Presented by State Farm in conjunction with Turner Exposition’s Florida’s Largest Home Show Helps 20 Families Get Back on the Road September 4
Tampa, FL – September 1, 2015 – Wheels of Success is gearing up for its 10th Annual Working Wheels Keep Families Working Labor Day event. State Farm returns again this year as the presenting sponsor for this highly successful annual event. In conjunction with Turner Exposition’s Florida’s Largest Home Show, the event is once again at the Florida State Fairgrounds but has moved the customary day from Monday to Friday, September 4th from 9:00-11:00am.
It’s fitting that this event will be held on Labor Day weekend as its goal is to provide transportation to local residents to support their efforts to continue working and enhance their lives through education and better employment opportunities. The Tampa-based nonprofit organization works with community partners in the automotive industry to restore donated vehicles to good running condition.
To celebrate working families on Labor Day, Wheels of Success will be presenting 20 vehicles to recipients who have been “waiting for wheels”. The reconditioned cars will be presented at the organization’s annual “drive away” Labor Day event, and the press and public are invited to meet the families and hear their stories.
Friday, September 4, 2015
9:00 am – 11:00 am
According to Wheels of Success founder and CEO Susan Jacobs, “We differ from many other nonprofits, in that we actually repair and recondition the vehicles we receive and present them to local families rather than sell them at auction. As little as $25 can help us start to rebuild a car, and in most cases $2500-3000 will complete the repairs and make the car safe and road ready for a local family.”
Wheels of Success accepts vehicle donations in any condition-running or not-and provides free towing through their partnership with AAA Auto Group. Donations are tax deductible. To make a vehicle donation or to donate funds for vehicle repairs, please call (813) 417-1090, or visit www.wheelsofsuccess.org.
Founded in 2003, Wheels of Success is Tampa Bay’s only 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing a full range of transportation solutions, including vehicle replacement and car repairs, as well as licensing, car payment and down payment assistance. To date, Wheels of Success has provided 797 vehicles and an additional 734 car-related services to low and moderate income families in the Tampa Bay area. For more information, please call (813) 417-1090 or visit www.wheelsofsuccess.org.