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March 08, 2012
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Easy and Effective Fundraising Program Is Also Environmentally Friendly

CHARLOTTE (March 6, 2012) -- During 2011, Autobell® Car Wash’s Charity Car Wash Program helped raise $678,153 for charities, schools, and other nonprofits in North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. The Charlotte-based company’s program began in 1998 and has assisted nonprofits in raising over $4.75 million to date. Through the program, Autobell provides 501(c)(3) groups with full-service car wash tickets custom-printed with the organization's name; the tickets are sold by the nonprofit at full price and honored at all Autobell locations. Fundraisers keep 50% of the proceeds from all ticket sales.

Some notable 2011 fundraisers utilizing the Autobell program included:

- A high school marching band in Union County, NC, that raised $5,983.

- Elementary school PTA, Fulton County, GA, $8,217.

- Women's counseling service, Guilford County, NC, $4,213.

- Kiwanis club, Henderson County, NC, $2,285.

- Church, Hampton Roads, VA, $2,980.

- School rugby team, Mecklenburg County, NC, $3,764.

- Private academy, Wake County, NC, $4,668.

“This program is unique and popular with the public and a boon to fund drive organizers. They don't have to deal with planning and executing a parking lot car wash or other large-scale fundraising event, worry about rain dates, or incur any upfront cost," stated Autobell President & CEO Chuck Howard. “We are thrilled to provide an easy and effective way for so many nonprofits to reach their fundraising goals.

"And since all Autobell locations treat 100% of the wash water used and recycle up to 100%, organizations can feel satisfied they're encouraging supporters to utilize the most environmentally friendly method for washing their cars," Howard concluded.

Nonprofits interested in Autobell’s Charity Car Wash Program should contact Judith Pittelko at 704-527-9274 or 1-800-582-8096 or visit


Autobell Car Wash is America's third largest conveyor car wash company, with 63 locations in North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. The company was founded in 1969 in Charlotte, NC, and remains family-owned and -operated.

The company is well known for its water conservation procedures and has received numerous recognitions from utilities, governments, and media for its environmental commitment; community and employee relations; and its scholarship and environmentally friendly charity car wash programs.