About a month before the scheduled car wash, begin collecting pledges from people (in church, or door to door, neighbors, family members, friends) on how many cars you can wash during the car wash. Make up pledge sheets for the kids to fill out (name, address, phone #). Make sure the kids give some kind of ticket to the person pledging money in support of this car wash. Example: 50 cents a car Xs 200 cars (for the whole day) = $100 pledge. (this is just an example– they can pledge less money and still gain $$) If you have a large group (50+ teens) set up a couple locations around town (McDonalds, Arbys, The church, Taco Bell, etc.) to sponsor your car wash. During the car wash make sure someone is counting the number of cars that come in at each location, when the car wash is finished compare who washed the most cars and which location had the most pledges. Advertise the car was as “FREE”– but don’t deny someone the opportunity to make a donation. Have a big container to display the money collected during the car wash. To collect the pledges: total the number of cars washed at ALL locations and collect your pledges. This is a great fundraiser– raises money during the pledges and also at the carwash. Most people will give more at the car wash especially if it is sponsoring youth activities (churches, schools).

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