks down — and they are unable to get themselves to and from school — it increases their risk of dropping out by far or failing classes,” said Project Self-Sufficiency’s Natasia Lovato Garcia, who coordinates the Cars for Families Program and was a previous vehicle recipient.