Wheelz2Work program receives 50th car
The Bucks County Opportunity Council recently accepted the 50th vehicle into its Wheelz2Work program. Since 2015, the Opportunity Council has operated the Wheelz2Work Program taking donated used vehicles, then giving them to clients in its Economic Self-Sufficiency Program.
Wheelz2Work is a partnership of BCOC, Bucks County Community College, and the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund. Funding for the program has also been provided by Univest Bank and Trust Co., Al Brown, the Doylestown Rotary Club, and Foundations Community Partnership. BBack Car Care in Doylestown partners with BCOC to provide free evaluations and recommendations to BCOC; Joe Davis AutoSport in Perkasie has donated six cars over the last few years bought from customers and repaired for BCOC clients.
There is still a growing need for donated used cars to the Wheelz program. Cars are given to clients based on the availability of donated vehicles, and recipients must have resources and insurance to take ownership of a car. Donors may claim a tax deduction for their donation, as a value greater than a trade-in.
For more information about how to donate a car or assist the Wheelz2Work Program, visit www.bcoc.org/support-us/ wheelz2work/ or contact Eileen Albillar at BCOC, 215-345-8175, ext. 209 or email ealbil[email protected]