Newgate School is now open for both in-office and touchless donations.

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Online Donor Form


Thank you for your interest in donating to Newgate School. Instructions for donating are listed below. Please contact the school at 612-378-0177 if your vehicle is not operable OR you have unusual circumstances such as death of owner, Power of Attorney signatures or estate donations. We can direct you regarding any additional paperwork.

Getting the Vehicle to Newgate School:
When dropping off a vehicle at Newgate, please park the vehicle in any available space in our parking lot. You may place the keys, title and any other required paperwork in the drop box located on the right-hand side of the office door.

The Title:
Please sign the title ONLY ON THE SELLER’S SIGNATURE line located on the front of the title. If there are 2 owners listed, both must sign on the one line. No other information should be placed on the title. Once received, Newgate will process with the Minnesota DMV within 48 hours as required by law.

Lien Release:
If there is a lender listed on the title, you must provide a lien release to indicate all security interests are satisfied, regardless of how long the loan may have been paid off. If the words “No Security Interests” appears in this area, you are good to go.

If your vehicle requires a tow please contact the school at 612-378-0177. Because our school depends almost entirely on the sale of repaired vehicles for continued operation, we are only able to tow vehicles that will be effective in our training programs. Prior to towing, please place all paperwork in the glove compartment and keys in the visor above the driver’s seat. Remember to take all personal items, and ensure the vehicle is UNLOCKED so our driver can access the keys.  Please make sure the vehicle is accessible to a 24’ flatbed truck, with no obstacles in or around the vehicle, including any other vehicles or buildings.

Donor Tax Receipt:
We will complete a donation receipt (IRS Form 1098-C) that you will be able to use for your taxes, contact you for a SSN if you plan to itemize deductions on your taxes and then send the receipt to you within 30 days of receiving the vehicle at our location.

Must be the same as on the vehicle's title