Wheels for Women

Newgate School’s Transportation Assistance Program for Single Moms

At Newgate School your auto donation makes a difference! This is especially true in our Wheels for Women program.

Newgate School assists single moms by providing cars and vans at no cost. Reliable transportation is often the key to success in the early stages of a single mom’s transition to self-sufficiency, and you can make this happen when you donate your car.

If you need transportation assistance, or know someone who does, please review the selection criteria for our Wheels for Women Program:

  • You are a resident of the seven-county Metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties) and have lived in this area for at least one year.
  • You are a single female head-of-household with one or more dependent children (under 18 years) living with you.
  • Your school-age children are enrolled in school.
  • You are currently working full time and have been working full time for at least 6 months.
  • You have a valid State of Minnesota driver's license.
  • The State of Minnesota requires proof of auto insurance before the ownership of a vehicle can be transferred to a new owner.  
  • Your current annual income doesn’t exceed $35,000.
  • You do not own a vehicle or do not have a vehicle available to your household.
  • You’re able to provide information for verification when requested to do so.

Please note that the State of Minnesota requires proof of auto insurance before the ownershop of a vehicle can be transferred to a new owner.

If you meet the requirements above, please complete our online-only Wheels Application Form.

Here’s what happens next:

  1. The Newgate Wheels for Women coordinator reviews the applications.
  2. The Newgate Selection Committee screens and ranks all qualified applicants.
  3. Selected applicants will be contacted for additional information and verification.
  4. Selected applicants are notified and will receive a vehicle at no cost.

Since 2002, Newgate School has provided hundreds of cars to low-income single moms, totaling a retail value of almost $2,000,000. This year we are providing 2-3 vehicles per month.

Thank you for you interest in our Wheels program. We wish you the best going forward! Donors, thank you especially for your auto donations that make this valuable program available.