Good Karma Car Giveaway

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Every year, K-Tech Automotive is proud to donate a free car to a deserving member of the Sebastopol community. We call our giveaway "Good Karma" because the people who are nominated think of others first, often putting the needs of their families and friends above their own. For these individuals, a reliable car will help them continue to do the good things they do already—but more easily.

Help us help a deserving member of the Sebastopol community.

If you know a resident of the Sebastopol area who is an active contributor in the community and needs a car, then Kate would like to hear from you! Nominations must specify why the potential recipient is deserving of the donation and how they will use the car in their community activities. In addition to a totally free vehicle, winners receive:

A fresh smog test
Payment of the initial registration cost
A complimentary 12 month service package

WTP Winners at K-Tech Automotive
WTP Winners at K-Tech Automotive
Kate handing keys over to car giveaway winner
 

"It was so heart-warming to see the happiness and gratitude they [the recipients] showed - reading about it is one thing, but actually being there and seeing the look on their faces and hearing them tell their stories is another thing entirely."

Michelle B.

"I really like that K-Tech gives cars to single moms like Francine - she does so many good things for people, and she really deserved a car."

Talulajah R.

"My father flew planes in WWII. Seeing Kate give the war vet [Ed Carter] a car for him and his 10-year-old son brought tears to my eyes."

Jim C.

Meet Our 2015 Winners

2015 Winner of the '92 Toyouta Corolla

Congratulations Edwin Carter!

Edwin is a Gulf War Veteran. He had numerous injuries including having skull reconstructed, has PTSD and agoraphobia, but pushes through it for his 10 year old autistic son. His son got bitten by a poisonous spider and Ed didn't have a car to get him to a hospital. He lives in Sebastopol area, is "amazingly frugal, clean and sober, amazing parent," low income, "would never ask for anything for himself." If you needed to move, he'd be the first guy to offer to help. His ex left him and the son, and recently took the car too. He volunteered at Site for Sore Eyes program called "gift of sight" making lenses for glasses for people who couldn't afford them.

Congratulations Francine Waxman!

Francine is single mother of 2, has Aspbergers and was non-verbal in her early life. Through hard work, she is now social and you'd not guess she had this. She was homeless for awhile when she first moved here, spent 4-5 hours on public transit or waiting for public transit per day. Francine was limited in how often she could see her son because he lives in East bay and she didn't have car. No dinners with her daughter because of work/school/time on public transit. People say she inspires them with her consistently positive attitude and words and see her as a role model. "She would never complain about anything." Being 43-years-old, she participates in women's groups, meditation and self-healing. She is very intelligent and is currently studying psychology & sociology with the ultimate goal of becoming a teacher. A Sebastopol resident, she volunteers at Sebastopol Senior Center where the car will be put to good use. Francine is already set up to take Seniors to their appointments.

2015 Winner of the '02 Honda CRV

K-Tech Good Karma Giveaway Donors & Sponsors

World Pac

Auto Zone

O'Reilly Auto Parts

Hahn Automotive

Smog Frog

Rohnert Park Transmission

Johnny Franklin's

Millers Oil Company Sebastopol

Western Autobody

abir Locksmith

Reliable Auto Glass Rohnert Park

Maybe You Know Somebody in Our Community

Whose ability to serve others would dramatically improve with reliable transportation of their own? We want to help. We’re looking for two deserving people to receive two free automobiles, each including a 12-month service package. Anyone can enter a name on behalf of another. Please submit your nominee in writing and tell us how a car would help this individual and our community.*

How to Enter: Nomination must be submitted in writing. Mail to: K-Tech Automotive Car Giveaway, 198 South High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 or email: [email protected] (with “Free to Good Home Nominee” in the subject heading). No first-party (self) submissions or phone calls accepted. All submissions will be kept confidential. Winner will be selected solely at owner’s discretion and will be verified in advance to confrim legitimacy. Winner must be 18 years or older. All submissions must be postmarket or time stamped by July 31, 2018.

* K-Tech will pay initial smog and registration cost, and perform all scheduled maintenance for one year at no change.
Drive will be responsible for operational expense and liability insurance.

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All submissions will be kept confidential.

K-Tech will pay initial smog and registration costs, and perform all scheduled maitenance for one year at no charge. Driver will be responsible for operational expsnese and liability insurance.

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