Our Goodwill Cars to Work program, which provides secured auto loans to Kentuckians with low or no credit, recently had a hand in gifting a vehicle to a Louisville-area family in need.

With the help of several community partners, Cars to Work officials matched Vesna and Ibrahim Mehic with a used vehicle generously repaired by volunteers and provided via the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program, which reached out to the Cars to Work program for assistance.

Vesna had applied to Cars to Work via a community agency in the past, but program managers were unable to get her approved. She and her husband are both retired, working part time and in great need. They came to Louisville 20 years ago as refugees from Bosnia and have previously owned their own business in the community.

Steve Olson with Louisville Collision Center handled the repairs and assisted in having the vehicle transferred to the family. In addition, Enterprise provided a $250 gift card for gas. Geico assisted in the repair process.

The Mehic family and the Cars to Work program were recently featured in WDRB news segment about the gift and the many partners that made possible. View it below:

This year alone, our Cars to Work program has placed more than 75 individuals into vehicles with affordable payments. Check out these success stories to learn more about the program: