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Local philanthropist will make donation for a car


Gene Epstein, who originally designed Wheelz2Work, will make a $1,000 donation to a charity of a donor’s choice in exchange for a car.

As part of the Bucks County Opportunity Council’s Wheelz2Work Program, Gene Eptstein of the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund will make a $1,000 donation to the first 10 people who donate a car to BCOC’s Wheelz2Work program between now and the end of the year.

Since the program started years ago over 450 families’ lives were changed for the better. BCOC has received over 50 donated cars for the program and turned them over to help their clients on the road to economic self-sufficiency. In some cases, the car has made the difference between getting a new job or not.

“I think if you have an old car, you should really consider this opportunity,” explained Epstein, who has been advising this program for many years, particularly when it was run out of Bucks County Community College. “Donating a car like this will change a life; we have already changed countless lives in Bucks County with BCOC and we would like to do 10 more before the end of 2019. Rememeber that our program is one of only a handful in the USA where you get a full retail value donation based on book value of your car since it goes to the recipient plus you get a bonus donation made in your name to your favorite charity. It’s a win, win.”

All cars are evaluated by mechanics who have partnered with BCOC on this project before being accepted as a donation to the Opportunity Council.

For information about the program or how to donate a car, contact Eileen Albillar at 215-345-8175 x209 or at