Jacobs, Founder & CEO, Wheels of Success,
or, Gregg Laskoski, 813-289-1320;
or cell; 813-992-0867
HAVE A CAR YOU DONíT NEED?
DONATE IT TO WHEELS OF SUCCESS
Organization providing working families with transportation assistance
needs vehicles to continue helping people who, in turn, pay it forward
Tampa, FL (Aug. 10) -- Wheels of Success,
Inc., the grassroots nonprofit organization
that helps working families by providing them
with transportation so they can continue to
work, would like to help you part with the
car you don't need or want.
"We are hoping to assist 50 families
on Labor Day by giving them vehicles that are
donated, which we repair, if necessary, to
help them continue to remain working and viable,"
said Susan Jacobs, founder and CEO of Wheels
of Success, Inc. based in Tampa but serving
Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.
"We'll pick up the car; it doesn't
even have to be in running condition," said
Jacobs, adding "we take all kinds, whether
they're classics or clunkers!"
Anyone interested in donating a vehicle should
also know that the U.S. Department of Treasury
has revised the tax laws regarding the donation
of automobiles and the deductions that can
be claimed. The result is: You may be able
to claim more by donating your car to Wheels
of Success than other non-profit organizations.
Depending on the condition of your automobile
Wheels of Success may be able to offer it to
a family in need of reliable transportation.
As a result you would be able to claim fair
market value. If another non-profit organization
simply sells your car, you would only be able
to claim the amount it was sold for.
Please check with your accountant about the
actual amount allowed for deduction.
Wheels of Success asks those clients who benefit
from the program to "Pay it Forward." Clients
receiving a vehicle "buy" it from
the program by making monthly payments based
on ability to pay, as well as donating 5 service
hours per month to the organization. These
payments enable our Clients to make a difference
and help Wheels of Success keep rolling and
Since its inception in 2003, Wheels of Success
has assisted 176 families and 120 have received
cars. An additional 56 families have received
car repairs, down payment, insurance or other
assistance. In 2007 alone, 31 families have
received cars and 20 additional clients have
been given vehicle repairs or assistance.
The organization gladly accepts all vehicles
or cash donations to help with the cost of
repairs which will be matched by the Children's
Board of Hillsborough County up to $10,000.
They can be made by visiting the website, www.wheelsofsuccess.org and
clicking on make a donation.
For additional information, please call 813-490-9443.
Wheels of Success is located at 9309 N. Florida
Ave., Tampa. It was incorporated in 2003 to
help families obtain or continue work by providing
them with reliable transportation. It
is Tampa Bay's only 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization providing a full range of transportation
solutions, including vehicle replacement, car
repair, licensing, car payment and down payment
assistance to low and moderate income working