Wheeling Auto Center In The Community

Without the support of our friends and families in the local communities, Wheeling Auto Center would never be what it is today. That’s why we’re proud to give back to our community and the various charitable organizations here in the Chicagoland area.


Local Organizations

At Wheeling Auto Center, giving back to our neighbors is part of doing business. We support numerous local organizations, hold fundraisers, donate our vehicle expertise, participate in events and help our community in many different ways. Recipients include:

  • The Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society
  • National Junior Disability Championships (NJDC)
  • Bumper to Bumper Charity Car Repair Campaign
  • District 214 Job Shadow Program
  • Girl Scout Troop #3700 and #782
  • Boy Scout Troop #140
  • Indian Trails Public Library

Annual Art Contest

For the last 14 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 2018, the theme was Lettuce See What a Car Made of Vegetables Would Look Like! —we received a whopping 301 entries! Winners received $100, a $100 prize Best in Show prize, and $50 prize to all Honorable Mentions. Past themes have included What Would a Monster Drive?, 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.

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Wheeling Auto Center 14th Annual Art Contest 2018 Winners

Booth Tarkington Elementary • JW Riley Elementary • Field Elementary • Mark Twain Elementary • Poe Elementary • Betsy Ross Elementary • Holmes Middle School • Students of Wheeling Auto Center Customers

Best in Show Winner 2018

Anna Ostrovskaya, Grade 5
Edgar Allan Poe Elementary


Sebastian Palikot,
J.W. Riley Elementary School

1st Grade

Bianca Vidal
Field Elementary

2nd Grade

Izabelle Rose
Mark Twain Elementary

3rd Grade

Betsy Ross Elementary

4th Grade

Sofia Sapozhnikova
Edgar Allan Poe Elementary

5th Grade

Wiletoria Solakiewicz
Booth Tarkington Elementary

6th Grade

Carolyne Torrejon
Holmes Middle School

7th Grade

Julia Zanik
Holmes Middle School

8th Grade

Maggie Ramirez
Holmes Middle School

Honorable Mention Winner

Kevin Nelson
Eisenhower School

MS Society

For many years, Wheeling Auto Center has actively supported the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To date, we have proudly donated nearly $25,000 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 to this cause. 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.

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