Car wash fundraisers are an important means for an organization to raise money. But, if the wash water from the car wash is not handled properly, it is harmful to the environment. Car wash fundraisers are usually held in parking lots of local businesses where the dirty water from the car wash goes into the nearest storm drain. Wash water entering a storm drain does not get cleaned at a wastewater treatment facility. Instead, the wash water and associated pollutants (soaps, oils, metals, etc.) flow directly into local creeks, rivers, and streams.
LCSC has partnered with local commercial car wash operators to assist groups with meeting their fundraising goals without holding the traditional (time-consuming, labor intensive, and pollutant generating) car wash. Wash water from commercial car washing facilities flows into the sanitary sewer where it is treated. Most commercial car wash facilities also use special equipment to conserve and recycle their wash water, making this choice even greener. By partnering with the local commercial car wash facilities listed below, your organization can ensure that it meets its fundraising goals AND protects the environment. Community groups can purchase discounted car wash coupons from participating facilities that they can then re-sell! It’s quick, easy, and safe for the environment.
The Car Wash Fundraiser Program is available to community groups with 501(c)3 status, school groups, and civic organizations.
To schedule your fundraiser, contact the car wash facilities below for details.
Al’s Car Wash and Detail Shop
1119 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia (803) 794-4838
Frank’s Car Wash
4758 Sunset Blvd, Lexington (803) 996-0507
516 Columbia Ave, Lexington (803) 359-7437
1113 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo (803) 749-1733
Sunset Car Wash and Detail Shop
1918 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia (803) 739-7009