Hal Colston, of Essex Junction, is best known
as the founder of Good News Garage, the outfit that fixes up donated cars for
low-income Vermonters. In 2004 he left
Good News Garage. Now
he’s got another antipoverty strategy called NeighborKeepers. It operates on the theory that one of the
major things holding poor people back is a lack of well-connected friends. He spoke with VPR’s Jane Linholm about the project.