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  1. lalena
    September 16, 2009

    Our last carwash fundraiser was amazing! We considered it a big success! A unique way that we managed to get a ton of participation was to use the forms we found on

    http://www.signupgenius.com.

    We used the free invitations to invite all of our team’s family and friends and then we created a volunteer form that organized all of our volunteers and the items that they should bring. It was a great day, and we put all the money toward our end of year party!

  2. Cynthia Loo Woo
    May 23, 2010

    Thx for the tips!! Would we need to pay to use a car wash facility?? If so, how much?? please respond!!! :)

    • FundraisingIP.com
      June 1, 2010

      It’s best to check with each car wash individually, as they will all have different policies and as to how much they charge. Good luck with your fundraiser!!

  3. Dennis Slota
    January 31, 2011

    This article did not address the environmental damage of directly discharging car wash materials into a storm drain where they are routed directly to a creek. There are no biodegradable soaps that don’t harm aquatic life. Likewise the pollutants and contaminants that are washed from the car are also directly discharged to a creek, where they impact aquatic life. Don’t wash cars on an impermeable surface that discharges to a creek!!

    • FundraisingIP.com
      January 31, 2011

      We agree Dennis, considering the environment should be first on the list! Car wash facilities generally have to adhere to all kinds of rules and laws and are required to treat the waste water and/or reuse it. However, if a car wash is done at a different kind of location, there should be a plan for what kinds of soaps can be used that are easy on the environment and it should be at a location where the waste water won’t run into a storm drain. We would hope that the governing body that issues a license for this kind of use would also work with the group and consider the environment when considering a location. Because of the risk to the environment, individuals shouldn’t wash their car in the driveway, where waste-water can end up in a storm drain and end up in rivers, lakes and the ocean.

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