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Workers On Wheels

A lack of reliable transportation is the #1 barrier for many people in seeking or maintaining employment. Through our Workers On Wheels (WOW) program, we procure donated vehicles, make any required repairs and then award them to qualified candidates. click to go to the vehicle donation form

A distribution committee made up of our community partners selects the applicants they feel will make the best possible use of your donated vehicle.

Each WOW recipient participates in a vehicle maintenance class and receives assistance in obtaining child safety seats as needed.Workers On Wheels recipient and her vehicle

We Accept:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Vans
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Boats
  • Tractors
  • Planes

Why Donate:

  • An average of 57 families per year have been placed on the road to self-sufficiency since 2003
  • 94% have successfully maintained employment
  • Vehicles used in the program provide the donor the highest tax incentives allowed by the IRS
  • Your donation remains local - help a neighbor get to work!
  • FREE pick up available at your convenience - evening and weekend hours available by appointment
  • All tax documentation is provided to you by Goodwill

Who We Serve:

All vehicle recipients have successfully completed job-training opportunities leading to successful employment. Every effort is made to ensure the group makes the best possible use of the generous contributions made by our donors.

How To Donate:

Click here to access the donation form.

Tax Incentives:

Tax law established by the American Jobs Creation Act has placed certain restrictions on how much you can expect to receive from donating your vehicle to charity. Beginning January 1, 2005 taxpayers were told they could only deduct the proceeds that charity gets from the sale of the vehicle instead of the fair market value they were accustomed to in the past. Donors must receive a written acknowledgement from the charity that includes the sale price of the vehicle. In some cases, the donator is limited to using that figure as their tax incentive.

However, if the charity uses the car for a charitable purpose, such as Goodwill's Workers On Wheels (W.O.W.) program, the donor may continue to deduct the fair market value of the vehicle. Additionally, donors in Michigan can take advantage of a tax credit of up to $100 for their contribution to a program like Workers On Wheels. Because the vehicles used for the W.O.W. program are provided to individuals for the purpose of gaining or maintaining employment at a cost well below the actual value, donors may continue to deduct the private party fair market value. For additional information, contact the Internal Revenue Service.
However, if the charity uses the car for a charitable purpose, such as Goodwill's Workers On Wheels (W.O.W.) program, the donor may continue to deduct the fair market value of the vehicle. Because the vehicles used for the W.O.W. program are provided to individuals for the purpose of gaining or maintaining employment at a cost well below the actual value, donors may continue to deduct the private party fair market value. For additional information, contact the Internal Revenue Service.

For more information on Workers On Wheels, contact:

Carl McLaughlin
(517) 263-2135, ext. 240
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