Carstar Collision Centers has once again made magic happen for children in need across North America – delivering incredible support for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and kids with cystic fibrosis in Canada.
In the second annual Carstar Soaps It Up Car Wash, initial numbers show that Carstar washed some 4,100 cars at more than 140 locations across the United States and Canada. This surpasses the world record set in 2009 by washing 4,000 cars in an eight-hour period.
Themed “Making Magic Happen – One Car at a Time,” the Soaps It Up Car Wash was held across the U.S. and Canada on June 12, 2010 as a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis in Canada and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America in the U.S., as well as some local market charities. Tickets were sold at participating stores for US$10, with 100 per cent of the ticket purchase benefiting the selected charities. The event in the U.S. raised more than US$40,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and the local market charities.
Chairman and CEO of Carstar Dick Cross, applauded the organization’s efforts to benefit children in need.
“We are proud to once again hold the Carstar Soaps It Up Car Wash across North America to benefit the communities where we do business,” said Cross. “It has become a great tradition . . . to support these two important causes.”
The company also partnered with 3M to offer a US$3 rebate on either the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System or the 3M Lens Renewal Kit, products which make headlight lenses clearer and keep people safe on the road, as well as with Hertz, which provided an offer of up to US$15 off of a weekend rental with every ticket purchase.
Carstar stores in Canada have been conducting the “Soaps It Up!” Car Wash for the past seven years, and this is the second time the program has been done in the United States. Last year’s event was the first attempt for any organization to set the world record for the largest car wash across multiple locations.