Excellence In Education

Giving Back

Excellence in Education: Strengthening our local schools and communities.

Five times each year Charlie’s Car Wash awards $500 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 each school year.)

Please see the list below for past winners.



School/School Program nomination


2017-2018 Award Winners

Partial List

Lawson R-XIV – The Law Robotics
McCollum Elementary – Ms. Harrell’s Kindergarten Class
Assumption School – STEM/Science
Indian Trail Middle School – Principal’s Fund
Sunset Ridge Elementary – Music
Fairmount Elementary – First Logo League
Pleasant Hill High School – Scholars Bowl
El Paso Elementary – PTO
Guadalupe Charter – Kindergarten Supplies
Wichita NW High School – Reading Intervention
St. Patrick School – Library
Olathe Northwest – Track and Field
Olathe East – Future Business Leaders of America
William Southern Elementary – William Southern Gentlemen
Our Lady of Hope Catholic School – After School Program
The Independent (Lower School) – Maker Space Club
Kearney Junior High – Sister to Sister Club
Norwich School – Engineering Club
Olathe West High School – Track and Field

Aubry Bend Middle School – Collaborative Spaces Furniture
Indian Trails Elementary – PTO
Fairmount Elementary – Let Me Run
Derby North Middle School – Student Council
Ridgeview Elementary – PTA
Maize South High School – Theater
Olathe East High School – Orange & Blue Brigade Marching Band
Stanley Elementary – Art Room Supplies
Abraham Mallinson Elementary – Let Me Run
Hazel Grove Elementary – Kindergarten
McLean Science & Tech Magnet
Dogwood Elementary – Library
Franklin Elementary – Libary
Lincoln College Preparatory – Football
Louisburg High School – Girls Soccer
William Chrisman High School – Theater
Pleasant Hill High School – 3-D Program
Wichita East High School – Speech and Debate

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!!!”