July 31, 2023

Crew Carwash Raises more than $180,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

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

INDIANAPOLIS (July 31, 2023) – Crew Carwash, an Indiana based family business, recently partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters for its fourteenth 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 15, at all Minnesota Crew Carwash locations and on Saturday July 22, at all 41 Indiana Crew Carwash locations.

With the help of the community, Crew for Kids raised $181,706 in total for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across Indiana and Minnesota. 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 and support more than 90 new matches this year in the communities they serve. Since 2010, several hundred “Littles” have benefited from a mentor because of the Crew for Kids event.

“We are grateful for the sunny skies and generous customers who came to Crew Carwash in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters last weekend,” said Darcey Palmer-Shultz, CEO of BBBS of Central Indiana. “It’s so meaningful to us to have a partner equally committed to developing potential in our community, and we are so appreciative of every member of the Crew Carwash team for their effort and support. The funds raised from this event will directly support our work to connect more young people with mentors, expand our mentoring programs and collaborations to reach more youth, and provide impactful youth development and college and career readiness programming.”

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, Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities, Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Minnesota, 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 www.crewcarwash.com. 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 www.bbbs.org or connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


About Crew Carwash

Founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1948, Crew Carwash is one of the largest carwash companies in the United States. With nearly 950 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 www.crewcarwash.com.


Media Contact:

Christi Mehringer

Marketing Manager

Crew Carwash



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