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.


2019-2020 Award Winners

Partial List

Wichita North High School – Student Council
Santa Fe South Early Childhood Center – Wilson Classroom
Bryant Opportunity Academy – Counseling Program
Westview Elementary – Westview Run Club
Grain Valley High School – Varsity Cheerleading
Blue Valley Middle School – 7th Grade Resource
Oregon Trail Middle School – Classroom Peer Mentors
Amelia Earhart Elementary – Kindergarten
St. Pius X Catholic High School – Education
Enders Open Magnet Elementary – General Fund
Childcare Network – Childcare Program
Wichita South High School – Special Education
Hazel Grove Elementary – Lisle’s Classroom
Fort Osage High School – National Art Honor Society
Mark Twain Elementary – Let Me Run
Ridgeview Elementary – Leadership
Pray-Woodman Elementary – 5th Grade Community Service
Winnwood Elementary – General Fund
Chisholm Life Skills Center – General Fund

Harding Fine Arts Academy – Martial Arts Team
Sunrise Christian Academy – Sunrise Drama
Cedar Creek Elementary School – Library
Fire Prairie Upper Elementary School – Flexible Seating
Stanley Elementary School – Blast Classes
Olathe East High School – Cheer
Valley Center High School – SADD
Lewis and Clark Elementary School – New Technology
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School – Preschool
Kingfisher Middle School – Middle School Art
Andover eCademy – Middle School
Hazel Grove Elementary – General Fund
V. Lindsay SDA School – General Fund
Stanley Elementary – LIFT
Osawatomie High School – Student Achievement Rewards
Cessna Elementary – Gemini Redesign
Kansas City International Academy – Prep School for Immigrants
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!!!”