Brown Bear Car Wash program helps non-profits raise funds

Local non-profits have the opportunity to raise funds through the Brown Bear Charity Car Wash Program. The program has generated over $4 million for non-profits since 2007 and the Brown Bear team is on the lookout for more local organizations to get involved.

“The program offers an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional car wash fundraisers where harmful run-off enters storm water systems and drains into Puget Sound or other local waters,” says Brown Bear Car Wash founder and CEO Victor Odermat.

Over the past 9 years, over 100 booster clubs, churches and other non-profit groups in the Puget Sound area have raised funds for their organizations through the ticketing fundraising program.

Valid for use at Brown Bear tunnel locations (which includes the Ballard location at 5111 15th Ave NW), tickets are purchased by the organizations from Brown Bear for $1.50 each and re-sold at a suggested price of $6-$8. The organizations keep the profit.

Over 150,000 tickets were sold in 2015 alone, and a record 27,000 tickets were sold this past March.

To find out more information about the program, download a brochure, print an application or visit

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