Because who doesn't like being able to make warm, gooey, fresh cookies magically appear in less than 12 minutes?
Hold a Walk-a-Thon or Fun Run
People can pledge a certain dollar amount for each lap students walk or run for their cause.
Collect e-waste for recycling
Gather items like old cell phones, laptops, iPods, and empty ink cartridges. It costs nothing to participate, and there's no limit to how much money you can raise by collecting items. Check out sites like Cartridges for Kids and Funding Factory to get started.
Sell local coupon books
Chinook Book gathers great offers from a carefully-selected community of local businesses who are committed to environmental and socially responsible business practices. With print edition and mobile app options, your donors can save all year on local organic groceries, experiences and adventures, sustainable home and garden solutions, wellness services, farm-to-table restaurants, handmade and upcycled gifts, and more.
Stuck on car washing?
If you want to stick with a car washing theme, here are some safe fundraising options.
Sell commercial car wash tickets
Commercial Commercial car washes capture and treat their car wash water, so they protect local streams. Brown Bear and the Western Carwash Association sell discounted tickets for fundraisers.
Rent a car wash stall
Some facilities allow you to rent a stall/bay for the day.
Divert wash water
Divert the wash water to a large grass or gravel surface that will allow the wash water to completely infiltrate into the soil.
Use waterless car washing products
Waterless products with microfiber towels remove dirt without scratching the paint and provide a nice wax coat.