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Mission Statement:
Wheels of Success is dedicated to providing personal transportation solutions by partnering with the community in a circle of support to keep people working and sustain their independence.
 

Wheels of Success was incorporated in June 2003 to help families obtain or continue work by providing them with reliable transportation through a program of car repairs, vehicle replacement, related licensing services, car payments, down payments and car-care classes in both Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.

Tampa is the highest cost metropolitan city in the country for transportation costs. Forty percent of the working poor's income is spent on transportation as opposed to 24.6% of the general population's. The bus system is not only inadequate, running infrequently and with very few routes, but it does not run in the evening or on holidays when many hospitality employees work. Parents working until 5:00pm and taking a bus (or busses) to pick up their children from daycare find it almost impossible to get there by the 6:00pm deadline.

Wheels of Success Starts Rolling!

In October 2003, National Car Care Month, Wheels of Success rolled out our program by awarding our first car to a Pinellas County individual in need. In partnership with Program Sponsors such as Professional Women Empower, Wheeler Auto Wholesale, and Tampa Tow and Recovery (see complete list of sponsors), we will continue to fulfill our mission, gaining momentum as we go.

Pit Crew Services

Wheels of Success provides our Clients with:

  • Dependable transportation in the form of a car, truck, or van
  • Assistance with automotive repairs, preventative maintenance, and car-care classes for families who have transportation but cannot afford repairs and maintenance

We obtain vehicles through purchase or donation and restore them to good running condition through the support of partners in the automotive industry.

"Pay it Forward"Philosophy

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 to keep rolling and serving others.

The Finish Line

Wheels of Success is here to help. Our program supplies clients with car care/repair services and/or reliable vehicles enabling them to:

  • Arrive at work dependably
  • Take their children to school
  • Shop for groceries
  • Participate in community activities

Wheels of Success offers working families the resources needed to keep their lives from skidding out of control.

 
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