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Car Auctioned Off To Help Inner City Youth

Posted at 10:09 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 23:22:57-04

Local art students recently took it upon themselves to use their skills for a good cause.

Students at Firstlight Arts Academy in Franklin painted a 1998 Volvo to be auctioned on eBay and have the proceeds benefit underserved youth in the city.

The idea came about after the Dennas Davis, art director for Firstlight Arts Academy, met with the Franktown Open Hearts director.

Davis said he wanted to find an organization that helps youth in the community.

"They teach kids skills and provide hot meals to them as well," Davis said.

Davis said for 10 days, he drove "Frank the Volvo" around the city to gather interest have locals take selfies with the car.

The car was auctioned off Oct. 7 during the Franklin Art Scene, a month art showcase held by the city.

"I think it's awesome because it's art making a difference and the kids that painted the car, they're thrilled about this idea because they get to do something. It's giving back to the community."

The Volvo was sold for about $1,225.

All proceeds go towards the Franktown Open Hearts organization.