Listen, guys. We all know Halloween can be scary and perhaps thrilling all at once, if you’re the type who enjoys a good jolt of fear. Horror movies, haunted houses, CLOWNS (any clown, and all year long) are your thing.
But in everyday life for a single mom, the world can get really scary really quickly. An entire family is reliant on just one person. There is no backup plan. Getting to work every day, managing the kids’ schedules, keeping the wheels turning – all on you. And if the car is unreliable, the whole family is starring in their own horror movie.
Cue Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Vincent Price’s haunting laugh…
Even spookier is how many single parent homes there are in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households. Almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults (23%), more than three times the share of children around the world. And for decades, the amount of children living with a single parent has been rising. This means all the responsiblity of income and providing for a family comes down to one person. That is scary.
The Hub Garage is here to help reduce the scariest of scenarios for single moms – an unreliable car that can’t get them to work or school every day. It’s a simple concept: fund car repairs for single moms who need a little help when things get overwhelming. We also provide preventative maintenance guidelines and tips to ensure vehicles have the best chance of not breaking down in the future.
The weight of the world is on single parents. One day of missed work due to a broken down vehicle is real money needed to provide for her family. Two days missed might mean the loss of a job. True nightmare material.
The Hub Garage wants Halloween to be the light-hearted fun it should be (with full-size candy bars and cute costumes for all!). We’re here to make the world less scary with at least one thing she can count on: a trustworthy vehicle that goes when she needs it to go.
Contribute now and join our community of caring people who want to keep driving hope for single parents.