August 5, 2021

Crew Carwash Raises more than $124,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Carwash to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters throughout the state for fundraising event

INDIANAPOLIS (August 4, 2021) – Crew Carwash, an Indiana based family business, recently partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters for its twelfth annual Crew for Kids fundraiser.

As part of its Crew for Kids fundraiser, Crew committed to donating 50 percent of the proceeds from all Ultimate Washes sold to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event took place Saturday, July 24, at all 37 Crew Carwash locations.

With the help of the community, Crew for Kids raised $124,199 in total for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across Indiana. In total, the company has raised more than $1,000,000 for the nonprofit since its inaugural Crew for Kids fundraiser in 2010.

With the funds raised, Big Brothers Big Sisters will be able to create more than 62 new matches this year in the communities they serve. Since 2010, more than 650 “Littles” have benefited from a mentor because of the Crew for Kids event.

“We are blown away by the support of Crew Carwash and their customers!” said Darcey Palmer-Shultz, CEO of BBBS of Central Indiana. “This support will ensure we serve more great kids this year in time when they really need the connection, support, and opportunities we can make possible. With so many of our Littles and Bigs participating at the event, we also saw a number of Littles learn job skills and get introduced to possible employment opportunities. We are so grateful to Crew Carwash for the unbelievable support. They believe fully in our mission, and we are proud to work with a company full of people who really care about the community and want to make a difference.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that matches kids with caring adult mentors to help support them and empower them to reach their full potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters will use this money to create one-to-one mentoring relationships between “Bigs” and “Littles” in the community.

Funds raised benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies that serve markets in which Crew has locations. The agencies to receive the proceeds from this fundraiser include: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wabash Valley and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bartholomew County.

“We are so happy to support their mission to create positive relationships through 1-to-1 mentoring” said Sally Grant, executive vice president of Crew Carwash. “We’ve been able to see first-hand what an impact the organization has on the youth in our community.”

To learn more about Crew, visit Customers can connect with Crew on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (hashtags #CrewCares #Crew4Kids). To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, 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 United States. With nearly 900 full-time and part-time employees, Crew Carwash has received recognition 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. Crew Carwash strives to provide a clean, fast, and friendly wash to every customer, every time. For more information, and a location list, please visit

About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters exists to defend, ignite, and empower the inherent potential of every child by providing them with professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 115-year history. With over 250 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters annually serves nearly 145,000 children (“Littles”), their families and 135,000 volunteer mentors (“Bigs”). Learn more at

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