I Need A Car
To be eligible for a car you must;
- You must be a resident at a Harriet Tubman Facility in Minnesota, and have a referral letter from your case worker.
- You must be enrolled in a Minnesota Workforce Training program, or Life Track Resources and have a referral letter from your case worker.
- You must be referred by a case worker of the International Victims of Torture.
We have a limited number of cars to give to clients. For that reason we cannot take on any additional requests for cars other than the agencies listed above.
“It’s so rewarding”—what exactly does this mean? Donate a car to a family in need and you’ll see!
If you could only be there when a mother and her children come to pick up their gifted car, you’d see how they laugh and the kids jump around, saying, “Now we can go see Grandma”—that’s rewarding.
How about the family that transports kids to the sitter on the bus, then takes the bus to work and then does it all over again in the evening? Some mothers just break down in tears because this is such a relief in their daily lives.
Auto Technical has been in operation since 1994. Since our very beginning, we have developed a network of community charities that work with families to identify the obstacles in their journey toward long term self-sufficiency. This network of charities helps families with housing, employment, training and individual family needs, such as medical care, substance abuse and child care. When the family has solved some of these obstacles and is prepared to begin employment, the network refers families to us for a car.
Auto Technical works exclusively with these networks. ATI does not select any families and we do not take any cold calls from individuals or organizations. We believe that our network partners know the best steps necessary to accomplishing long term self-sufficiency and we do not employ social workers or other family counselors. We depend on our network to identify well-prepared families, letting them know how to get a charity car in Minneapolis MN and St Paul MN, then referring them to us.
In the last couple of years, due in part to the recession and hard times for many in our community, we’ve received fewer donated cars. This stresses the importance of good stewardship, insofar as our donations are concerned. If you donate used cars in St Paul or Minneapolis, we refurbish the cars in order to give the best possible cars to referred families. So, if you or anyone you know in St Paul or Minneapolis can donate a used car, truck, or van, please contact us to help us achieve our goal of assisting 500 families a year.
In addition to receiving a refurbished car, families are required to attend car care classes that teach them how to check oil and have an understanding of preventative maintenance. The goal is to keep their car roadworthy.
The greatest prediction of success for these families is reliable transportation. Auto Technical helps more families receive transportation than any other charity in Minnesota! Help us to help your neighbors—donate a used car in Minneapolis MN or St Paul MN today!