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


2018-2019 Award Winners

Partial List

Winnetonka High School – Softball Program
St. James Catholic School – Pre-K Program
St. Joseph Catholic School – Elementary & Middle School
Honeytree and Branches Academy – Elementary School
Walnut Grove Elementary – General School Fund
Olathe North High School – Photography
Turner High School – Wrestling
Louisburg High School – Select Choir
Fort Osage Career & Tech Center – Fort Osage FFA
Truman High School – Football Program
Lee’s Summit North High School Robotics -Team 1987 Broncobots
Lee’s Summit West High School – Westside Stage Program
College Hill Elementary – Principal Funds
Chisholm Trail Elementary – Circle of Friends Program
Lake Park Elementary – Language Arts Program
Putnam City Schools – Silver Strings Program
Olathe East High School – Olathe East Debate
Louisburg Middle School – Stuco
Cler-Mont Elementary – PTO

Lee’s Summit North High School – Girls Cross Country
Gordon Parks Academy – Gordon Parks Teaching Staff
Quail Creek Elementary – PTA
Liberty North High School – Screaming Eagles Marching Band
Maize High School – Wrestling
Olathe Northwest High School – Team 1710 – Robotics
Blue Valley Southwest – Wrestling
Van Horn High School – Trails West Battalion Army JROTC
Hazel Grove Elementary School – Mrs. Dunham’s Kindergarten Class
Wellington Middle School – Knights Quest
Rollingwood Elementary – Rollingwood PTO
Borromeo Academy – Speech Meet/Debate
Valley Center High School – Valley Center HS Marching Band
Kansas City Academy – Culinary Arts
Cedar Hills Elementary School – Project Green Thumb
Fort Osage High School – Fort Serves
Cedar Creek Elementary School – Elementary Literacy
Augusta Middle School – Millionaire Club
Monroe Elementary School – PTA

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!!!”