My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Wheels of Success, Inc., Tampa, FL, USA
I was presented with a "new to me" 2002 Honda Accord in March of 2016. I had recently earned a promotion, but due to the additional job responsibilities, I was told I had 30 days to get a car, or forfeit my promotion. After being referred by United Way, I was stunned when Susan called me just three days later to inform me that I would be receiving a car! My car has improved my life,my children's lives and the lives of those I serve at work. My commute used to be an hour and 10 minutes, 2 different buses and 2 miles of walking each way. Now my commute time is 12 minutes or less! This allows me to spend more quality time with my son, and I am home in time to cook a healthy meal, rather than order take-out. My son was about to enter high school when I received my Honda (that I named Grace!) We have been able to attend all of his high school functions, including homecoming, football games, orientation and more. I save money because now I can drive to the grocery store and get fresh food instead of being limited to "just what I can carry" from the "dollar store", the only food store within walking distance. We are able to go to preventative doctor appointments and recently, my son and his friends enjoyed a day at Chasco Fiesta, something that would have been hard to impossible to do prior to Grace. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't feel grateful for Grace and the ways that "she" has improved our lives. I thought I understood how much my life would change when Susan handed me the keys, but I had no idea that those keys would truly be my keys to success!