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Sam Tucker restores cars then gives them away to people down on their luck

Cool Story - Sam Tucker restores cars then gives them away to people down on their luck

One automobile at a time, a Sunshine Coast resident is significantly improving the lives of others through a project that began as a simple can collection project.

Sam Tucker uses his Cans for Cars initiative to fix cars that require "a little bit of TLC" before donating them to those in need.

"Seeing the joy on their faces and knowing that I'm making a difference is incredibly fulfilling," he said.

Mr Tucker received a Local Heroes award this week in recognition of his service to the Mooloolah Valley community.

Eight automobiles have been handed donated by him since 2018, including one to Kat George, a single mother who was destroyed by the Lismore floods earlier this year.

He said, "Kat has been able to get herself some secure area."

Her children can now be dropped off at school, and because of the little gesture of a $2,000 automobile, she has been able to turn her life around.

Tim and Katrina Steinhardt from the Sunshine Coast where the most recent beneficiaries.

They were involved in a car accident last year that left Ms Steinhardt wheelchair-bound and left the pair without a vehicle to travel to doctor's appointments.

Ms Steinhardt remarked, "We were both security guards, but we can no longer work."

Sam has restored our freedom by providing us with a small automobile.

The project is driven by a desire to help

Mr Tucker claimed that despite going through his fair share of personal hardships, he felt compelled to demonstrate to his family and himself that his good deeds may benefit others.

The father from the Sunshine Coast struggles with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

He claimed that while working as a driving instructor and instructing children to operate "paddock bashers" provided by his neighbourhood, he came up with the idea for Cans for Cars.

Mr Tucker has direct experience with the effects that losing a car might have on families.

He claimed that it was bad for everyone's mental health as well as the general operation of the house.

"I understand how they feel because I used to be on a lower salary and struggled with my mental health and despair."

I was aware of how difficult it is to save money to purchase a car, let alone register it.

Lifeline for needy families

According to Jason Carroll of the Mooloolah Valley Community Centre, the project significantly improved the lives of those who received assistance.

He claimed that Mooloolah lacked the best transportation connections.

According to Mr. Carroll, a vehicle is required to reach stores or transport kids to school.

He stated, "Without Sam, this town would be much poorer."

Funding a charitable project

Mr. Tucker began his endeavour to restore his car by gathering cans to gradually accumulate the required cash.

He stated, "I would go down to Caloundra at three in the morning and I'd go through all the bins, maybe just make $6, and then I'd go to work."

"I spent every penny I got from cans on the first three automobiles."

However, gathering cans eventually proved insufficient to generate the necessary funds for his endeavour.

Mr. Tucker claimed that it was difficult to truly gain money by merely collecting cans.

He claimed that when word of Cans for Cars spread around the neighbourhood, he began to get monetary contributions and support from nearby companies.

Now, Mr. Tucker is developing more ambitious plans to build a multi-use facility for "educating children and young adults about how to get through life with ADHD."

I've lived with it, and it's been a challenging impairment to deal with, he said.

According to Mr. Tucker, the facility would also motivate young people to lead active lifestyles and enjoy fulfilling experiences.

The next generation needs these enjoyable hobbies, so [we'll have] BMX, mountain biking, and action sports, he stated.

"I'm eager to produce more joyful moments."

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