We would like to thank all of our sponsors and congratulate our 2022 car giveaway winner - Janisha Latson!
December 14, 2022 was Newell’s eighth annual Christmas Wish Car Giveaway. Janisha works in housekeeping at Decatur Memorial Hospital, and until now, had no vehicle.
She was nominated by Julie Bilbrey, director of the Decatur Memorial Foundation. Julie wrote:
I learned about a fellow colleague, Janisha, who was experiencing a financial hardship. We learned that she was a single mother of 6 children ranging in ages from 2 – 14 and works second shift (3PM - 11:30PM) at Decatur Memorial Hospital in the environmental services (housekeeping) department.
Janisha does not have transportation - she not only walks to work each day, but also walks home alone late at night. She is a wonderful employee and deserves a chance to get ahead. This car would mean that she could safely get to and from work, especially as the weather gets colder.
It would mean that she could easily take her kids to necessary Dr. appointments and child care providers. It would mean that she has a chance to get ahead on bills without worrying about how she can save money for a down payment and car payments thereafter.
We ask that you please consider helping us make this colleagues dreams come true and help spread awareness that ALL healthcare professionals, from Environmental Services to Registered Nurses, are truly critical front-line workers!
Janisha received a refurbished 2010 Dodge Charger. This is a great program, and we really get excited about giving away a car – it really gets us in the Christmas mood and the giving spirit.
Our staff and guests got excited when we pulled the car up to Janisha with a big red bow on it! This is always our favorite part of the day. We have given away 8 refurbished vehicles, and the emotion that fills the room in that moment is so moving. The Decatur/Macon County area has supported Newell’s Auto Body for almost 65 years, and to be able to support our community in return is the greatest gift.
Our Benevolence program is made possible by the donation of the time and talent of our staff, Neuhoff Media’s sponsorship and promotion, as well as donations from vendors and local businesses.
Thanks also to our additional sponsors who have generously provided products and services…