The Road to the American Dream is a long and winding road – with a unique path for each of us.
We all have aspirations – a reliable car, a stable job, a safe place to live, affordable health care, and accessible educational opportunities are some of the basics.
Bumps in the road are going to happen; it’s inevitable!!! Unexpected challenges will confront us – loss of a job, a steep raise in rent, a broken-down car, a medical crisis. Let’s face it; we all need some help along the way.
Car Credit can get you started and then stick with you to help navigate those rough spots.
With our guaranteed credit, you can walk onto a Car Credit lot and drive off in a vehicle that makes sense for you and your family. With reliable transportation, you can get yourself back and forth from work, so you can feel confident about taking a job. Then you are well on your way!
By keeping your monthly Car Credit payments current, you will build credit that will eventually qualify you to buy a home – one of the most important pillars of success!
For those who are new to this country, the Road to the American Dream can start out pretty rocky. At Car Credit, we are not here just to sell cars. We can give you that first little push to get you on your way. If you have hit a roadblock, we can help you get back on the road.
NUEVO en US
To better serve our new neighbors, Car Credit led the effort to create the nonprofit organization, Nuevo en US.
Funded entirely through the generosity of Steve Cuculich, owner of Car Credit, Nuevo en US has been supporting area non-profit organizations for more than a decade. Raised by a single mother in an immigrant neighborhood of Chicago, Cuculich understands all too well the difficulties low-income families can face. With his continued support, Nuevo has developed a two-pronged approach to helping the immigrant community:
Nuevo en US Strategic Partners
Daystar’s mission is to fight hunger, poverty, and hopelessness by providing the necessities of life to our neighbors in need. By promoting the value of nutrition, good health, and financial literacy, they engage, educate, and empower the community.
Daystar provides services to more than 50,000 people in the Pinellas County, Florida community each year. With an army of about 200 volunteers, Daystar assists members of the community with, not only the essentials (food, water, and shelter), but the other needs of everyone living in our society, such as identification, transportation, communication, and even tax assistance.
ECHO (Emergency Care Help Organization)
ECHO’s mission is to bridge the gap between crisis and stability, assisting residents of Hillsborough County.
Emergency Relief includes the ECHO Food Pantry & Clothing Closet, for those who have suffered a recent emergency and need help with food and clothing. ECHO’s Life Rebuilding Program offers a workshop where people can discover how to navigate the community resources available to them. There is also a Back to Work program including job searches, resume creation, and practice mock interviews.
The Housing and Education Alliance
Empowering families and individuals to build wealth through homeownership and financial literacy is the vision of the Housing and Education Alliance (HEA). The organization enriches lives with a comprehensive slate of services in financial literacy, homeownership education and housing counseling.
HEA offers HomeTrack Online, the premiere online HUD certified Homebuyer Education Class.
HomeTrack allows potential homebuyers to take the course from the comfort of their own homes, at their own pace, on their own time – qualifying you for up to $40,000 in down payment assistance.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay
Ronald McDonald House Tampa Bay (RMHCTB) keeps families close to their children while they receive lifesaving treatment in local area hospitals. Their Vision is a world where all children have access to medical care and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care.
Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home that provides comfort, support and resources to families who travel far from home for the medical care their child needs. RMHCTB is comprised of 4 Houses, 3 in St. Petersburg and 1 in Tampa offering 80 bedrooms with private baths located near local pediatric hospitals.
St. Vincent de Paul Joe Latina Center
Corpus Christi Church, in Temple Terrace, operates an active St. Vincent de Paul Society outreach. The Society’s mission is to serve the poor and vulnerable among us with personalized assistance to address individual needs and maintain confidentiality.
Members of the parish’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul are men and women who offer person-to-person service to neighbors in need. They serve the Temple Terrace zip codes 33617 and 33637 with a weekly food pantry, an organic garden, and free nursing services.
The Young Lions Youth Organization
The Young Lions Youth Organization has quietly been working for 25 years to reduce juvenile delinquency in Tampa’s inner-city neighborhoods – shining a light on the root causes of delinquency: poverty, abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, bullying, and poor academic performance.
The Young Lions offers early intervention and mentoring that makes it possible to focus on anti-bullying, social competence, and conflict resolution before kids even start making bad decisions. Annual programs such as their Basketball Camp & All-Star Game, a Back to School Backpack Giveaway, College Tours, and the Christmas Angels provide much-needed assistance to hundreds of Tampa’s inner-city students and families.
With help from our friends, Nuevo en US offers a helping hand when you need it the most.
Start Your Engines… and Keep Them Running
Car Credit is proud to be your faithful partner as you navigate life’s challenging twists and turns.
Owner, Steve Cuculich, personally invites you to visit any one of Car Credit’s convenient locations and meet his friendly, knowledgeable, bilingual staff. You will be amazed how easy it is to get started.
Car Credit is your key to getting on The Road to the American Dream.