Travelocity Donates Roaming Gnome's Car
Roshan Mendis, president of Travelocity North America; Roaming Gnome and Richard Marquez, president and CEO of Texans Can Academies
Texans Can Academies, a nonprofit charter high school organization serving at-risk youth, recently accepted the 1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic automobile used by the Travelocity Roaming Gnome as his stakeout car in the Great Gnome Nabbing campaign. The stakeout car was driven by the Roaming Gnome through Dallas and New York City on the lookout for travelers to choose as the winner for an around the world trip.
Since returning to Texas, the Roaming Gnome’s car has been vacationing at Travelocity headquarters in Southlake. Company leaders decided to continue the car’s mission of good works by donating it to Dallas-based non-profit charity auction group, Cars for Kids.
Cars for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization benefiting Texans Can Academies and is the only car donation program in Texas that is operated by the charity it serves. For more information, visit: http://www.texanscan.org or http://www.carsforkids.org.
The proceeds from the weekly auctions support more than 7,000 students at the ten Texans Can Academies working to earn their high school diplomas. The nonprofit believes helping these students receive a strong education is critical to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty and illiteracy.