Cars for Kids Car Donation Charity

Leadership

Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

Board of Trustees

Rudy Oeftering - Chairman of the Board

Dr. Regina Thompson - Vice Chair

Mike Casey - Treasurer

Dr. Robert Nelson - Secretary of the Board

Penny Rayfield - Board Member

Joffrey Clark - Board Member

Oscar Davis - Board Member

Lupe Garcia - Board Member

Stephanie Point - Board Member


Texans Can Cars for Kids™ began in Dallas in 1992. We are located at 7100 Marvin D. Love Fwy, Dallas, TX 75237. Cars for Kids™ was established as the funding arm for Texans Can! Academies. We are an IRS approved Tax Exempt, 501(c)(3) charity (Tax ID #46-2077931). We are the only charity owned and operated car donation program that 100 percent of the NET proceeds go directly to support the Charity. We only support Texans Can! Academies.

Management

Colin Weatherwax - Chief Executive Officer
   

Colin Weatherwax is the Interim Chief Executive Officer at America Can Cars for Kids, a non-profit charity organization headquartered in Dallas, Texas but operates Nationally in all 50 states. He has been in his current position since 2022 and a member of the team since 2011.

He has been instrumental in the success Cars for Kids has had during the past 10 plus years working in almost every department and position in the company. His leadership and commitment to the organization have accelerated his rise to his current position faster than anyone could have imagined. He is respected by everyone in the organization because he leads by example and is a consummate professional. He is positioned now to continue to help take Cars for Kids to new heights because he is committed to ensuring the morale and welfare of the staff is a priority. His initiative and resourcefulness make him a true leader.

Colin has completed his Associates Degree from the Dallas County Community College and has received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Management from the University of Phoenix.

Colin has successfully completed America’s Auction Academy Auctioneers School and has his Texas auctioneer license #18145.

Colin prides himself on always wanting to improve processes and implement new technology to better the company. He believes that no matter how much the company has accomplished, there is always room for improvement.

Colin's main goal is to ensure the mission and vision of the company are carried out by himself and all members of the organization.

He is an avid sports enthusiast, golfer, and loves spending time with his family. 

Amanda Hollins - Chief Operating Officer
   

Amanda Hollins is the Vice President of Operations at America Can! Cars for Kids, a non-profit charity organization, headquartered in Dallas, Texas which operates Nationally in all 50 states. Amanda has been in her current position since 2021 and working closely with the organization since 2013.

As Vice President of Operations, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization ensuring that all functions and processes occur in a timely and efficient manner and all while achieving the mission and vision of the company.

Amanda spent 15 years on the Dallas Police Department where she was responsible for processes involving the certifications and continuing education of 3,000 plus officers. She handled customer service at the highest levels of the organization and built long-lasting programs for the Dallas Police Department.

Amanda has her Associates's degree from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Lamar University. Amanda will be securing a Master's Certificate in Marketing and a Master's Degree in Management.

Amanda has successfully completed the America's Auction Academy Auctioneers School.

Amanda has a true passion for honesty and fairness. She enjoys working with others to accomplish the mission and vision of the company while also getting to know her employees.

Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. She practices hot yoga and reads all kinds of books in her spare time.

Raul E. Machuca Jr. - Chief Marketing Officer
   

Raul E. Machuca, Jr is joining the team at American Can! Cars for Kids. Raul began his career as a Media Director in 2015 and earned his way to Chief Marketing Officer in 2022. He is a dedicated digital communications professional, specializing in strategic planning, media, marketing and advertising for communities and charitable initiatives.  

Previously, he served as Executive Director of Marketing and Recruiting for Trinity Basin Preparatory in Dallas, Texas as well as Digital Media Director for Texas Can Academies and Cars for Kids.  He also previously worked as a Communications Specialist for New Benefits in addition to marketing and media efforts for multiple accounts as a consultant for businesses both large and small.  

He brings over nine years of experience with a large portfolio of brands to include America Can! Cars for Kids. In addition to the basics of creative and effective marketing in a highly competitive world, he has skills specific to marketing in the charity space.  

Raul has acquired strong skills in leveraging national media to drive a broad public understanding of the mission. These skills lead to impacting and supporting vital organizational goals. He understands how to create and maintain a unified and welcoming feel for the brand across all internal and external consumer-facing virtual and physical platforms. He is passionate about the work he does and about helping great causes like the America Can! Cars for Kids program.  

Raul studied at the Art Institute of Dallas, South University, and received a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Advertisement. He also received a certification in Digital Marketing and Advertisement from Cornell University.  

He lives in Dallas with his wife, Nancy, and two wonderful children, who he enjoys traveling the world with.