Excellence In Education

Giving Back

Excellence in Education: Strengthening our local schools and communities.

Five times each year Charlie’s Car Wash awards a $500 grant to deserving schools or school programs from those nominated in each of our locations. Be sure to nominate your favorite school or school program. Please fill out the form below to submit your nomination.  You may make up to four nominations each year. (Recipients are randomly selected from all nominations received June – May each school year.)

Please see the list below for past winners.



School/School Program nomination


2016-2017 Award Winners

Partial List

Liberty High School – Men’s Soccer
Eisenhower Middle School – Choir
St. Elizabeth – Technology Fund
James Lewis Elementary
Francis Howell North HS – Band
Brougham Elementary
Greiffenstein Alternative Elementary – Technology

Blue Valley Southwest HS – Girls’ Soccer
Living Word Christian School
Black Bob Elementary
Summit Lakes Middle School
Derby HS – ROTC Program
Blue Valley Southwest HS – Girls’ Volleyball
Francis Howell North HS – Varsity Cheer Program

Blue Valley High School – Boys Varsity BB Team
Havencroft Elementary School – General Budget
Lee’s Summit North HS – Northern Stars Dance
Francis Howell HS – Theatre Department
Holt High School – Boys Wrestling
Ritenour HS – Athletic Department

LSNHS Girls Basketball

Tricia L.

“I wanted to sincerely thank you for your donation to our Girls Basketball Program! What a great surprise it was to receive the generous gift! I promise that we will put the funds to good use to enhance our program. Thank you for not only taking an interest in educational programs, but for going the extra step to support them financially. Thank you again!”

Lakewood Middle School

Dr. Steve H

“Wow! Thank you so much for this extremely generous donation! We are so blessed to be supported by community members and local businesses like Charlie's. The support from our local community is absolutely unprecedented. We have plans to utilize the donation to purchase outdoor picnic tables so that our students can enjoy meals together outdoors. Thanks again for this very exciting and generous donation.”

Elm Grove Elementary

Jeff H.

“Thank you SO much! This is an incredible gift, and it will greatly impact the students that I serve in the library at Elm Grove. I greatly appreciate this!!!”