Connecticut Car Donation Recipient: Lillian

Connecticut Car Donation Recipient LillianConnecticut car donation recipient, Lillian, is an 81 year old female who has been a Foster Mother for 41 years, and fostered/adopted over 122 children within that time frame. She began fostering children back in 1973 when her oldest son’s friend was put out on the streets by his parents and she took him in. It was at that time she felt her calling in life was to take care of children in need of a loving home. She and her husband contacted the Department Of Children And Family Services and officially became licensed foster parents. 

Sadly, her husband passed away in 1994, and they had adopted 7 of the foster children by that time. Lillian still continued to help children in need, and adopted one more after her husband’s death. She was also a caregiver to her youngest son, whom despite being told he would not live beyond 17 years age, lived to be 30 years old under her care. She was a caregiver to her brother as well, who passed away in March of 2008.

Lillian has spent the majority of her life caring for those in need, and even through such tremendous personal losses still continued to care for and help those in need. She has been such a blessing to so many. So much so that a sibling group she welcomed into her home in 2013 reported to the DCFS that Lillian had changed their lives, and they would forever be grateful to her.


Lillian had been without a car for a few years, and it was a struggle trying to care for everyone without reliable transportation. Residing in a rural area where there was no public transportation made for an even more profound hardship. Her love for taking care of the children, and the difficulties of not being able to do so in the manner she needed to without a car led her to seek help with transportation.

In November of 2011, Lillian applied for a charity car with our award winning vehicle donation program. In October of 2014 she became a charity car recipient and received a 2004 Toyota Sienna. It is because of the generous donations from people like you that Lillian has been given the opportunity to get back on the road to independence, and continue her divine purpose of caring for children with the transportation she so desperately needed.



When you make a vehicle donation, and/or a financial donation to 1-800-Charity Cars you are helping to change the lives of people like Lillian. Car donations, running or not, help our 100% non-profit charity make a difference in the lives of actual people in need of viable transportation. You will also receive a deductible receipt you can claim on your taxes. If we can provide your vehicle to a family, you will receive a full fair market value tax deduction. To make a car donation in Connecticut or anywhere else in the US, call 1-800-242-7489 or use our easy online form.