A program of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc., Goodwill Cars to Work was launched in 2012 to offer affordable transportation to Kentuckians with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
Transportation is among the top three barriers to people’s ability to find and maintain employment, alongside childcare and lack of training.
Through Cars to Work, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky has a nonprofit auto dealer license to provide affordable options for people who lack reliable transportation for getting to work, particularly in rural areas.
For low-wage earners, lack of transportation is a significant challenge in finding and maintaining a job. Cars to Work participants are not only better positioned to succeed in the workplace and maintain stable employment, but they also have the opportunity to improve their quality of life. Cars to Work enables participants to secure higher-paying jobs, work flexible hours, achieve self-sufficiency, alleviate stress, and build credit ratings. In its first full year of operation, Cars to Work helped more than 100 families purchase a vehicle and get on the road to success.
Qualifying Cars to Work participants:
- Live in the Goodwill Cars to Work service area (All Kentucky counties except: Boone, Boyd, Caldwell, Campbell, Carter, Crittenden, Daviess, Greenup, Henderson, Hopkins, Kenton, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, McClean, Union, Webster.)
- Possess and maintain a valid Kentucky driver’s license
- Be employed full or part-time and have at least one month worth of pay stubs
- Be actively receiving and maintaining case management services from a non-profit or government agency