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 Participant Liaison and Volunteer 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, Chair
Vice President and GM at The Biltmore Company
Working Wheels is important to me because it is making immediate, tangible and significant improvements in the lives of families right here in our community, one car at a time.”
Neil Leach, Vice Chair
I am sold on the mission! It is a smart and caring operation delivering donated cars to people in need in our community.”
Jodi Wygmans, Secretary
FJC Case Management Coordinator at Helpmate
Michael Dulion, Treasurer
Principal, Dulion Consulting Group
I am involved with Working Wheels because I see transportation as a critical need for working people in America and Working Wheels is the best program I have found that fills that need locally.”
Owner and Manager at The Organic Mechanic
Donating time and repair labor to Working Wheels allows our company to make a direct impact on the lives of community members who struggle to hold a job without a reliable way to get there.”
Program Guide at CarePartners PACE & Autism Support Specialist at the Autism Society of WNC
Working Wheels is important to me personally, because it allowed me to received a very affordable, reliable vehicle. As a program participant, I am very grateful for this work and know how much it helps people in our community.”
Working Wheels provides a vital link in the chain of self-sufficiency as well as the sense of independence and self-determination that many of us take for granted.”
Attorney with McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm