Early in 2019, Opening Doors found themselves in need of a new vehicle to provide safe transportation to the families they support. McGrath Hyundai and McGrath Used Car Superstore of Dubuque offered to help get the job done.  They matched the first $5,000 that we raised, and thanks to our generous community we reached our goal on March 17, 2019. Lack of transportation is the #1 barrier that homeless women and children face.  Our staff is thrilled that we have a new agency van to transport our families to enable them to reach their goals and become self-sufficient.


Carol Gebhart, Opening Doors Executive Director


We are so grateful that McGrath stepped forward to assist us in this immediate need. Our 2004 van was  mechanically unreliable, some seatbelts and doors were not working; and we were really in dire straits for safe transportation,” stated Carol Gebhart, Executive Director for  Opening Doors. “Large expenses can really overwhelm a non-profit, so we are so thankful for everyone who donated toward this purchase. 




Trevor Arnold, General Manager


There is nothing more important than community. We are very lucky to have a leadership team at McGrath that recognizes how important it is for businesses to step up and help. Dubuque has been very good to us and we are happy to give back. Opening Doors is such an important service in Dubuque. We are committed to getting them their new vehicle,” stated Trevor     Arnold, General Manager of McGrath Hyundai Dubuque.





Many Thanks to These Contributors!

American Trust & Savings Bank – Jeans Day
Harry & Mary Althaus
Tammy Champion
Rick & Michele Cornish
Coral Dickau
James & Dorothy Dodds
Sr. Bev Eichler, OSF
Donald & Eleanor Freiburger
Michael & Tricia Gantz
Carol Gebhart
Grand River Medical Group – Jeans Day
Sr. Lila Hellman, OSF
Sr. Eleanor Hoffmann, OP
Greg Hopton
Sr. Susan Ivis, OSF
Joleen & Brian Jacque
Terry Kane & Kristin Galliart-Kane
Suzy Kania
Kate Larson
Ann Lorenz
Sr. Mary McCauley, BVM
Robert & Sandee Merrick
Karla O’Connor
Daniel Philippi
Sinsinawa Dominicans
Dorothy Stoll
Michael & Norma Stoll
Marty & Kathy Sullivan
John & Diane Tschiggfrie
Clem & Judith Walleser
Carol Willis
Don & Pat Zoll