Tampa, FL, November 27, 2012 – Wheels of Success is celebrating the holidays by marking an important milestone. The nonprofit organization will be presenting their 500th (and 501st) vehicles at a holiday fundraiser to benefit working families who need reliable transportation to get to their jobs.
Wheels of Success is hosting their “Keys to Success Holiday Party” on Monday, December 3 from 5:00 pm to close at the Manhattan Dolce Bar & Bistro, 4328 W. El Prado Blvd. in south Tampa. At the event, two women who recently lost their vehicles through no fault of their own will have their lives changed as they receive the keys to “new to them” cars.
Jennifer W. was injured in an auto accident and lost her car when she was hit by an uninsured driver. Like many people who own older cars, Jennifer did not carry full coverage insurance, and there was no room in her budget to buy another vehicle. She is now relying on friends to get her back and forth to work and to her medical appointments.
Tameka C.’s car broke down and needed expensive repairs that would cost more than the car is worth. Because she is a single mother of four girls, Tameka is making ends meet but still lives paycheck to paycheck with very little left for unexpected expenses. She is currently walking several miles to work each day to get to her job as a scheduler at a doctor’s office.
Thanks to Wheels of Success and good Samaritans who donated a 2004 Chevy Cavalier and a 2000 Toyota Forerunner, Jennifer and Tameka will have their holiday wishes come true at the Keys to Success Holiday Party.
Wheels of Success accepts donated vehicles in any condition—running or not—and works with community partners in the automotive industry to repair and recondition the vehicles to get them road ready. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has provided 499 vehicles and an additional 517 auto-related services to Tampa Bay area families who need safe, dependable transportation to get to work.
About the Event:
This “fun”raiser, hosted by local media personality Jack Harris, is open to the public and includes live jazz music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, please visit www.wheelsofsuccess.org or call (813) 417-1090.