Goodwill Used Car Program

By | April 15, 2015
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The Wheels to Work Program gives working families reliable transportation and encourages the dignity of work.  Goodwill Industries is famous for bringing hope to many communities in the US and across the world.  The chances of getting a free car from a charity are pretty slim, as there are many people down on their luck and could use a free vehicle.  However, Goodwill’s special car programs help working adults get a reliable car with their special financing program.  This faith-based charity provides training programs to help the unemployed develop marketable skills and get a job.

Working in the Community

They hire disadvantaged and people with disabilities.  Goodwill also provides free furniture and household items to the poor.  (Program not available in every state) . 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. (We are not associated with Goodwill in any way.  Please contact your local GW to see if the program is available in your state.)

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.

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 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 in a full-time job. You will need proof that you are working, and that you need a car 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.  An 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.

How to Qualify for the Used Car Program

To qualify for a car 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.

Many people with poor credit, purchase cars from dealerships that charge high weekly or monthly payments.  Also, most cars are in sold ‘as is’ condition.  If 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!



Goodwills Used Car Program Locations

Goodwill Auto Sales & Vehicle Donation Center  FL – Website
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
607-433-8000
1-800-986-5463

Goodwill Cars for Work – Louisville, Lexington Kentucky – Site



Auto Auction

962 E. Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40204
Lexington: 859 277-2277

Program Office

909 E. Broadway,
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 585-5221
(502) 259-0430





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

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
10600 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
Phone: 513-771-4800

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

2279 W South Airport Rd,
Traverse City,
MI 49696

2279 South Airport Road West
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone  231-922-4805

217 Hamblin Ave W
Battle Creek, MI 49037
269-962-9000



Free Cars

There are organizations and non-profits that give away free cars.  There are also many people on waiting lists to receive them.  You have to have a compelling story to be considered for a free car.  Most people don’t have time to wait around for a car, and Wheels for Work is a great alternative, to get a new car.

Please Donate your Used Car

So many families in America have two three or four cars sitting in the driveway. Therefore, if you have an older car, in need of repair, please consider donating it to this organization.  Your donation is tax-deductible.  Your gift can help someone less fortunate.  So, whether you need a car, or you have a car you want to donate, I wish you, Goodwill!

 

103 thoughts on “Goodwill Used Car Program

  1. Wanda V Jordan

    I have a 5 year son my car broke down lose my job because no way need to see if you could fix it for me so I could look for job

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