Our current "Special Offer" is on all of our New/Used 2013 Dodge Grand Caravans with a Braun XT Conversion - with NO PAYMENTS UNTIL MARCH! We have plenty in stock now but they will go fast.
If a 2013 Grand Caravan isn't for you, then we can also provide payment or leasing options for all of our other newer van models as well. Contact our Finance Team here for more information - or visit with a mobility consultant at one of our 30 showroom locations.
Is Leasing Back?
For many of the past few years, leasing options for obtaining an automobile wasn't very popular. Due to the credit crunch, manufacturers were forced to stop (or considerably reduce) their leasing programs. In 2013, however, one in four new vehicles driven off car lots were leased according to Edmunds.com.
Many people view cars much the same way they do laptops or smart phones: as technology changes with more advanced versions, more and more people want the latest gadgets the market has to offer. That included the vehicles we drive.
If you are going to keep your van for 7-10 years, there's no doubt that purchasing the vehicle still makes the most financial sense. MobilityWorks' own finance consultants can provide you both options, so you can decide which plan is best for you.
As with purchase plans, most leasing arrangements also include some type of initial down payment. We also take trade-ins of adaptive and non-adaptive vehicles that can also be used toward a lease or purchase.
MobilityWorks would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year’s celebration this coming week.
One of our company traditions is to hold an annual ugly Christmas sweater contest and we wanted to share a couple of the "really ugly" ones with you. Above on the left is Brian Williams, a Certified Mobility Consultant (and Vincenzo) at our MobilityWorks store in Milwaukee. On the right is Jerry Sarasin, a Certified Mobility Consultant at our MobilityWorks of Detroit location. Find more of our ugly sweaters on Pinterest here.
There are many things that we are grateful for, but mostly it’s all of the many moving experiences we have with our customers. To witness the change we make in a person’s life to freely travel, whenever they desire, is why we do what we do. And we LOVE IT. The appreciation expressed to us nearly every day of the year (in person and in letters) tells us we are doing something right and wanting to help others even more.
Whether you are using one of our minivans or scooter lifts, or riding in a MobilityWorks commercial van, we truly appreciate your business and the testimonials that you provide back to us. Enjoy the days ahead with family and friends… and many more.
Our LOVE IT Theme
Have you seen or heard the term "Love It" at a MobilityWorks store? It's part of MobilityWorks' core principles and stands for: Listen, Ownership, Value, Excitement, Integrity, and Team. Now you know!
DINE & DONATE
This past fall, The MobilityWorks Foundation and our Pittsburgh Team participated in helping an anonymous donor with providing a little girl and her family a wheelchair accessible van. The little girl's name is Maya Torres. It is our pleasure to tell you that Maya will be turning eight years old this January 8th! …and… as part of her birthday celebration she wants to help others by “Paying it Forward”. Her and her family have organized a fundraiser at a local restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Waterworks Mall that will donate 20% of all the food orders on that day back to The MobilityWorks Foundation. Download LaCappella PDF coupon here.
“The physical burden of lifting Maya’s 100-pound power chair into the car is a thing of the past. With the new van, we simply push a button and the ramp automatically extends from the van. We push Maya in, strap in her chair, buckle her up, and off we go. Not only does having this van eliminate the physical stress we used to endure, but it allows our family to focus on Maya’s other needs. She’s an amazing girl with places to go – thank you for knocking down one more barrier for her.” — Abby Torres
We want to thank the Torres family for their kind gesture - and especially to Maya - a very happy birthday celebration!
DINE & DONATE Pay It Forward Fundraising Event
When: Wednesday, January 8th (Dine at Anytime: 11AM to 10PM)
Where: LaCappella’s Italian Kitchen
1041 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
In The Waterworks Mall
Phone: (412) 449-0200
Download PDF LaCappella coupon here.
Thank you to the Torres family for your efforts to help others!
The Pay It Forward Movement
Pay it forward is an expression used for repaying a good deed to help others. Its concept dates back to 1784 and the writings of Benjamin Franklin. In 2000, Catherine Ryan Hyde published her novel titled Pay It Forward which was later made into a Warner Brothers film. On April 24th, 2013, people from 65 countries participated in "Pay it Forward Day" with individuals working on proclamations in 36 states & 41 cities. The goal of Pay it Forward Day (PIFD) was to inspire over 5 million acts of kindness around the world.
Helping the South Bay Local Community
MobilityWorks has recently contracted to employ Regional Center clients as we broaden our community outreach and advocacy! The Regional Center system in California provides supportive entitlements for individuals with a developmental disability diagnosis per California’s Lanterman Act. Such clients benefit from myriad services, including employment assistance. In the arrangement with MobilityWorks and the Regional Center, MBW contracted with a local, private non-profit to provide a crew of three individuals to perform much needed work. With the supervision of a Job Coach, they are responsible for maintaining the grounds outside our store and the store’s interior. They work hard at maintaining a professional looking store front and customer lounge.
“The crew we hired does a great job. We are glad to have them working for us,” says Steve Riffle, General Manager of the MobilityWorks of San Jose location.
The arrangement is a win-win for MobilityWorks, the clients and the community. MobilityWorks gets efficient productivity, the public benefits from their community presence and the clients get the self-respect and financial benefits that only a paycheck can provide.
“It is fantastic news that MobilityWorks has chosen to employ our clients!,” says Santi Rogers, CEO of San Andreas Regional Center.
For more information on the Lanterman Act, the Regional Center and how you can benefit from hiring their clients, please visit http://www.dds.ca.gov/RC/Home.cfm.
News That Matters, Local Events, Discounts and More.
Mobility Matters is our electronic newsletter now going out to more than 30,000 people around the country. In it, we report on events that have taken place – or will be coming up soon in the months ahead. Each newsletter contains articles of interest, special offers and news items that affect the disabled community. You will also be inspired by our amazing clients who share their personal stories. We also tailor each newsletter to include regional news happening at a MobilityWorks location in your area (now at 30 locations in 12 states). Hurry... the December issue is coming out soon!
"I don't want to be bothered"
We don't like spam either. In fact, we hate it. Mobility Matters is not like that. We won't bug you with daily or even weekly e-mail. We want you to enjoy hearing from us, not getting mad. Our electronic newsletters only go out once every 6-8 weeks. That's it! Our goal is to keep you informed, not to be put in your junk folder. And you can opt-out at any time.
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