Everyone here at Wheeling Auto Center recognizes that our shop would be nothing without the support of our local communities. That’s why we’re all proud to give back to various charitable organizations and efforts happening in the Chicagoland area. Click the tabs below to learn more about everything we’re doing in the community.
For the last 10 years, Wheeling Auto Center has hosted an art contest for students through local schools. We supply a car-related theme, and kids bring it to life with wonderfully creative drawings. Winning submissions are professionally framed and displayed in our lobby for one year.
In 2014, the theme was What Would a Monster Drive? and participation accelerated to an all-time high—we received 391 entries from seven schools. Winners each received a $100 prize, and all artists received a $5 Oberweis Dairy gift card. Past themes have included Cars From Your Favorite Sport, Musical Cars, Cars That Are Good Enough to Eat, Circus Cars, If Animals Could Drive … What Would They Drive?, My Dream Car, Vehicles From Other Planets, Cars of the Past and Cars & Trucks of the Future.
Theme: What Would a Monster Drive? ($100 prize per winner)
Exclusively for: Booth Tarkington Elementary • J.W. Riley Elementary • Eugene Field Elementary • Mark Twain Elementary • Edgar Allen Poe Elementary • Cooper Middle School • Jack London Middle School • WAC Customer’s Students
For many years, Wheeling Auto Center has actively supported the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To date, we have proudly donated $5,360 to the Greater Illinois Chapter of this organization, which helps fund cutting-edge research, programs and services for people with MS and their families.
Since 2009, we’ve donated $5 from every June oil change. Starting in 2012, we’re also thanking participants with Illinois Mission Move Lottery tickets. These $3 instant-win tickets have raised nearly $4 million for the National MS Society.
Our contributions are given through the Tour de Farms Ride, a two-day annual fundraiser that offers cyclists 15-200 mile options through rolling northern Illinois farmland.
If you’d like to lend your support directly, contact The Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society.
At Wheeling Auto Center, giving back to our neighbors is part of doing business. So we support numerous local organizations, hold fundraisers, donate our vehicle expertise, participate in events and help our community in many different ways. Recipients include:
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