Maya Angelou's limousine raising money for child services

AP News
Posted: Sep 19, 2015 2:13 PM

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.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports ( ) 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,