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 $169,500 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 and are eligible to win one award each school year.)

Please see the list below for past winners.

School/School Program nomination


2022-2023 Award Recipients

School & Program

Whitson Elementary School – Outdoor Learning Area

Topeka High School – FACS Program

Hayden Catholic High School – Volleyball Program

Seaman Middle School – Math Department

Robinson Middle School – Music Program

Lillian Schumacher Elementary School – Title I Reading Program

Wichita High School North – Biomed Program

Quindaro Elementary School – Let Me Run Program

Pleasanton USD 344 – STARS Program

Van Horn High School – Physical Education Program

Summit Technology Academy – Code Warriors Coding Club

Andover Middle School – Counseling Department

Putnam City Original High School – Volleyball Program

Greiffenstein-Wells Middle School – Special Education Program

St. John Nepomuk Catholic School – Physical Education Program

Jay Shideler Elementary School – General Funds

Lawson High School – Music Department

Maize Career Academy – Robotics Team

St. Paul Catholic School – Library Program

Horizon Elementary School – PTA

Frances Willard Elementary School – Resilience Room Program

Highland Park Elementary School – Watch D.O.G.S. Program

Gordon Parks Academy – General Funds

Rose Union Elementary School – IEP Program

Mulvane Middle School – Mrs. Kody Grant’s 6th Grade Classroom

Epic Charter Schools – Family Engagement Department

State Street Elementary School – General Funds

Kellybrook Elementary School – Kellybrook Snack Program

Andale High School – Drama Club

Olathe North High School – Animal Health Program

Blue Valley Northwest High School – Debate Team

Truman High School – Culinary Program

Raytown South High School – Theatre Department

Earhart Environmental Magnet Elementary School – Environmental Education

Putnum City North High School – Wrestling Team

Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School – Science Pollinator Garden

Lakehoma Elementary School – Bronco Club After School Program

Topeka West High School – TWHS JROTC Booster Club

Line Creek Elementary – Music Program

Wichita North High School – Football, Basketball, & Wrestling Programs

Arbor Creek Elementary School – PTO

St. Ann Catholic School – Music Department

Cassell Park Elementary School – Art Department

Pleasant Hill Primary School – Speech Language Pathology Department

Payne Elementary School – General Funds

Coronado Heights Elementary School – Counseling Program

Haysville Middle School – Life Science Program

Canadian Valley Christian Academy – Technology Program

Carbondale Junior High School – Junior High Cheer Team

Liberty North High School – Golden Girls Dance Team

Andale High School – FFA Program

Moonlight Elementary School – General Funds

Blue Valley South West High School – Softball Team

Frontier School of Innovation Elementary School – General Funds

Lee’s Summit High School – Football Team Helmets

Andover Middle School – Mr. Potucek’s Classroom

Mark Twain Elementary School – ESL for Parents Program

Spaght Science and Communications Magnet Elementary School – School Store

Mustang North Middle School – Band/Music Program

Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet School – Cats Club

Sugar Creek Elementary School – PTA

Valley Center Middle School – D&D Club

Tomahawk Elementary School – Music Department

Blue Valley Northwest High School – Cheer Team

Truman High School – JROTC Program

Highland Park Elementary School – Read-A-Thon Program

Robinson Middle School – IEP Program

Millwood Elementary Learning Academy – Robotics Team

Wichita West High School – AVID Program

Yukon High School – Baseball Team

USD430 South Brown County; Horton High School – Horton Golf Program

Shawnee Mission North High School – JRROTC Program

North Kansas City High School – Speech & Debate Team

Holy Spirit Catholic School – Healthy Lunch Program

Spring Hill High School – Dazzlers Dance Team

Sunflower Elementary School – SLC Class

Bridger Middle School – Debate Team

Longview Farm Elementary School – STEM Rodeo Room

Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School – Mrs. Trivisonno’s ELA Modern Classroom

Bethany Middle School – Orchestra Program

Discovery Intermediate School – Band Program

Southwest Covenant Schools – School Security

Topeka West High School – Topeka West Charger Band

Shawnee Mission South High School – Girls Varsity Basketball

South Valley Middle School – Drama Program

Hadley Middle School – 6th Grade Team for Flexible Seating Program

Rolling Ridge Elementary School – Homework Huddle Program

Blue River Elementary School – Special Education Department

Van Horn High School – Van Horn Stages/Theatre Department

Lee’s Summit West High School – Color Guard Program

Wichita North High School – BioMed Program

Bethany Elementary School – Music Program

Woodman Elementary School – General Funds

Yukon High School – Fastpitch Softball Team

TCALC – FFA Program

Shawnee Mission North High School – Girls and Boys Bowling Teams

Cowgill Elementary School – Middle School Science Class

Maize High School – Band Program

Tomahawk Elementary School – Autism Program

Blue Valley Middle School – Family and Consumer Science Program

Daniel Young Elementary School – PE Department, Field Day

Longview Farm Elementary School – Choir Program

Wichita Northeast Magnet High School – Art Department

Midwest City Middle School – Pom Pom Squad

St. Patrick Catholic School – Playground Equipment Fund

Yukon High School – YHS Soccer Team

Indian Hills Elementary School – Art Department

Our Lady of Hope Catholic School – 8th Grade Graduation Fundraiser

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!!!”