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This school year as a parent, neighbor or just plain good citizen, you will undoubtedly be encouraged to organize or participate in a fundraiser. There are many ways to raise funds for your community organization, school or church, including bake sales, candy sales, pancake breakfasts to walk-a-thons and car wash fundraisers. Done right, a car wash fundraiser can be one of the most profitable fundraising methods you can choose - one that will not only provide a valuable service to supporters, but help your organization clean up in proceeds.
A car wash fundraiser might seem like a simple thing to organize. What do you need besides a hose, a couple of buckets, soap, water, some rags and volunteers?
This might be fine to raise a few hundred dollars. But if you're serious about raising a substantial amount of money for your group and want to hold an event with the potential to raise $10,000 or more, the following are some tips from a company that has helped numerous organizations nationwide do just that.
According to Lance Winslow, Founder and President of The Car Wash Guys, the world's first mobile car wash business, "Besides the cars, the most important ingredients in a successful car wash fundraiser are planning, organization and teamwork." Winslow, a California native who began washing airplanes at the age of 12 and had his own Aerowash business by 14, started The Car Wash Guys in 1984. Since then, his organization has raised more than $1 million for charity and non profit groups.
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