Staff from Lazydays Employee Foundation and Wheels of Success as well as members from the press gathered for a special car presentation to an 18 year-old college student at St. Petersburg College and former foster care youth.
According to a press release, Wheels of Success provides personal transportation solutions by partnering with the community in a circle of support. Thanks to a car donation from a local resident along with funding for the repairs through a grant from the Lazydays Employee Foundation, a vehicle was available to be matched with one of the many applicants in need of transportation to keep working and sustain their independence. The vehicle is a1998 Lexus ES 300 in great condition with very low mileage.
The Lazydays Employee Foundation also covered a portion of the youth’s insurance making this all possible. The presentation took place at Lazydays RV located in Seffner,Fla.. Guardian Ad Litem, who has been instrumental in helping her to navigate the process of becoming a first-time car owner as well as a full-time college student, was also on hand.
The youth has endured many hardships despite her young age. Her father passed away when she was just 15 and her mother became homeless which is how she found herself in the foster care system. She focused on her studies and successfully obtained her GED. She also landed a part-time job as a server. She maintains a positive outlook and continues to do whatever is necessary to achieve her goals of independence and self-sufficiency.