Working Wheels transforms donated cars into working wheels for working families. A car that starts opens the door to further education, better employment opportunities, and an improved quality of life. Our collaborative model bolsters the work of trusted partners by connecting the repaired vehicles with their clients – the ones they believe need them the most.
- Jamie Beasley, Executive Director
- Mike Campbell, Car Flow Manager
- Lara Lustig, Marketing and Administrative Manager
- Susan Figel, Program Coordinator
- Ray Cockrell, Service Manager
Tax Deduction Calculation
With most car donation programs, donors get a wholesale value of the car for their tax deduction. With Working Wheels, donors are often able to claim the retail value.
Most organizations that solicit car donations do not use those vehicles to carry out their mission. But rather, they accept vehicles, contract with a third party business to sell them in the wholesale market, and receive only a portion of the proceeds to fund their organization. The sales price (in the wholesale market) of the donated car is reported back to the donor as the value of the tax deduction for IRS purposes.
At Working Wheels, many of the vehicles donated to us are repaired and placed with people who need them – this is our mission! When this happens, the donor is able to claim a tax deduction equal to the retail value of the car. Cars that are in good condition, but not used as program cars, are repaired and sold in a retail setting – also bringing fair market value to the donor as a tax deduction.
There are some cars that we are not able to repair. These cars are used as ‘organ donors’ – providing vital parts for other vehicles that will be repaired. In some cases, vehicles that are beyond repair are sold in the wholesale market to create proceeds to support our mission.
Working Wheels is a 501c3 certified non-profit organization with Federal Tax ID# 81-4965358.
Board of Directors
- Tim Rosebrock, ChairVice President & General Manager at the Biltmore Company
- Neil Leach, Vice-ChairCommunity Organizer
- Robbin Brophy, TreasurerOwner of Brophy and Associates Consulting
- Jodi Wygmans, SecretaryCase Management Coordinator at Helpmate
- Michael DulionPrincipal at Dulion Consulting
- Gwen WislerAsheville City Council Member
- Beth NewmanPrebyterian Pastor
- Sarah ThornburgLawyer at McGuire, Wood, and Bissette Law Firm
- Lynn BledsoeChaplain at Highland Farms and Givens Estates
- Dee MasonCommunity Organizer
- Adriana ChavelaOwner of Hola Carolina Magazine
- Latrice RolandProgram Participant and Essential Worker
- Wendolyn ForbesFinancial Advisor at Merrill Lynch