Homeless mother working for Lyft gets free car

Two charities and an auto repair shop have teamed up to donate a car to a working single mother experiencing homelessness.

Aby is a client of the charity Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb. With help from the nonprofit, she and her 10-year-old son, Nick, have been living in a Sunday school classroom at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church in Dunwoody since January. The AJC is not using Aby’s last name in order to help her avoid the negative perceptions that comes with being homeless.

While homeless, Aby started working as a Lyft driver. She was leasing a vehicle from the transportation company and working up to 80 hours per week, she said, which earned her enough to make a weekly car payment. Aby said the donated car will save her $800 a month, which she can use toward regaining financial stability.

On Wednesday, Aby was given a 2010 Volvo V60 donated by Charity Cars, Inc., with assistance from Family Promise and Midas Alpharetta.

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