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How To Part 07: Car Wash Fundraiser Hours of Operation Recommendations

So, your group has decided to set up a car wash fundraiser right? Well you have picked out a date, but what hours will you run your fundraiser? Here are some thoughts and ideas, which will help you determine the best hours of operation.

We recommend that you keep the hours of the fundraiser to a minimum. Pick a Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. If you have twenty or more volunteers who will be washing cars, split them into a morning shift and an afternoon shift, ten in each shift. It might be better to have twelve people in the morning and eight in the afternoon. Usually mornings have higher traffic count because people are on their way to somewhere. They will usually be on their way back after 3:00 pm. Don?t start your car wash fundraiser before 8:00 am unless you expect your temperature that day to be over 105 ?F in the middle of the day because no one will be out at that time.

If you are doing a wash-a-thon type of fundraiser and you want to wash as many cars as possible, break your twenty people into four groups. Four people from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, six people from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, five people from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and five people from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Make sure to wash every last car even if it comes through at 5:15 pm. As long as there are cars, keep washing. Don?t stop. You?ve already got the pledge.

If it?s not a wash-a-thon keep the 10:00 am to 2:00 pm operation hours. Even if you have only ten people and you ...

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