Rachel Chavez is only 24, but she’s been raising her three younger brothers - ages 17, 15, and nine - for the last year and a half.
When her parents lost custody of her brothers, Rachel stepped up and won legal custody of them. She wanted to provide a stable home for them, so she went to school to become a pharmacy tech, working full time to make sure her brothers have everything they need and get to school.
And she’s been doing it all without a car!
After the nonprofit Homeless Engagement Lift Partnership heard about the family’s story, they wanted to help. Thanks to a donation from a local car dealer, the nonprofit gave Chavez a pristine new-to-her 2015 Honda Accord.
Rachel was moved to tears and is beyond grateful for the car, saying “I’m really excited because we’ll be able to do anything we want and I’m really looking forward to bonding with them in a new way. My younger brother Daniel was talking about getting into football and I was like, oh my gosh, that would be awesome, I’ll be able to take him and go to the games,”