WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A 30-year-old limousine belonging to the late Maya Angelou is being raffled off to raise money for children’s therapeutic care.
Dr Maya Angelou poses for a photo in London on Sept. 20, 2005. (Writer Pictures/Graham Jepson via AP Images)
The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1Kn884r) that an executor of Angelou’s estate donated the custom 1985 Lincoln Town Car limo to The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a couple of months ago.
Spokesman Norman Jameson says the child services agency wanted to convert the gray car into hope for children. It is selling 100 tickets for $100 each. Jameson calls that “$10,000 for hope.”
The vehicle comes with two chauffeur caps and a Wake Forest University parking pass, which Angelou used when she taught classes on campus.
The celebrated writer and civil rights activist died last year at her home in Winston-Salem at age 86.
Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com