Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services (TSC) is proud to serve its community. One of the nonprofits supported by TSC is Wheels of Success, an organization dedicated to providing personal transportation solutions to keep people working and to sustain their independence.
“We love Wheels of Success because it helps good, hard-working people achieve their potential by overcoming a relatively small obstacle – transportation – that would otherwise prevent them from earning a living,” said John Tomlin, TSC co-owner and CEO. “Susan Jacobs, the founder of Wheels of Success, has been an inspiration to me. She knows first-hand the difference it can make and has dedicated her career to helping others so they can help themselves.”
TSC, working in conjunction with the Wheels of Success “Build-A-Car” program, funded necessary repairs to the red Honda Civic of recipient Grant S. The car has allowed him to get to school quickly as well as to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store and more. In 2019, Grant was referred to Wheels of Success by Ready for Life, an organization that provides support to young adults transitioning out of the foster care system. Grant was finishing up high school and wanted to continue his education by studying IT and computer networking in college. But his lack of personal transportation prevented him from attending his school of choice; public transportation was almost a four-hour round trip for classes.
Now with his own transportation, Grant has already achieved a number of IT certifications, like CCNA, Security+, Network+ and more, and soon will earn his degree. In fact, the organization said, “Grant’s dedication, gratitude and perpetually positive attitude inspire us. He doesn’t simply get by with his diagnosis of being high functioning on the autism spectrum, he’s thriving!”
Grant is a dedicated volunteer – filing, packing, cleaning, organizing and moving boxes on behalf of Wheels of Success. And he’s always calling to see what else he can help with. He’s also proof that Wheels of Success’s required Car Care Class is a difference maker. Grant was able to identify a leaking radiator hose, preventing any overheating or damage to the radiator. He said, “That Car Care Class saved my car – no doubt about it!”
Learn more about how Wheels of Success impacts lives and how you can help.