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Christian looked like he was on his way to becoming one of these kids. His mother was addicted to drugs and his ill father was unable to work. Following a period of homelessness, Christian and his dad found housing but it was almost too late. Christian was far behind in school, something often difficult for kids without a strong support system to overcome.

Thankfully, Christian was able to take advantage of an alternative high school supported by Cars for Kids that helps students catch up on their classes and ultimately complete high school. Christian finished his junior and senior years on time, earned his high school diploma and then enrolled in a college pre-law program.

Christian is just one of thousands of Cars for Kids success stories. But, for every Christian there is another child who slips through the cracks in North Texas.

 

 

 

From higher paying jobs to better health outcomes, the benefits of earning a high school diploma are well documented. Unfortunately, there are thousands of kids in North Texas who do not graduate and are unable to thrive by taking that first step to a better future.

Cars for Kids is a Dallas-based nonprofit founded in 1992 long-known for its tagline: “Write Off the Car, Not the Kid”®. We take donated cars and other types of vehicles, auction them off and 100% of the net proceeds go directly to support local schools and organizations that provide high quality resources for all kids – especially those who have struggled in our communities – in order to give them an opportunity to build a better future.

These programs offer smaller class sizes, flexible educations schedules, free transportation, eye glasses, mental health services and other solutions allowing kids to focus on the important stuff: learning, working and caring for their loved ones. This ensures that kids leave with a plan to either continue to higher education or enter the workforce.

We believe every kid deserves an opportunity to build a better future. Will you join us by making a monetary donation to Cars for Kids on North Texas Giving Day, September 22?

Make your pledge here: www.northtexasgivingday.org/organization/Cars-For-Kids

It’s going to take all of us to help today’s kids take the right next steps for a better life. The first step in helping them finish are donations from heroes like you!

Thank you for your generous support.

Colin Weatherwax, CEO of Cars for Kids

Colin Weatherwax, CEO of Cars for Kids

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DALLAS, TX, August 2, 2022 – America Can! Cars for Kids, the car donation nonprofit, famous for its tagline Write off the Car, Not the Kid®, recently named Colin Weatherwax as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weatherwax has served in several different capacities at Cars for Kids since 2011 and has been instrumental in its success. Cars for Kids coordinates vehicle donations and distributes the proceeds to schools that assist at-risk youth in earning their high school diploma.  

“I look forward to my new role and its many opportunities of growing donor support and in turn, the number of kids we can help.”, says Mr. Weatherwax.  He will lead a company and team which has been helping students for more than 25 years.    

In 2011, Mr. Weatherwax worked at Cars for Kids washing cars. He quickly rose through the ranks becoming Consignment Manager, Assistant Director, Director, Vice President of Operations, Chief Operations Officer and finally, CEO.  

“I am proud of the work I have done at Cars for Kids.  I am thankful to serve an amazing organization that does so much for the kids, their families, and the community,” says Mr. Weatherwax.  Mr. Weatherwax prides himself on continuously searching for ways to improve the business and to implement technology that will take the organization to the next level. 

Mr. Weatherwax holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.  

About America Can! Cars for Kids 
America Can! Cars for Kids is one of the country's first car donation programs aimed at helping at-risk youth across the country graduate from high school, providing them the opportunity to build a better future.?For 25 years,?the organization known for its tagline Write Off the Car, Not the Kid®, has funded the resources kids need to flourish and make their dreams of success come true. Cars for Kids accepts vehicles of all kinds including trucks, SUVs, vans, motorcycles, RVs, boats, ATVs, jet skis and trailers.?For more information about donating a vehicle or making a monetary donation, visit?
carsforkids.org?or call 866-835-5437.  

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Cars for Kids and Texas Rangers Join Forces

Cars for Kids join Major League Baseball team, Texas Rangers, in 50th-anniversary celebration with a $50 VISA gift card as a thank you for every car donation.

Cars for Kids is giving away $50 VISA gift cards for every car donation to help commemorate 50 years of family memories with the Texas Rangers. This massive collaboration of two passionate Texans sees Cars for Kids partner with the Texas Rangers during the team's 50th-anniversary celebration.

Major League Baseball (MLB) came to Texas in 1972, with Arlington Mayor Tom Vandergriff championing the move for American League owners to transfer the Washington Senators to Tarrant County, creating the Texas Rangers. Over the years, the team has grown in leaps and bounds, with several laurels to its name and massive followings in Texas and other parts of the United States. In celebration of the feats achieved by the Texas Rangers in the past five decades, the team has reeled out plans for its 50th anniversary season. Cars for Kids, which holds the title of the exclusive car donation program of the Texas Rangers, is joining the celebration to help support at-risk students in Dallas and Fort Worth.

Cars for Kids aims to take the celebration off-field by encouraging more people to donate any vehicle, running or not, to help kids across Texas graduate and build a better future. Cars for Kids offers free towing, an easy donation process, and friendly customer service representatives to walk you through the process from start to finish. The 501(c)3 charity will give away $50 VISA gift cards for every car donation as part of the celebration of The Texas Rangers’ 50th-anniversary season.

For further information about Cars for Kids and learn how to support the cause of making the world a better place one educated kid at a time, visit - www.carsforkids.org or call 972-274-5437. Cars for Kids can also be found across social media, including Facebook and LinkedIn. Remember, Write Off the Car, Not the Kid®.

ABOUT THE TEXAS RANGERS BASEBALL CLUB: The Texas Rangers Baseball Club is a Major League Baseball team in the American League West Division. Since 1972, the Rangers have called Arlington home, after moving from Washington D.C. at the end of the 1971 season. The Rangers have won the American League West Division seven times and the American League pennant in 2010 and 2011. In 2020, the Rangers moved into the new Globe Life Field, located on 13 acres just south of their previous home. For more information visit texasrangers.com.