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RoNetco Supermarkets and Hinkley Auto Sales recently joined together to provide a newly-refurbished car to Project Self-Sufficiency participant Asia Bryant. 

The vehicle was previously owned by RoNetco Supermarkets and had been used by the firm for company business.  After being taken out of service, the car was thoroughly detailed by Hinkley Auto Sales and then donated to Project Self-Sufficiency, a local non-profit agency which specializes in services for low-income families in the New Jersey counties of Sussex, Morris, Warren, and Hunterdon. 

A mother of a teenage daughter, Bryant works the overnight shift as a caretaker for developmentally disabled adults.  She had been relying on co-workers and family members for transportation.  “I was in shock.  I could not stop smiling for about a week,” explains Bryant upon being notified that she would be receiving the vehicle.  “Not only does this car help me get back and forth to work, but receiving it has elevated my faith as well.  It helps me to continue to be self-sufficient and to provide for myself and my daughter, and it also helps me to provide care for the people I work with.  They depend on me to be on time.  It has helped an entire community of people.”

“It is extremely difficult to function as a family in our area without access to a reliable vehicle,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.  “This participant was in desperate need of a car, and we are delighted to be able to pass this van along to her.  RoNetco Supermarkets is a partner in caring for their neighbors’ families, homes and communities.  We are tremendously grateful to RoNetco Supermarkets and Hinkley Auto Sales for their role in this effort.  Project Self-Sufficiency has been fortunate to be the recipient of several vehicles from individuals and area businesses, and we will continue to welcome the donation of good quality, pre-owned vehicles from our neighbors for families in need.” 

Non-profit agency Project Self-Sufficiency is celebrating its 30th year of service to families in northwestern New Jersey.  The agency’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of holistic, respectful, and comprehensive services enabling low-income single parents, teen parents, two-parent families, and displaced homemakers to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency, family stability, and to improve their lives and the lives of their children.  The agency offers a supportive family-centered environment where life issues are addressed through a combination of individual counseling, peer support groups, case management services, parenting skills training, life skills management training, home visits, childcare and early childhood education, family activities and health education. 

To donate a car to Project Self-Sufficiency, or to find out more about the programs and services available at the agency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org.

Photo caption:

Project Self-Sufficiency participant Asia Bryant received a 2009 Ford Explorer from RoNetco Supermarkets and Hinkley Auto Sales.

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