Nationwide car wash day raises $70,000 for charity

Krown Rust Control volunteers from the Welland and Port Colborne centres were part of the recent Wash for a Wish which nationally raised $70,000 for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Photo submitted

This year’s annual Wash for a Wish by Krown Rust Control franchises across Canada yielded $70,000 raised for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, a record best for the company.

Centres all across Canada put on the wash on Saturday June 23/2018, doing their part to help in their community.

In Port Colborne volunteers from both the Welland and Port Colborne centres participated in the fundraiser.

“As a parent my greatest fear is not being able to fix my child’s problems,” said Erin Pace, one of the owners of the Port Colborne and Welland Krown Rust Control centres,  “I can’t imagine the stress and life changing experience is would be to parent a child with a terminal illness.”

“If we can help, even a little bit to bring some joy back into the lives of these families, then I will do what we can,” she said.

For the price of $10, customers were treated to a premium hand wash with 100% of the money raised going to the charity.

The Children’s Wish Foundation grants Canadian children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, with their single most heartfelt wish, creating moments of joy for the children and their families.

“For us, it’s about giving back to the community and supporting families in need. Raising $70,000 to help make dreams come true for children with life-threatening conditions is a humbling achievement,” says Freeman Young, President of Krown Rust Control. “Our staff across the country has been planning this event for the past year – we take great pride in our work and the small impact we help to make on our community.”

“Staff across the country volunteer their time to raise funds to help support our mission of providing the most heartfelt wishes to Canadian children,” says Leigh Cudia, National Manager of Corporate Development. “The quantity and quality of wishes we are able to provide would not be possible without the dedication and support of all Krown employees.”

Anyone who wishes to donate directly to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada can do so through their website: http://www.childrenswish.ca/ .

 


 

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