Sunshine Super Wash in Orillia has totalled the take and cut a cheque for the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The first Sunshine Super Wash for Soldiers’ Charity Car Wash and BBQ (Saturday September 21) was an astounding success, raising $4,080.65 for the Hospital.
“We are so pleasantly surprised by the turnout and the generosity of our community,” said Marina Genua, Development Officer, OSMH Foundation. “More than 250 people came out on a beautiful sunny Saturday to show their support for our Hospital. Thanks to the Hewett Family at Sunshine Super Wash, John Beck and his crew at Able Taxi and the volunteers who donated their time to help it run smoothly, this event was a big success!”
Ten dollars from each wash was donated by Sunshine to the Hospital Foundation. In addition, the onsite BBQ, hosted by Able Taxi, raised $500. And volunteers collecting money in donation buckets during the day raised close to $1,000 from car wash patrons.
“We’ve had charity car washes before, but this was our best yet,” said Ted Hewett, owner of Sunshine Super Wash. “When the event benefits the Hospital, the community is eager to come out to support a cause that serves us all,” he added. “We look forward to doing it all again next year with the goal of raising $5,000 and to celebrate our 50th year in Orillia!”
banner photo, from left to right: Scott Hewett, Sunshine Super Wash Manager, Cole Hewett (back), Sunshine Super Wash Manager, Lisa Wanamaker, OSMH Foundation Development Officer, Ted Hewett, Sunshine Super Wash Owner, Mark Riczu, OSMH Foundation Executive Director and Marina Genua OSMH Foundation Development Officer.