Mike’s Carwash donates more than $45,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters
May 18, 2016
Mike’s Carwash partnered for the 7th straight year with Big Brothers Big Sisters (totaling over $300,000 in 7 years) to raise money and awareness for youth mentoring programs in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. During the one-day event, half the proceeds of every Ultimate wash, a $20 value, and every Works wash, a $16 value, was donated to local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies to help offset costs for youth mentoring in the communities where the fundraisers were held.
The event held Saturday, May 7th from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at all 17 Mikes locations included media personalities, radio stations, BBBS Board Members, Bigs and Littles as well as community partners bringing mascots, cheerleaders and free food samples/coupons to add to the excitement.
“We’re very appreciative of our customers who help us support the mission of providing children facing adversity with strong relationships and positive change,” said Mike’s Carwash president Mike Dahm. “We know one-to-one mentoring works, although the demand has never been greater. In addition to raising money for an outstanding organization, we also want to raise awareness that mentors are greatly needed.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with parents, guardians, volunteers, schools, donors, and others in the community to help youth in the program achieve:
- higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships,
- educational success, and
- avoidance of risky behaviors.
Founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1948, Mike’s Carwash is headquartered in Loveland, Ohio and operates 17 locations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The company is known for its state-of-the-art car washing technology, friendly customer service and fun stuffed animals that greet customers along the path to a cleaner vehicle.
Mike’s Carwash has been honored as a Best Employer in Ohio, a Best Place to Work in Indiana, and “Top Small Workplace” by The Wall Street Journal.