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

  • You may choose a specific school program or leave blank and the award will be given to the school's general fund.


2020-2021 Award Winners

School & Program

Winnwood Elementary School – General Expenses
Maize Vermillion Elementary School – PTO
Olathe North High School – Dance and Cheer Team
Stanley Elementary – Wildcat Fun Run
Laurel Hills Elementary – Run for Fun Club
Pleasant Hill Middle School – ReDiscover Show Me Zero Youth Suicide
Rose Hill High School – Vocal & Band Music Program
Harding Charter Prep High School – Horticulture/Gardening Club
Christa McAuliffe Academy – Arts and Science Program
Randall Elementary – Ms. Shawver’s Classroom
Maize High School – Robotics Class
Olathe East High School – Olathe East Girls Swim and Dive Team
Louisburg High School – Special Education
Grain Valley High School – Eagles Booster Club
Pleasant Lea Elementary – PLE Library
Mulvane Middle School – 6th Grade Stuco
Mustang Creek Elementary – Special Education
Cheney High School – Band
Kearney High School – KHS PTO After-Prom
Wichita Friends School – General Expenses
Oregon Trail Middle School – Classroom Peer Mentors
Blue Valley Southwest High School – Football Team (Wolfpack Booster Club)
William Yates Elementary School – General Expenses
Highland Park Elementary School – General Expenses

Rose Hill High School – Girls Athletics
Independence Intermediate School – Choir/General Music
Anderson Elementary School – Girls on the Run
Manor Hill Elementary School – New Technology
Wilbur Middle School – General Expenses
East High School – College/Career Pathways
Hope Leadership Academy – General Expenses
Indian Trails Elementary School – Kindergarten Classroom
Pleasant Hill High School – Music
Holy Savior Catholic Academy – School Expansion Project
DD Kirkland Elementary School – School Gardens
Christ the King Catholic School – General Expenses
Yukon Middle School – Basketball Team
St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School – Science Class
Woodland Health and Wellness Magnet – Health Wellness Magnet
St. Paul Catholic School – STEM
Blue River Elementary – PTO
Grain Valley High School – Varsity Cheerleading
Lee’s Summit West High School – Theatre Department
Rose Hill High School – Special Education
Putnam City High School – Air Force Jr. ROTC
Beech Elementary – Academic Life Skills
Yukon Public Schools – YHS Art Department

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!!!”