Cash for Classrooms


Strengthening our local schools and communities.

Kansas City | Oklahoma City | Topeka | Wichita

Every month during the school year, each Charlie’s Car Wash location awards $500 to schools and school programs nominated by customers like you! To date, Charlie’s has donated over $113,000 to local schools, classrooms and school programs.

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


2021-2022 Award Recipients

School & Program

Cowgill R6 – General Expenses

St. Marks School – Ms. Brittain’s 5th Grade

St. Thomas Aquinas HS – Choir

Bambini Creativi School – General Expenses

Pioneer Trail Middle School – Choir

Hazel Grove Elementary – Studio 44

Little Early Childhood Ed Center -General Expenses

Stone Ridge Elementary – 3rd Grade

Caldwell Elementary – Caldwell Music

Yukon High School – Theatre Department

Liberty North High School – General Expenses

Maize Career Academy – OneMaize Media

Ridgeview Elementary School – General Expenses

Turner High School – AVID

Blue Springs South High School – Girls Basketball

Chapel Lakes Elementary School – Mrs. Goodson’s First Grade Class

Wichita East High School – DECA

Putnam City High School – The Alpha Program

Jefferson Elementary School – Music Classroom

Mustang Valley Elementary School – DDK Program

Liberty North High School – Football

Oak Street Elementary School – General Expenses

Sunnyside Elementary School – SS PTO

Heritage Christian Upper Academy – Theatre

Liggett Trail Education Center  – Early Childhood Special Education

Daniel Young Elementary School – SEB

Wichita Southeast High School – Band

Putnam City North High School – Wrestling

Sedgwick High School – Band

Surrey Hills Elementary School – PBIS

Lillian Schumacher Elementary – General Expenses

Wichita Northwest High School – Boys Basketball

Frontier Trail Middle School – Band

Stanley Elementary School – Shade for Playground

Cassell Park Elementary School – PTA

Bernard Campbell Middle School – Mustang Colorguard

Wichita Heights High School – Heights Choir

Apollo Elementary School – Warmth, Care, and Hunger Program

Cleaveland Traditional Magnet Elementary School – Library

Skyview Elementary School – ABLE  (Alternative Behavioral Learning Environment)

Pattonsburg R-II School – Science Olympiad

Wichita Northwest High School – Wichita Northwest Baseball

Olathe East High School – Olathe East Baseball

Providence School of Arts – General Expenses

Garfield Elementary School – 6th Grade Science

Highland Park Elementary School – STEM Program

Wichita Heights High School – Mixed Abilities Classroom

Putnam City High School – Athletics

South Haven School – Cardinal Club

Yukon Public Schools – Miller Mentor

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!!!”