Having reliable transportation is one of the biggest challenges of being a single mother. So much relies on having a means of transportation such as getting to work, school, and shopping for groceries. Unfortunately, transportation can be an expensive problem.
With the high costs of buying a car, maintaining it, and repairing one, many single mothers find it nearly impossible to have their own transportation, which leads them to borrowing someone else’s, relying on someone else giving them a ride, or using public transportation.
The good news is that there may be a solution to this problem. Many organizations offer free cars for single mothers. These donated cars are refurbished, so they can be used for many years to come.
Finding Donated Cars for Single Mothers
Finding donated cars can be difficult. Fortunately, the Internet has provided a valuable resource to finding them. Searching for organizations that support single mothers with a low income can be a good way to find good quality donated cars.
To get started on your search for a donated car, here are some of the organizations that often award vehicles to single mothers.
Newgate Education Center
Newgate Education Center is a free tuition vocational school for auto body and auto mechanic training. The donated cars they receive from generous people are used to teach and then given to single mothers.
The Newgate Education Center gives away 4 or 5 refurbished vehicles to single moms every year. These women are often referred from women’s shelters and women’s service agencies.
Springs Rescue Mission
This organization provides single mothers and other individuals in desperate need of a vehicle a donated car. This organization also relies on the generosity of donators, so the amount of cars available to give depends on the number of people who donate. Visit Springs Rescue Mission website.
Wheels for Wishes
The Make a Wish foundation also has donation cars available. While it may be more difficult to get one since their charity helps thousands of people all over the nation, it’s worth a try because you never know if you’ll be the lucky chosen one.
Salvation Army and Goodwill
Salvation Army and Goodwill are two organizations that regularly accept vehicle donations. While most of the time they sell those vehicles, they do sometimes provide individuals in need one free. Contact your local Salvation Army or Goodwill for more information.
Continue the Search for Reliable Transportation
As you can imagine, having reliable transportation to get your child to childcare and yourself to work can make your life much easier. While these organizations are great places to start on your quest for a vehicle, don’t stop there. Continue searching for one until you succeed.
Have hope in getting yourself the transportation you need, and soon, you’ll have it with pride because you’ve persevered and achieved what you need.