Hands of The Carpenter

A nonprofit organization

$632,506 raised by 1,277 donors

Hands of The Carpenter (Hands) is dedicated to serving working single moms by addressing the often overlooked issue of transportation, partnering in their efforts to remain employed and to strive toward economic self-sufficiency.


Over 20+ years Hands has assisted thousands of single women and their families with their automotive needs. In 2022, Hands served over 300 women (355) in one year for the first time ever. 

Here are a few of the clients' reactions to benefitting from Hands' services.

- "I am so grateful that I get to have my car fixed here. The staff is so knowledgeable, professional, very friendly and truly cares about there customers. They always do such a great job fixing my car and I am so thankful to Hands of The Carpenter because I cannot imagine having to take my car anywhere else, they are simply the best!!!"

- "Complete inspection, evaluation and suggestion for future maintenance. Thank you all! It’s such a pleasure to be treated well and explained everything in understandable terms."

- "I am SO HAPPY to have a mechanic that I can trust and is affordable now! I have been struggling with car issues and the costs are out of my budget. Transportation to/from work and school for my son is a priority. I’m so happy my high priority issues were addressed and solved! Additionally, now I can budget appropriately for future repairs and know what to expect. Thank you SO MUCH!"

- "I am so grateful for your service! I was having engine issues preventing my car from driving properly and I was able to get my car serviced and repaired the same day. So grateful I won’t be stranded with my son again!"

- "I wish I could go to this place on a regular basis for the rest of my life. Everything was phenomenal. My car is so solid now, I feel a lot safer as well. They worked with me to the fullest when I couldn't get my car out when scheduled. Never judged me and always made me feel apart of this family. thank u soooo much. I will be back soon for the rest of my work that needs to be done."

Supporting this one-of-a kind organization makes you part of the team making an immediate impact in the lives of single moms and their children. Visit https://www.handsofthecarpenter.org/ to learn more about this life changing organization and how you can be involved.


Hands of The Carpenter (Hands) offers hope to single working women with dependent children, while providing automobile services, partnering in their efforts to remain employed and to strive toward economic self-sufficiency.

Background Statement

In April 2003, CEO/founder Dan Georgopulos, his wife Brenda, and key leaders established Hands of The Carpenter (Hands). The organization received its 501(c)(3) designation in December of that year and has been in operation ever since. The inspiration to start Hands came from the founders’ experiences operating an outreach program for single women in the west central Jefferson County area. They encountered women who were financially vulnerable resulting from a variety of hardships, including domestic abuse, loss of a partner, and lack of family support. A common theme emerged from the women: unsafe and unreliable transportation was affecting their ability to manage life necessities. They struggled with transportation to work, school, daycare, groceries, and medical care. These women specifically spoke about their fear of losing jobs if they could not get to work to maintain their income. The leadership team empathized and recognized the need for a focused effort to provide timely, professional automotive services to support women’s success. Thus, Hands was established.

Along the way, strategic steps have been implemented to ensure that Hands stays on course towards achieving its mission. From the start, Hands established working relationships with repair shops, churches and other nonprofits and community agencies. In 2010, Hands acquired its own automobile repair business in Lakewood to increase program capacity and efficiency. In 2016, Hands acquired a local vehicle donation / placement program allowing the agency to place inexpensive cars with single women who did not have vehicles Hands could repair. In 2017, Hands purchased its first property on S. Golden Road for shop operations and the organization’s offices. In 2021 Hands acquired another property in Aurora and opened its second repair facility. Hands now has the capacity to assist single moms from all seven metro Denver counties.

Organization Data


Organization name

Hands of The Carpenter

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Year Established


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Human Services

Organization Size

Large Organization


16097 S Golden Rd
Golden, CO 80401

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US





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