Car wash helping area kids

Submitted photo Two Mike’s Car Wash team members along with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Valley CEO Joe Radelet.

BEAVERCREEK – The Beavercreek location of Mike’s Car Wash aims to help the children of the Beavercreek area by donating portions of car wash fees.

Mike’s Car Wash presented a check for $5,702 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami Valley to help offset the cost of programming their youth mentorship program on May 22.

“This is the sixth year that Mike’s carwash had partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters with this promotion. Customers like the fact that Mike’s Car Wash gives back to the local Beavercreek community,” Mike’s Marketing and Communications Director, Kendra Overbeck said. “We had a great turnout for the event and are very appreciative of our customer’s support.”

The car wash sets aside one day a year, this year was May 2, to not only raise awareness to the area organization, but also for customers to choose between the Ultimate and Works washes for half of the purchase price to be donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami Valley. But, if customers wanted to donate more, additional contributions could be deposited into the donation bin to go to the greater good.

In addition to the benefit for the Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation, Mike’s Car Wash also holds annual promotions benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Last September, the car wash held a nine-day promotion offering a free FastWax when making a donation.

Mike’s believes in giving back and helping other local organizations in need. It offers a fundraising program to benefit local nonprofit organizations and schools. Mike’s supplies the organization with $8 or $15 coupons that are good for one car wash at any Mike’s Car Wash locations. For one month, the organization receives 50 percent of the money collected from the coupons received.

“Thanks to our great customers, team members and the beautiful weather, we had a fantastic turnout for this year’s fundraising event with Big Brothers Big Sisters,” Mike’s Car Wash President Mike Dahm said. “We appreciate everyone’s support in helping Big Brothers Big Sisters with their mission of providing children facing adversity with strong relationships and positive change. It’s one small way we can help and also create awareness in our communities that mentors are greatly needed.”

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Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.