The Travelocity Roaming Gnome Donates Great Gnome Nabbing Stakeout Car to Texans Can Academies' Cars for Kids Charity Auction
Mar 25, 2013
DALLAS, March 25, 2013 – 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.
About Texans Can Academies
Celebrating more than 27 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can schools are graduating thinkers. The four Dallas Can Academies are part of the Texans Can Academies unique network of 10 charter schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. To date, more than 94,000 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
The mission of Travelocity is to inspire people to go and smell the roses through travel by providing innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Travelocity believes that travel makes us better and is dedicated to being the traveler’s kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside travelers everywhere.
About Travelocity Global
Travelocity Global is one of the world’s largest travel companies, serving the needs of travelers from all walks of life. Based in Southlake (Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas, with offices and customer care centers around the world, Travelocity Global owns and operates: Travelocity® in North America, Travelocity Business® for corporate travel; igougo.com, a leading online travel community; and lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel. Travelocity Global is owned by Sabre Holdings, a global technology company whose innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that’s right for them.