Reliable Car Fund


We bought a 2017 Honda Fit.

The $4,800 raised helped pay for :
The initial down-payment
3 monthly car payments
6 months of insurance

Thank you all for your contributions to the reliable car fund! We are ecstatic!

I'd like to thank you all in a major way! Stay tuned <3

Greetings! My name is Nicole Antonette Mokeme.

Do you or someone you know have any leads on a reliable vehicle??

I am in URGENT NEED of a reliable car by September.

Here's what's frustrating. I am an active community member (in Portland, Maine) affiliated with a number of organizations who receive thousands of dollars in grants to do important work in our communities. I am grateful and excited to have the funds to do the work that we love and need but what about the necessities of the people who are doing the work?

Currently, I am

-Mother of an incredibly wonderful 6 year old first grader

-Creative Director of Rise and Shine Youth Retreat (a 6 month leadership training and wellness retreat for teenage girls)

-Co-Creator and Director of Education for Theater Ensemble of Color (a local theater company who creates performances around identity and social justice)

-Performance Artist of Hi Tiger (A pop art music and visual performance ensemble)

-Youth Mentor and Adult Board Member of Kesho Wazo (a Portland based, youth-led arts and activist collective)

-Administrator of Black Artist Forum (a coalition created to develop resources and visibility for black artists in Maine)

-Member of Deeing High School PTO (a parent/teacher organization building bridges between students, family and Deering High school community)

-Member of Portland Empowered (a parent/teacher organization building bridges between students, family and the Portland Public High school community)

-Art Teacher of Roots and Fruits Preschool ( an arts and social justice school for children, ages 3-5 years old)

We get funding for art and community work but personal life is real too and I need resources!!

With all that I do here in Portland, I'd like to be able to go home at the end of a long day. I actually live about an hour away from Portland. My car is no longer working.

I am currently staying with a friend in Portland but I would REALLY love to get back to the comfort of my own home. I need a reliable car that I can drive to and from home/work daily.

Do you have any leads on a car?
Know anyone who has an extra vehicle that is not in use?
Know of any grants who assist low income households with obtaining a reliable car?
Know of any organizations who offer development accounts for vehicle purchase?
Car share?

Will you help me raise money to put toward my car fund?

This is a call for help! Please spread the word.

Big thanks!!
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Nicole Antonette 
Porter, ME

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