May 5, 2017

Crew Carwash Partnering with Riley Children’s Foundation

Carwash to accept donations for Riley Maternity and Newborn Health program

INDIANAPOLIS (May 05, 2017)Crew Carwash, a long-standing Hoosier-based carwash establishment, is partnering with Riley Children’s Foundation for its second annual fundraiser.

As part of its “Shine for Riley” campaign, Crew is offering a FREE Tire Shine service to any customer who makes a donation of any kind on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. Crew will be accepting credit card and cash donations at all 30 Crew Carwash locations and will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to Riley Children’s Foundation. Funds raised will benefit the Riley Maternity and Newborn Health program, which offers a full spectrum of prenatal, obstetric and postnatal care for at-risk pregnancies.

Riley Children’s Health is serving in this statewide initiative aimed at greatly reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate. Indiana has 7.3 infant deaths per 1,000 live births—the 10th highest rate in the nation—and only 65 percent of pregnant mothers in Indiana receive prenatal care during the first trimester.

“Giving back to our local communities is something we take a lot of pride in and also a mission that we take very seriously at Crew,” said Sally Grant, executive vice president of Crew Carwash. “The well-being of expectant mothers and their babies is an extremely important issue and we are honored to once again partner with Riley Children’s Foundation and raise money for this program.”

In its inaugural fundraiser for Riley Children’s Foundation in 2016, Crew raised $31,563 to help fund the recruitment of leading experts to provide mothers and babies comprehensive care at Riley. Today, Riley has eight maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists. Donor funding will help recruit up to 12 MFM physicians.

“Riley Children’s Foundation is so grateful for community partners such as Crew Carwash,” said Jim Austin, chief marketing and corporate partnerships officer for Riley Children’s Foundation. “Our 2016 event with Crew was a major success, and support from corporate partners helps Riley improve prenatal care across the state.”

Crew and Riley are hosting a kick-off event at Crew’s downtown Indianapolis location at 1219 N. Meridian St., Saturday, May 13 at 7 a.m. EDT. Riley families will be on-site to meet with customers and help spray down cars as they enter the carwash.

To learn more about the Crew, visit Customers can connect with Crew on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (hashtag #Crew4Riley). To learn more about Riley Children’s Foundation, visit or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Crew Carwash
Founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1948, Crew Carwash is one of the largest exterior-only carwash companies in the U.S. and has been honored as a “Top Workplace” by the Indianapolis Star, “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and “Top Small Workplace” by The Wall Street Journal. To learn more about Crew Carwash or find a location near you, visit

About Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only comprehensive children’s research hospital in the state of Indiana. Our mission is to raise funds statewide to support Riley Hospital funding priorities: pediatric research and patient care, maternity and newborn health and family support programs. Riley Children’s Foundation also funds Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center. For more information, visit


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