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ChangingGears

ChangingGears We accept car donations and transform them into affordable vehicles for people who are working their way out of poverty.

We take any car in any condition, pick it up for free and help our donors get the best possible tax donation. Access to affordable transportation is one of the many barriers that must be overcome for a person to move from poverty to self-sufficiency. ChangingGears meets transportation needs by repairing donated vehicles that are then sold at fair market value with an interest free loan to qualified clients.

Operating as usual

05/05/2022

🏁 The deadline to purchase a Relay Team is tomorrow, Friday May 6!
Do you...
✅ want to be a Champion?
✅ like to dress in costume?
✅ have 3 friends?
✅ have a dream of racing an adult pedal kart?
✅ want to empower people working their way out of poverty and toward prosperity?
🏆 If you shouted YES to the above questions, then fulfill your dream and support a local cause by signing up for a Race Team at the The ChangingGears Grand Prix on May 21, 2022!
🏆 If you shouted NO to the above, but still want to watch the shenanigans?
Join the fun with a Spectator ticket!
🏆 Unable to attend the event or allergic to fun, but still want to support our mission? Follow the link below to Donate (click the orange button, then the green Tickets button).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-changinggears-grand-prix-tickets-293366626477

We are thankful to have Cory Carlson , Leadership Coach, as a Pace Car Sponsor! Cory is a leadership coach who helps bus...
05/05/2022

We are thankful to have Cory Carlson , Leadership Coach, as a Pace Car Sponsor! Cory is a leadership coach who helps busy executives win at work and win at home! You can go to https://www.corymcarlson.com/ to learn more. Cory also has a great book called Win at Home First that will definitely help you create a healthy work-life balance!

May the 4th be with you this Star Wars Day! Have a car or spaceship sitting around that you no longer need? The storm tr...
05/04/2022

May the 4th be with you this Star Wars Day! Have a car or spaceship sitting around that you no longer need? The storm trooper would like to remind you that ChangingGears will take ANY car in ANY condition. We can notarize your title and pick it up for free. Click here to start the process!

https://changing-gears.org/donate/

We are thankful to have Last Mile as a Pace Car Sponsor! Last Mile Investments (“LMI”) is a real estate investment manag...
05/04/2022

We are thankful to have Last Mile as a Pace Car Sponsor! Last Mile Investments (“LMI”) is a real estate investment manager that is 100% focused on the retail real estate sector, with two goals, to continually produce top risk-adjusted returns for our Investors and foster a long term partnership as a result.

If you want to learn more, go to https://lastmileinvestments.com/

Congrats to Devon for paying off his car loan and receiving his title on Friday! We are so proud of you and wish you the...
05/03/2022

Congrats to Devon for paying off his car loan and receiving his title on Friday! We are so proud of you and wish you the best of luck!

If you've ever been to ChangingGears, you know the one and only Eric Dallas! Eric is one of our ASE Master Technicians a...
05/02/2022
A Life Changing Vision 2022 Scholarship [RR 733] - Remarkable Results Radio Podcast

If you've ever been to ChangingGears, you know the one and only Eric Dallas! Eric is one of our ASE Master Technicians and services our clients with unbelievable knowledge and heart. We are so excited that he was featured on Remarkable Results Podcast. Listen and enjoy!

Eric Dallas, one of the Technicians of Tomorrow scholarship winners, shares his story about taking a pay cut from a dealership to work for ChangingGears.

We are thankful to have Caroline on Design as a Pace Car Sponsor! Caroline on Design helps you build and design your dre...
04/29/2022

We are thankful to have Caroline on Design as a Pace Car Sponsor! Caroline on Design helps you build and design your dream home with less stress, more confidence and a strategic plan to stay on budget! / https://carolineondesign.com/

24 more days until the ChangingGears Grand Prix on Saturday, May 21st! You will get to enjoy food and drink from Mazunte...
04/28/2022

24 more days until the ChangingGears Grand Prix on Saturday, May 21st!

You will get to enjoy food and drink from Mazunte, Graeters, Nothing Bundt Cakes, 50 West and Biggby Coffee! There will be a raffle this year with prizes including free Chick-Fil-A for a year, Kendra Scott jewelry, Sotto gift card and more!

Can't make the event but you still want to give towards the Grand Prix fundraiser? Click below to donate! We have a $30,000 match, so every dollar you donate up to $30,000 will be doubled!

https://changing-gears.org/donate/financial-support/

04/26/2022

Three more weeks until the ChangingGears Grand Prix on Saturday, May 21st! You will get to enjoy food and drink from Mazunte, Graeters, Nothing Bundt Cakes, 50 West and Biggby Coffee! There will be a raffle this year with prizes including free Chick-Fil-A for a year, Kendra Scott jewelry, Sotto gift card and more!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-changinggears-grand-prix-tickets-293366626477

We are thankful to have Skanska as a Pace Car Sponsor! Skanska is a leading construction manager around the globe and mo...
04/25/2022

We are thankful to have Skanska as a Pace Car Sponsor! Skanska is a leading construction manager around the globe and most importantly right here in Cincinnati. Skanska provides pre-construction and construction services to K-12, higher education, healthcare and corporate/commercial clients throughout the greater Cincinnati and northern KY region. They are building for a better society through their core values of caring for life, acting ethically and transparently, being better together, and committing to customers. More can be found at usa.skanska.com.

This grant is a game changer that enables us to expand our Auto Technician Training Program! All three trainees from our...
04/22/2022

This grant is a game changer that enables us to expand our Auto Technician Training Program! All three trainees from our February class graduated and received job offers ranging from $15-$30/hr!

We are thankful to have Trauth Property Group as a Pace Car sponsor for the Grand Prix! Trauth Property Group is inspire...
04/21/2022

We are thankful to have Trauth Property Group as a Pace Car sponsor for the Grand Prix! Trauth Property Group is inspired to be your Real Estate Resource for a lifetime, they help their clients SELL. BUY. BUILD. INVEST. They strive to be your single resource for all things real estate. Go to https://trauthpropertygroup.com/ to learn more!

Join us at the Cincinnati Job & Resource Fair this Wednesday, April 20 at CityLink Center!
04/18/2022

Join us at the Cincinnati Job & Resource Fair this Wednesday, April 20 at CityLink Center!

We are thankful to have CoreImpact  as a GrandStand Sponsor for the Grand Prix! Core Impact works with purpose-driven co...
04/18/2022

We are thankful to have CoreImpact as a GrandStand Sponsor for the Grand Prix! Core Impact works with purpose-driven companies to define what they stand for, attract more customers, and grow their impact. Go to https://www.coreimpactstrategy.com/ to learn more!

We are thankful to have STAR 93.3  as a GrandStand Sponsor! Listen to STAR 93.3 FM and be encouraged daily! And because ...
04/15/2022

We are thankful to have STAR 93.3 as a GrandStand Sponsor! Listen to STAR 93.3 FM and be encouraged daily! And because the best things in life really are free, you can download the STAR 93.3 app and be encouraged 24/7!

We are thankful to have Bricker & Eckler LLP as a GrandStand sponsor for the Grand Prix! They are a leading Midwest law ...
04/13/2022

We are thankful to have Bricker & Eckler LLP as a GrandStand sponsor for the Grand Prix! They are a leading Midwest law firm with offices throughout Ohio and clients across the country. With particular strength serving clients in public finance, education, litigation, energy, public utilities, financial services, insurance and health care, they resolve and prevent legal issues using our in-depth knowledge and connections in these industries. Their client relationships are built on trust, partnership and shared goals. Go to https://www.bricker.com/offices/cincinnati to learn more!

Congratulations to Hartford for purchasing a car from ChangingGears! He graduated from Cornerstone Construction Training...
04/11/2022

Congratulations to Hartford for purchasing a car from ChangingGears! He graduated from Cornerstone Construction Training in 2020 and has been working as a HVAC Specialist for the past few years. He used his talents to work on our new building and we are so proud to see his progress!

The day is finally here! We are so excited to celebrate the GRAND OPENING of our new building and honor everyone who has...
04/07/2022

The day is finally here! We are so excited to celebrate the GRAND OPENING of our new building and honor everyone who has supported our mission in so many ways. Today we say THANK YOU to our clients, vehicle donors, financial supporters and business partners. We couldn't have gotten here without you. We are so blessed to serve this community for 9 years with many more to come!

Thanks so much to the team at The Alpaugh Family Economics Center at UC for conducting this study!  Our mission is to em...
04/07/2022
Research Results | ChangingGears

Thanks so much to the team at The Alpaugh Family Economics Center at UC for conducting this study!
Our mission is to empower people by providing affordable transportation solutions.

The research shows that clients who paid off their ChangingGears vehicle in full report significant improvements in their available
transportation when compared to baseline. At present, 97.1% of clients rated their current transportation as accessible, 99.3% as affordable, and 97.1% as reliable.

Click the link below to read the results!

View the latest research results of the community impact from ChanagingGears. Download the full PDF report or watch the video.

A huge thank you to our Grand Prix Winner's Circle Sponsor, Manning Contracting! Manning Contracting is a full design bu...
04/01/2022

A huge thank you to our Grand Prix Winner's Circle Sponsor, Manning Contracting!
Manning Contracting is a full design build general contractor with a rapidly growing portfolio in both commercial and residential construction. Our experienced team provides first class service to the Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington and Louisville markets. Go to www.manningcontracting.com to learn more.

Is your March Madness bracket busted? Put yourself in the action and join the ChangingGears Grand Prix racing bracket!Al...
03/31/2022

Is your March Madness bracket busted? Put yourself in the action and join the ChangingGears Grand Prix racing bracket!

All you need is 3 friends, matching costumes and a willingness to HAVE FUN. Drivers License not required.

Go to https://changing-gears.org/grand-prix/ to purchase a team or a spectator ticket!

🏁 Relay Team & Ticket sales are live for The ChangingGears Grand Prix! www.changing-gears.org/grand-prix Do you... ✅  wa...
03/24/2022

🏁 Relay Team & Ticket sales are live for The ChangingGears Grand Prix! www.changing-gears.org/grand-prix

Do you...
✅ want to be a Champion?
✅ like to dress in costume?
✅ have 3 friends?
✅ have a dream of racing an adult pedal kart?
✅ want to empower people working their way out of poverty and toward prosperity?

🏆 If you shouted YES to the above questions, then fulfill your dream and support a local cause by signing up for a Race Team at the The ChangingGears Grand Prix on May 21, 2022!

🏆 If you shouted NO to the above, but still want to watch the shenanigans?
Join the fun with a Spectator ticket!

🏆 Unable to attend the event or allergic to fun, but still want to support our mission? Follow the link below to Donate (click the orange button, then the green Tickets button).

Congrats to Wadud who picked up his car today with his daughter so he can start his new job on Monday! Best of luck to y...
03/17/2022

Congrats to Wadud who picked up his car today with his daughter so he can start his new job on Monday! Best of luck to you on St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

03/07/2022

We're thankful to receive a generous $10,000 grant from the Jay D. Raymond and Beulah W. Raymond Endowment Fund via Johnson Investment Counsel to support our Vehicle Repair Program. This funding allows ChangingGears to continue offering free assessments to clients who bring their car in for repairs. We're so grateful for the support!

Congratulations to Kiwana, Abdoulaye, and Aaron for completing our Automotive Technician Training!In four weeks they hav...
03/04/2022

Congratulations to Kiwana, Abdoulaye, and Aaron for completing our Automotive Technician Training!
In four weeks they have learned the skills and competencies to excel as a l**e and tire tech and get a jump start in the automotive career.

We had a celebrity in the house last week! Thank you Chuck Mingo for donating your Honda Odyssey to ChangingGears and he...
03/02/2022

We had a celebrity in the house last week! Thank you Chuck Mingo for donating your Honda Odyssey to ChangingGears and helping us fuel life change in Cincinnati. We appreciate everything your team at UNDIVIDED is doing to drive change in the world!

https://changing-gears.org/donate/

Attention Grand Prix fans: Grand Prix Teams and Tickets go on sale March 24! They sell out fast, so mark your calendar n...
02/24/2022

Attention Grand Prix fans: Grand Prix Teams and Tickets go on sale March 24! They sell out fast, so mark your calendar now. Go to www.changing-gears.org/grand-prix to learn more and join the Grand Prix newsletter to get the most updated information.

Not even the frigid temperature could keep the smile off Lauryn's face when she purchased her car last week!Our newest c...
02/21/2022

Not even the frigid temperature could keep the smile off Lauryn's face when she purchased her car last week!
Our newest client graduated from the phlebotomy program at Making A Change Cincy and now works at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Lauryn said this is the best car she's ever owned and feels safe in it with her baby daughter.

Who wants to shop for a good cause? Use the code below to shop at Kendra Scott today and tomorrow. 20% of all sales will...
02/20/2022

Who wants to shop for a good cause? Use the code below to shop at Kendra Scott today and tomorrow. 20% of all sales will go support ChangingGears!

Our second Auto Technician Training Program is underway! Congrats to Abdoulaye, Aaron and Kiwana for an outstanding star...
02/19/2022

Our second Auto Technician Training Program is underway! Congrats to Abdoulaye, Aaron and Kiwana for an outstanding start.

WHO’S READY TO PARTY?!Our friends at Midwest Mama  have their first edition Launch Party TOMORROW NIGHT at Kendra Scott ...
02/18/2022

WHO’S READY TO PARTY?!

Our friends at Midwest Mama have their first edition Launch Party TOMORROW NIGHT at Kendra Scott in Liberty Center! 20% of each sale will be donated to ChangingGears.

Midwest Mama is a digital & print publication highlighting small business owned by women and women in business.

🕰️ February 19th from 5-7
📍Kendra Scott - Liberty Center

🥂Toast to our first edition and enjoy delicious treats while mingling with advertisers, sponsors and supporters. And what's better? shop gorgeous goodies at Kendra Scott

RSVP here: https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.canva.com%2Fdesign%2FDAE3tSr4UhM%2FuS9cylD77M0VRPYDfJJZpg%2Fview%3Futm_content%3DDAE3tSr4UhM%26utm_campaign%3Ddesignshare%26utm_medium%3Dlink%26utm_source%3Dsharebutton&e=ATNqGx0vtdxh8oGQk4YR3as53USE_Bfoix85JpR9B2-pUJqwbpEiZA48mglArAiHpN36x20CTq0MwQzJOn0IEA&s=1

Address

2015 Central Ave
Cincinnati, OH
45214

General information

Since transportation is only one of the barriers to break the cycle of poverty, ChangingGears collaborates with other organizations to offer clients the holistic care that is necessary for sustained positive life change.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+1 513-357-2004

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Congratulations to you on the Impact 100 grant!!
Congratulations on being an Impact 100 Cincinnati finalist for 2020!
Changing Gears transformed the life of my son. It was truly a wonderful day that he received the keys to his Honda Civic!!! The staff are truly dedicated to uplifting Cincy.
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