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.

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Happy Holidays from the ChangingGears Family! As we reflect on operations throughout the second year of a pandemic, we a...
12/25/2021

Happy Holidays from the ChangingGears Family!

As we reflect on operations throughout the second year of a pandemic, we are so grateful to every member of this community. Through your support and prayer, we achieved the following in 2021:

*Enabled life change for more than 65 clients across our Purchase, Bridge and Repair Programs
*Received 175+ donated vehicles
*Moved into a new building in Oct 2021 that doubled our capacity to service cars and serve clients
*Initiated an Auto Technician Training Program through CityLink Center
*Expanded our Repairs Program to serve more clients
*Raised over $75,000 through our annual (COVID-friendly) Grand Prix

Well done team and may God pour blessings into you this holiday season! Our work isn't done and we are excited to continue removing transportation barriers in 2022!

Happy Holidays from the ChangingGears Family!

As we reflect on operations throughout the second year of a pandemic, we are so grateful to every member of this community. Through your support and prayer, we achieved the following in 2021:

*Enabled life change for more than 65 clients across our Purchase, Bridge and Repair Programs
*Received 175+ donated vehicles
*Moved into a new building in Oct 2021 that doubled our capacity to service cars and serve clients
*Initiated an Auto Technician Training Program through CityLink Center
*Expanded our Repairs Program to serve more clients
*Raised over $75,000 through our annual (COVID-friendly) Grand Prix

Well done team and may God pour blessings into you this holiday season! Our work isn't done and we are excited to continue removing transportation barriers in 2022!

In case you missed us on LOCAL 12, WKRC-TV last night!
12/22/2021
Changing Gears, Changing Lives: New Program providing job skills, affordable cars

In case you missed us on LOCAL 12, WKRC-TV last night!

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new program is providing some people the skills to get a job while providing others a way to get to their jobs. You've heard the ads: โ€œDonate your car and get a tax break. โ€ Well, Changing Gears takes it to the next level and turns changing tires into changing lives...

Congrats to Mysell on purchasing a 2011 Nissan Altima! She recently graduated from the Making A Change Cincy phlebotomy ...
12/20/2021

Congrats to Mysell on purchasing a 2011 Nissan Altima! She recently graduated from the Making A Change Cincy phlebotomy program and landed a job at Cincinnati Children's Hospital!

Congrats to Mysell on purchasing a 2011 Nissan Altima! She recently graduated from the Making A Change Cincy phlebotomy program and landed a job at Cincinnati Children's Hospital!

Happy #givingtuesday2021 It's not too late to win a $50 gift card to Mighty Good. Submit a financial donation online at ...
11/30/2021

Happy #givingtuesday2021

It's not too late to win a $50 gift card to Mighty Good. Submit a financial donation online at https://changing-gears.org/donate/financial-support/

Your generosity directly blesses a member of our community with these common repairs:

$50 New Spark Plugs
$75 Battery Replacement
$100 New Timing Belt
$500 New Transmission
$1,000 Fully Restore a Donated Car for a Client to Purchase.

Thanks to all those who support our mission in so many ways!

Happy #givingtuesday2021

It's not too late to win a $50 gift card to Mighty Good. Submit a financial donation online at https://changing-gears.org/donate/financial-support/

Your generosity directly blesses a member of our community with these common repairs:

$50 New Spark Plugs
$75 Battery Replacement
$100 New Timing Belt
$500 New Transmission
$1,000 Fully Restore a Donated Car for a Client to Purchase.

Thanks to all those who support our mission in so many ways!

Happy #givingtuesday2021 Second to car donations, financial gifts are critical to our mission of providing affordable tr...
11/30/2021

Happy #givingtuesday2021

Second to car donations, financial gifts are critical to our mission of providing affordable transportation to people working their way out of poverty. These gifts offset our costs, and we pass that savings directly to our clients by providing vehicles and repairs at half the market value.

TODAY ONLY, anyone who submits a financial donation will be entered to win a $50 gift card from Mighty Good! (FYI that Mighty Good is listed as the #6 Best Restaurant Right Now on Yelp).

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

Happy #givingtuesday2021

Second to car donations, financial gifts are critical to our mission of providing affordable transportation to people working their way out of poverty. These gifts offset our costs, and we pass that savings directly to our clients by providing vehicles and repairs at half the market value.

TODAY ONLY, anyone who submits a financial donation will be entered to win a $50 gift card from Mighty Good! (FYI that Mighty Good is listed as the #6 Best Restaurant Right Now on Yelp).

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

Tomorrow is the most generous holiday of the year! #givingtuesday2021 Beyond car donations and financial gifts, you can ...
11/29/2021

Tomorrow is the most generous holiday of the year! #givingtuesday2021

Beyond car donations and financial gifts, you can also support ChangingGears in other ways that don't cost you a dime. Click the link below to learn how to support us through Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile.

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

Tomorrow is the most generous holiday of the year! #givingtuesday2021

Beyond car donations and financial gifts, you can also support ChangingGears in other ways that don't cost you a dime. Click the link below to learn how to support us through Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile.

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

#givingtuesday2021 is coming up! Thinking about donating your car in 2021? December is our busiest month for bringing in...
11/27/2021

#givingtuesday2021 is coming up!

Thinking about donating your car in 2021? December is our busiest month for bringing in donated cars so get started now at:
https://changing-gears.org/donate/

Why donate your car to ChangingGears?
1. Directly help a member of the Greater Cincinnati community. 100% of our resources stay local!

2. Most convenient car donation program in the city! We have notaries in OH & KY and we come to YOU. We notarize the title and pick up the car at the same time.

3. ANY Vehicle, ANY Condition. Seriously. Every car helps our mission.

#givingtuesday2021 is coming up!

Thinking about donating your car in 2021? December is our busiest month for bringing in donated cars so get started now at:
https://changing-gears.org/donate/

Why donate your car to ChangingGears?
1. Directly help a member of the Greater Cincinnati community. 100% of our resources stay local!

2. Most convenient car donation program in the city! We have notaries in OH & KY and we come to YOU. We notarize the title and pick up the car at the same time.

3. ANY Vehicle, ANY Condition. Seriously. Every car helps our mission.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We are so grateful for our community of clients, donors and business partne...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We are so grateful for our community of clients, donors and business partners that enable us to drive life change in the Cincinnati area.

Friendly reminder that we take any car in any condition...even if it looks like a turkey! Gobble Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We are so grateful for our community of clients, donors and business partners that enable us to drive life change in the Cincinnati area.

Friendly reminder that we take any car in any condition...even if it looks like a turkey! Gobble Gobble!

New Year, New Career! Learn the skills and get the hands-on experience to begin a career as an automotive technician. Cl...
11/24/2021

New Year, New Career! Learn the skills and get the hands-on experience to begin a career as an automotive technician. Click below to apply for the next class that starts in Feb 2022!

https://www.citylinkcenter.org/automotive-technician-training/

New Year, New Career! Learn the skills and get the hands-on experience to begin a career as an automotive technician. Click below to apply for the next class that starts in Feb 2022!

https://www.citylinkcenter.org/automotive-technician-training/

Attention Pedal Kart fans - the ChangingGears Grand Prix is back! Join us May 21, 2022 at Hangar 2 at Lunken Airport for...
11/23/2021

Attention Pedal Kart fans - the ChangingGears Grand Prix is back! Join us May 21, 2022 at Hangar 2 at Lunken Airport for this 21+ event. More details to come in early 2022.

For those new to this, The Grand Prix our annual fundraising event that is a blast for participants and spectators! The main event features a pedal kart, relay race tournament where four person teams go head-to-head around a track with some fun obstacles along the way.
#drivingchange
Join our email list for Event Updates, Team Sign-Ups, Tickets & Sponsorships!
https://changing-gears.org/grand-prix/

Attention Pedal Kart fans - the ChangingGears Grand Prix is back! Join us May 21, 2022 at Hangar 2 at Lunken Airport for this 21+ event. More details to come in early 2022.

For those new to this, The Grand Prix our annual fundraising event that is a blast for participants and spectators! The main event features a pedal kart, relay race tournament where four person teams go head-to-head around a track with some fun obstacles along the way.
#drivingchange
Join our email list for Event Updates, Team Sign-Ups, Tickets & Sponsorships!
https://changing-gears.org/grand-prix/

Remember Willis from a few weeks ago? He purchased his car from ChangingGears without needing a loan and we were thrille...
11/08/2021

Remember Willis from a few weeks ago? He purchased his car from ChangingGears without needing a loan and we were thrilled to hand him the title last week!
In a powerful moment when he shared his story with us, he pledged that he would only use this car for good. Congratulations on your accomplishments Willis!
@citylinkcenter JBM Packaging

11/06/2021
ChangingGears

Before you go to sleep tonight:

1. Set your clocks back 1 hr for daylight savings time!

2. Set your DVR to record WCPO 9 at 11:30 am on Sunday, Nov 7. ChangingGears will be featured in A New Day, hosted by the incredible Mona Morrow!

Enjoy your extra hour of sleep!
#drivingchange

Send a message to learn more.

Meet our newest client, Willis, purchased his car yesterday! He currently works at JBM Packaging and recently earned his...
10/28/2021

Meet our newest client, Willis, purchased his car yesterday! He currently works at JBM Packaging and recently earned his CDL, which will enable him to get a higher paying job. He now has his own apartment and his own car! Congratulations!

Wrapping up a great week with our newest client De'ja! She recently completed the phlebotomy training with Making A Chan...
10/22/2021

Wrapping up a great week with our newest client De'ja! She recently completed the phlebotomy training with Making A Change Cincy and is BEYOND excited to purchase a car! She already named the car Royalty and can't wait to take her new puppy for ride.
#drivingchange #citylinkcenter #changinggears

The celebrations continue this week! Lydell graduated from Cornerstone Construction Training at CityLink Center and got ...
10/21/2021

The celebrations continue this week! Lydell graduated from Cornerstone Construction Training at CityLink Center and got a job offer from TriVersity Construction but didn't have a driver's license.
We are thrilled to share that Lydell passed his test and got the keys to his new car from us Tuesday so he could start his job on Wednesday.

Lydell shared that he's going to be making more money now than ever before and will start his financial journey with SmartMoney Community Services .

The celebrations continue this week! Lydell graduated from Cornerstone Construction Training at CityLink Center and got a job offer from TriVersity Construction but didn't have a driver's license.
We are thrilled to share that Lydell passed his test and got the keys to his new car from us Tuesday so he could start his job on Wednesday.

Lydell shared that he's going to be making more money now than ever before and will start his financial journey with SmartMoney Community Services .

A huge Congratulations to Deb for purchasing a Toyota Camry last week! She has been working at JBM Packaging through the...
10/20/2021

A huge Congratulations to Deb for purchasing a Toyota Camry last week! She has been working at JBM Packaging through their second chance employment program and CityLink Center has been providing her with wrap-around services.

โœ… Job
โœ… Car
Next up is a new apartment!

We are so excited to see her flourish!

And a huge thanks to Grace Watson Navera for donating her Camry to us and making this possible!
#DrivingChange

Phillip got his car last year and paid it off in September, a full month early! Over the past year, he moved into his ow...
10/18/2021

Phillip got his car last year and paid it off in September, a full month early!
Over the past year, he moved into his own apartment, graduated from Per Scholas Greater Cincinnati, and just started a new job as an IT Technician! Congratulations on your many accomplishments!

After an exciting and eventful week, we moved into a beautiful new building! We gathered in prayer this afternoon to pra...
10/08/2021

After an exciting and eventful week, we moved into a beautiful new building! We gathered in prayer this afternoon to praise God for this new space and to bless all those who walk through its doors. We are happy to serve our community next door at 2015 Central Ave!

After an exciting and eventful week, we moved into a beautiful new building! We gathered in prayer this afternoon to praise God for this new space and to bless all those who walk through its doors. We are happy to serve our community next door at 2015 Central Ave!

We take any vehicle in any condition! The first donation we received in our new building was a sweet Harley-Davidson Spo...
10/07/2021

We take any vehicle in any condition! The first donation we received in our new building was a sweet Harley-Davidson Sportster 883!
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Have an old motorcycle, car, truck, van or boat sitting around? Donate it to ChangingGears: https://changing-gears.org/donate/

We take any vehicle in any condition! The first donation we received in our new building was a sweet Harley-Davidson Sportster 883!
๐Ÿ๐Ÿš™๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿšค๐ŸŽ๐Ÿšœ
Have an old motorcycle, car, truck, van or boat sitting around? Donate it to ChangingGears: https://changing-gears.org/donate/

It's Moving Week here at ChangingGears! We are beyond grateful to be blessed with a new building to further our reach in...
10/06/2021

It's Moving Week here at ChangingGears! We are beyond grateful to be blessed with a new building to further our reach in the Cincinnati area. #changinggears #citylinkcenter

Tickets are still available for The Good Fight at CityLink Center!  Join us next Friday, Oct 1 at 6pm for an incredible ...
09/20/2021
The Good Fight - Citylink

Tickets are still available for The Good Fight at CityLink Center! Join us next Friday, Oct 1 at 6pm for an incredible event with live musical performances, visual art, food from top restaurants, and your own chance to make a permanent mark on the center with an art project. This is a night you don't want to miss!

Gather your friends for our all-new fall benefit and get ready to throw a punch at poverty as we come together to celebrate and fuel life change in our city.

Congrats to Amari for picking up his Bridge Car this week! He is one of our youngest clients and has such a bright futur...
09/10/2021

Congrats to Amari for picking up his Bridge Car this week! He is one of our youngest clients and has such a bright future. He recently got his first driver's license, graduated from Cornerstone Construction Training and landed a job at The Model Group. May this car bless you and your future endeavors!

Congrats to Amari for picking up his Bridge Car this week! He is one of our youngest clients and has such a bright future. He recently got his first driver's license, graduated from Cornerstone Construction Training and landed a job at The Model Group. May this car bless you and your future endeavors!

Congrats to our newest client! Sam recently graduated from Per Scholas and is now fulfilling his dream of moving to New ...
08/30/2021
ChangingGears: Helping Fight Poverty in Cincinnati

Congrats to our newest client! Sam recently graduated from Per Scholas and is now fulfilling his dream of moving to New York City. Before he could accept a job, he needed reliable transportation to enable his move.

Thanks to one of our generous car donors, we had a Town & Country for him to purchase. Good luck in the Big Apple! ๐ŸŽ

The simple act of donating a car empowers others. Join the movement: https://changing-gears.org/donate/

ChangingGears is a Cincinnati-based charity that helps change the lives of people that are working their way out of poverty. Get involved by donating your car or volunteering.

The next issue of our monthly letter comes out next week!Click here to join the list and receive a dose of inspiration f...
08/05/2021

The next issue of our monthly letter comes out next week!

Click here to join the list and receive a dose of inspiration from client stories and our impact to the community.

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The next issue of our monthly letter comes out next week!

Click here to join the list and receive a dose of inspiration from client stories and our impact to the community.

http://eepurl.com/ht7pVv

Looking for a place to donate your vehicle?  Want to impact your local community?  We take any car in any condition, pic...
08/04/2021

Looking for a place to donate your vehicle? Want to impact your local community? We take any car in any condition, pick it up for free and take care of all the paperwork!

Click here to donate a car https://changing-gears.org/donate/
or call us at 513-357-2004.

Looking for a place to donate your vehicle? Want to impact your local community? We take any car in any condition, pick it up for free and take care of all the paperwork!

Click here to donate a car https://changing-gears.org/donate/
or call us at 513-357-2004.

We toured our new building this week and can't wait to move in this fall!Want to work with this awesome team?  We are lo...
07/30/2021

We toured our new building this week and can't wait to move in this fall!

Want to work with this awesome team? We are looking for a Vehicle Donation Manager and qualified Automotive Technician. Apply here: https://changing-gears.org/jobs/

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Dadrickrica picked up his ChangingGears car today! He also found out that heโ€™s getting a raise next week, so heโ€™s got a ...
07/02/2021

Dadrickrica picked up his ChangingGears car today! He also found out that heโ€™s getting a raise next week, so heโ€™s got a lot of great things going for him. Congrats!

Dadrickrica picked up his ChangingGears car today! He also found out that heโ€™s getting a raise next week, so heโ€™s got a lot of great things going for him. Congrats!

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.