Delray Beach business broker, best-selling author, motivational speaker and sales coach Anthony Caliendo surprised Kendall resident Christine Kelly, a single mother of two and veteran, with a free mini van on Veterans Day.
This marks Caliendo’s third car donation through the charity, Wheels from the Heart, a non-profit that has given away 97 reliable vehicles to single moms helping them drive to a better life.
“I am thrilled to support single working moms like Christine who juggle many roles, including a busy work schedule and military duty, while single-handedly raising children,” Caliendo said. “Having been raised by a single mom, I understand first-hand that being a mother is one of the toughest jobs in the world. I am happy to share the fruits of my own business success with hard working individuals that need a helping hand.”
Kelly received her new car on Veterans Day during Cars & Coffee Palm Beach at the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach. A former cook in the Army, Kelly recently re-enlisted in the army for six years as a chaplain’s assistant. She also works full-time at a waste management solutions company.
“I am so grateful to have a reliable and safe vehicle for my family,” Kelly said. “This gift will ease my financial burden and allow me to allocate more money towards a better life for my children.”
Living by the motto “When you are blessed become a blessing to those in need,” Caliendo also has donated a 2007 PCW Precision Cycle Works Detroit Custom Chopper as an auction item to help Wheels for the Heart reach its goal of donating 100 cars to single mothers in need.
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