Wheels of Success 4th Annual Labor Day Give-Away Celebrates Workers
parking lot of the Family Justice Center offices,
where Wheels rents space, will be the site
of the non-profit’s 20-car give-away
on Monday, September 7th from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
This is the fourth year that we will give out
20 vehicles to Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco
County residents who are employed full-time
and in need of transportation-related services
to avoid joining the overflowing ranks of the
unemployed in Tampa Bay. Included in this group
of recipients will be the fourth teen whom
Wheels has helped to age out of foster care
with transportation the pilot program, Wheels
to the Future, made possible by the generosity
of The Eckerd Family Foundation, with
assistance from the Tampa Rotary Club of
Just as Labor Day celebrates American workers,
this WOS event celebrates workers in Hillsborough,
Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Current economic
challenges and unemployment statistics make
losing a job a potentially long-term threat
to maintaining stability. This growing reality
is a perfect fit with the Wheels of Success
mission to keep working people working.
Through donations, WOS is able to provide various
transportation solutions to people who are
above the poverty level and not qualified for
federal programs but, through unexpected financial
trials, need help to prevent their lives from
skidding out of control.
vehicle donations being down and the
disappearance of county grants responsible
for funding previous Labor Day Give-Aways,
Wheels is committed to celebrating workers
through the fourth annual 20-car give-away.
The $20,000 needed to make donated vehicles
road-worthy will be raised through the serendipitous Power
of Giving challenge issued by Ryan Nece. Ryan
gave $55 to 60 individuals locally, urging
them to find ways to pay-it-forward.
When Fox 13 passed the challenge
on to Wheels (which actually is based on a pay-it-forward
philosophy), we responded with the Power
of Giving / $55 Saves Lives effort.
Keep checking this site as we track contributions;
see how winners’ circles of support are
helping WOS to continue our Labor Day tradition.
Because the need to keep working people working
has never been greater, this Labor Day Wheels
of Success celebrates not only area workers
but also Tampa Bay’s ongoing spirit