Peer Organizations

If you do not reside in the Western North Carolina area but are in need of reliable transportation, here is a list of a variety of affordable vehicle programs throughout the country. Working Wheels is not affiliated with any of these organizations and makes no claims or guarantees about them. We are providing you with this list in the hopes that it will be a helpful starting place for finding or donating a car if you are not located in the Western North Carolina area.



Caring Cars

Our goal is to remove transportation barriers
to families in need so that they may be
successful in providing for their families.



Securing Help In Family Transportation (SHIFT) – Labor’s Community Service Agency

The goal of this workforce development program is to target families with an income below 80% of the area median income who identify the lack of transportation as the primary barrier to achieving a living wage and economic stability.



Good Neighbor Garage

We offer hope to single women with dependent children, while providing automobile services, partnering in their efforts to be employed and pursue economic self-sufficiency.


Project Self-Sufficiency – Bring the Power

All donated cars are given directly to single parent families in need and never sold at auction.



Wheels of Success

Wheels of Success provides its clients with dependable transportation in the form of a car, truck or van and assistance with automotive repairs, preventative maintenance and car-care classes for families who have transportation but cannot afford repairs and maintenance.



Vehicles for Change

(VFC) empowers families with financial challenge to achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technician training.


Second Chances Garage

Second Chances Garage seeks to make a difference in our community of Frederick County, Maryland, by offering “second chances” for individuals and families on their journey to independent living by providing assistance with their personal transportation needs.



Cars for Neighbors

Cars for Neighbors’ Vehicle Repair Program focuses on providing vehicle repair for Anoka County residents who cannot afford to get their vehicle fixed.


Wheel Get There–Minnesota Valley Action Council

MVAC’s Wheel Get There program accepts donated cars from the public and sells them to low-income people at a discount.


Wheels for Women–Newgate Education Center

Through vehicle donations to Newgate School, we are able to help single working moms. Donated vehicles are inspected and refurbished through our Auto Mechanic and Auto Body Training programs. Selected reconditioned vehicles are then donated through Wheels for Women as our students’ way of giving back to the community.


Auto Technical

Every dollar you give helps to refurbish and maintain vehicles, cover operational costs, and ensure that we can continue to lift community members onto the road to independence and stability.



Cars 4 Heroes

C4H has a unique mission to repair and award as many donated vehicles as possible to local families in need.



Chariots 4 Hope

Chariots4Hope exists to demonstrate God’s love by helping people remove transportation barriers that prevent struggling families and individuals from reaching and maintaining self-sufficiency.

New England


Good News Garage

Our mission is to create economic opportunity by providing affordable and reliable transportation options to low-income individuals and families.

New Jersey


Cars for Success

Cars for Success was developed by Strengthen Our Sisters, Inc to assist low-income women in making the transition from welfare to work by providing essential transportation. Women are referred to Cars for Success by a number of diverse non-profit organizations and agencies, which include homeless and domestic violence shelters, job training programs, and welfare agencies.

North Carolina


Rolling Start

Rolling Start is a non-profit group of car enthusiasts that refurbish donated vehicles that are then given to individuals in need of transportation to help work their way out of poverty in Jackson County, North Carolina.


Wheels 4 Hope

Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, affordable vehicles to people who need them. Qualified recipients are referred to us by our Partner Agencies. The vehicles are donated by area residents, and restored to sound mechanical condition by our Sponsors.

South Dakota


Sioux Empire Wheels to Work

Wheels to Work is a 20-year-old Sioux Falls, South Dakota non-profit organization that matches qualifying single-parent families with safe and reliable donated vehicles free of charge.



On Ramp

OnRamp works with advocates from local charitable, government, and religious organizations to identify people in need who are already taking significant steps towards self-sufficiency, but who need a vehicle to continue that journey. OnRamp finds reliable vehicles through purchase or donation and gifts these to our clients so they can get back on the road.



The Car Ministry

Car donation charity helping the poor, the needy, full-time ministry workers like pastors, evangelists, missionaries, and other Christian workers to obtain auto transportation.


Vehicles for Change

NVFS’ Vehicles for Change program provides qualifying, low-income families with reliable transportation so that they may readily access more job and school opportunities. Our partner Vehicles for Change provides repairs donated vehicles from the community to be road-ready in partnership with local garages to help a low-income families thrive!

West Virginia


Good News Mountaineer Garage

Good News Mountaineer Garage puts people on the road with the help of many individuals and organizations. We accept donations of vehicles that are repairable, for a reasonable amount of money. These donated vehicles are then distributed to families with low income needing transportation to work.