Working Wheels for Working Families

It is no secret that in Western North Carolina, having a dependable car opens doors to education, employment, and improved quality of life. This is the driving force behind 2020 IMPACT Grant recipient, Working Wheels, a non-profit that repairs and recycles donated cars, transforming them into working wheels for working families. The organization also offers discounted repairs for people who cannot afford to repair a vehicle they already own.

An IMPACT grant from WNC Bridge covers Working Wheels’ cost to repair 20 vehicles for working families, enabling the organization to increase its capacity to produce dependable cars for years to come.

Working Wheels is uniquely positioned to meet a critical gap in WNC, dependable transportation. The need is astounding. The organization currently has 20 referral partner organizations and is presently meeting only about half of the demand for vehicles from these partners. The organization also has a waiting list of over 40 additional organizations seeking to become a referral partner.

“We are truly grateful for the partnership we have with WNC Bridge Foundation. The number of working families in Western North Carolina who are unable to afford a safe, dependable vehicle is overwhelming.”

~Jamie Beasley, Executive Director, Working Wheels

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“This car is essential for my family for transportation to and from school, work, afterschool programs, and doctor's appointments because we live so far off the bus line. It will move my family in a more successful direction . Thank You!" ~Jewell