Goodwill Industries Used Car Program – Wheels for Work

By | January 11, 2018

The Wheels to Work Program gives families transportation and encourages the dignity of work.  Goodwill is famous for bringing hope to many communities in the US and across the world.  They help support families, the unemployed develop marketable skills, and employing the disadvantaged and people with disabilities.

Many are getting the transportation needed for work, and daily responsibilities.  The program name changes, from state to state.  The great work Goodwill Industries is doing to help deserving families across the United States.

You will have the peace of mind of knowing any vehicle you buy has been thoroughly repaired to assure you have reliable transportation.  If you are a working adult who is looking for transportation you can trust, this is a great option to consider.

Making Car Ownership Possible

It is no secret that having reliable transportation is important.  It can make the difference between having to find a job or working further out where you can get better pay.

The Goodwill used car program, (Wheels for Work) helps low-income working families, maintain better employment and family stability.  This is a program sponsored by Goodwill Industries, to help low-income adults gain financial stability with a car.  How do I get a free car?

 How Wheels for Work Program Works

The Wheels to Work program helps employed low-income and people with disabilities get the tools, needed to earn a living and care for themselves and their families.  They do not give cars away, but Goodwill Industries will help you purchase a car for low monthly interest-free payments until it is paid off.

There are no credit checks with this Goodwill car program.  Purchasing a used vehicle from Goodwill Industries is also a good way to establish or improve present or your credit.  This charity, just like the Salvation Army, has always been dedicated to not only helping the poor but restoring lives and dignity to families and individuals.

In some states, the program may go by other names, such as Wheels for Work. The name of the program tells it all. It is designed to help working people have access to reliable forms of transportation. It will take hours of travel time off your day, and hopefully make life a little easier.

How do I Qualify for a Used Car?

What’s the Catch?

The catch is, you already have to have a job.  Wheels for Work does not give you a car so you can find a job but rather supports people already working to continue to work so they can care for their family. 

So, in order to be considered for the program, you must be working and show a history of consistent employment on a full-time job. You will need proof that you are working, and that you need a care in order to keep your job.

Example: If you live in an area where there is no mass transportation, you had a vehicle which is unreliable, or has broken down and not worth repairing.  A undependable vehicle can be the cause of you losing your job.

What a nightmare to have to pray that your vehicle starts when you turn the key. These are all legitimate reasons to be considered.  If you have a vehicle you are not using, please consider donating it to Wheels to Work.

To qualify for a care you must:

  • Have no drug offenses
  • Provide proof of residence
  • Been working six months to a year
  • Not presently have a car registered in your name
  • Been working six months to a year on the same job
  • You have an up-to-date driver’s license from your state
  • Must pass a criminal background check, MVR, and DMV
  • Provide proof of income with current W-2 or recent payroll stubs
  • Remain working one year after receiving transportation

Every state does not facilitate Wheels to Work, so contact the Goodwill Headquarters in your area to see if this program is available.

The Benefits of Wheels to Work

Many people with poor credit, have to resort to purchasing a car from dealerships that charge high weekly or monthly payments.  Also, most cars are in sold ‘as is’ condition.  If you buy it and it breaks down, you are stuck.

The benefit of Goodwill Wheels to Work program is, you will be able to purchase a reliable vehicle, for low monthly payments, without through a credit check! you Most of us have seen their donation trucks parked, ready to receive clothes, books, and other items to help the poor.  You may have also visited the Goodwill online thrift store.

Four Wheels for Work

Goodwill Auto Sales & Vehicle Donation CenterWebsite
3333 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 936-4861

Wheels to Work Oneonta, NY –  For more info

3 West Broadway
Oneonta, New York 13820

Goodwill Cars for Work – Louisville, Lexington Kentucky – Site

962 E. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40204
Toll Free: 866-654-2277
Louisville: 502-583-2277
Lexington: 859 277-2277

Wheels to Work (Middle Tennessee)  – Contact

Contact Goodwill
Corporate Office
Phone: (615) 742-4151
Toll-Free: 1-800-545-9231

Goodwill Industries of  (Northern New England) –  Website
243 Leighton Road
Augusta, ME 04330

Augusta, ME: 207-626-0170
Bangor, ME: 207-945-4063
Lewiston, ME: 207-777-7472
Portland, ME: 207-774-6323

Wheels to Work, Marion Ohio – Website

Corporate Office:
340 W. Fairground St.
Marion, Ohio 43302
Phone: 740.387.7023

Serving Marion, Delaware, Union, Crawford, and Marrow Counties

Workers on Wheels – Northern Michigan – How to Apply

Goodwill Industries Northern Michigan
2279 South Airport Road West
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-995-7718 or 1-877-448-3449 ext 218

Please Donate your Used Car

So many families in America have two three or four cars sitting in the driveway. If you have an older car, in need of repair, please consider donating it to this organization. Your used car will be restored and brought back to pristine condition, to made available for purchase by a working family who does not own a car.

Your donation is tax-deductible; you will be helping someone less fortunate than yourself, and you will help green living by recycling your car.  So, whether you need a car, or you have a car you want to donate, I wish you, Goodwill!

70 thoughts on “Goodwill Industries Used Car Program – Wheels for Work

  1. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Joanne, please contact Goodwill Industries in your state to find out if they offer the Work for Wheels program. As stated in the article, it may not be available in every state.

  2. joanne

    Seeking help in goodwill program wheels for work. Please reply back. Thank you.

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