Freedom Wheels Celebrates 10 Years!
Caring Unlimited’s Freedom Wheels Car Repair and Donation Program has helped more than 600 survivors of domestic abuse who did not have reliable transportation to get to work, school, doctor appointments and more since January 2006!
This includes 88 families who received refurbished donated vehicles and another 530 whose vehicles were repaired through the program!
"Having safe dependable transportation for my children and myself to travel to day care and work has been such a relief! I knew my tires were bad, and worried every mile I was traveling. With this car I can now find employment in my field, earn a livable wage and stay self- sufficient, including paying my student loans back!"
- Recipient of a vehicle donated through Freedom Wheels
This life-changing program is made possible thanks to a truly collaborative community effort. Through the combined generosity of the Ward Family Foundation who fund
the program, Kennebunk Auto who repair
the cars and the Community Members who donate
their used vehicles, families who are starting over are able to move closer to their goals of achieving safety, economic security and independence from the person who was hurting them.
"My wife and I donated a car to Caring Unlimited several years ago. The experience was very gratifying and the good feeling we got from helping out a needy mother and her children stayed with us for a long time. So when I retired and we decided to become a one-car family the decision of what to do with my car was simple- give it to Caring Unlimited, again!
There are a lot of ways to do good in the world, but this one is easy and extremely satisfying. We highly recommend it to anyone who has a vehicle, working or not, they no longer need.
Caring Unlimited is an excellent organization to support, and someone's life will be better for your generosity."
- Steven, Two-time Donor to Freedom Wheels
Thanks also to JTG Foundation for the original start-up grant and to United Way of York County for also providing Freedom Wheels funding early on.
To donate to Freedom Wheels please contact Bonnie at 207-490-3227 x106
Time and Again Pays it Forward
Time and Again Consignment Shop in Wells, Maine is committed to giving back to the community. This October, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the non-profit community resale shop donated $1500 to Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Resource Center.
Time and Again is operated solely by volunteers, and all of the shop’s profits are donated throughout the year to local non-profit organizations.
Time and Again’s recent generous donation will help ensure that confidential support and safety planning services are available free of charge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Emily Gormley, Public Awareness Community Support Coordinator, accepts a donation check from Time and Again's volunteers.