The Carvana Carpool Referral Program personifies our efforts in giving back to the local communities we are a part of, as the program enables Carvana customers to come together to raise money for individuals and families that could use a helping hand. Specifically, for every referred friend who purchases a vehicle with Carvana, Carvana contributes funds that go toward the donation of a vehicle to a deserving member of the community.

Our latest Carvana Carpool Referral Program vehicle donation recipient is Samantha Dunstan of Callahan, Florida, who is known throughout her community as a hard-working and extremely dedicated mother to her son, Joey. Samantha was nominated for the Carvana Carpool Referral Program by her mentor, Christina, who purchased a car from Carvana. Samantha recently enrolled in nursing school to better support herself and her son, and she was relying on borrowing her parents’ car after the transmission in her old van went out.

However, those days are officially in the past. This past November, with a little help from Samantha’s family, friends, and coworkers, Carvana surprised Samantha by presenting her with a 2017 Toyota Camry with registration, taxes, and insurance already paid for. The Carvana team also loaded up the car with snacks, a toolkit, and a brand new car seat for Joey. This is the third giveaway made possible by the Carvana Carpool Referral Program, which surprised Atlanta-area elementary school employee Vadel Gray with a Mazda 3 for the inaugural giveaway. In 2018, Carvana surprised hardworking, family man Korian Hannah with a 2015 Honda Odyssey for his inspiring story. 

Surprising Samantha and Joey with their closest friends and family around with a vehicle was a moment we won’t soon forget, and we hope that Samantha’s Camry makes getting to school, work and daycare much easier!