This June 11, thousands of volunteers across the United States and Canada will be washing vehicles in hopes of breaking the Guinness World Record for “Most Cars Washed Multiple Venues” the CARSTAR "Soaps It Up! Car Wash" set in 2009 by washing more than 4,000 vehicles in eight hours. In the process, it hopes to raise funds to help grant wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and serve children with cystic fibrosis in Canada.
Themed “Wash for a Wish," the third annual Soaps It Up! Car Wash will be held across the U.S. and Canada on June 11, 2011 as a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis in Canada and the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the United States, as well as some local market charities. More than 140 CARSTAR stores throughout both countries are expected to participate in the one-day event. Tickets are being sold at participating CARSTAR stores in the U.S. for $10, with 100 percent of the ticket purchase benefiting the selected charities.
“Over the first two years, the Soaps It Up! Car Wash has been able to unite the CARSTAR family across North America to help thousands of children in need,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts. “Now, we are ready to continue the tradition and make the ‘Wash for a Wish’ Soaps It Up! Car Wash the biggest and best ever. We want to break our Guinness World Record for world’s largest car wash and bring even more support for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and cystic fibrosis in Canada.”
The CARSTAR partners are sweetening the program with special offers for participants:
3M Car Care is offering a $6 rebate on the 3M Scratch Removal Kit to help drivers keep their paint finish looking perfect.
CARSTAR is partnering with Hertz, who is providing an offer of up to $25 off of a weekday or weekend rental with every ticket purchase.
Cheryl’s Cookies is giving participants six free cookies (shipping and handling additional charge).
“We’re grateful that CARSTAR is doing so much to help us improve the quality of life for our wish kids and their families through a wish experience,” said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer. “Wish kids are happier, more self-confident and feel less isolated as a result of their wishes. The Soaps It Up! event will enable even more kids across the country to enjoy those life-affirming qualities.”
CARSTAR stores in Canada have been conducting the “Soaps It Up!” Car Wash for the past seven years, and this is the third time the program has been done in the United States. The 2009 event was the first attempt for any organization to set the record for the largest car wash across multiple locations.