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Old 10-12-2022, 02:48 PM
 
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No, I don't object to them working to earn money......I do object to them working without money being part of the contract, that people will be nice enough to always give them donations.
And they are - our library has a fundraiser and people will hand over 100 dollar bills to help us out.
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Old 10-12-2022, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Two years' learning loss, astronomical college tuition, vaccination requirements that offer nothing but down downside risk to kids and other kookiness of recent vintage are more concerning to me than car wash fundraisers.
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Old 10-16-2022, 07:43 AM
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Who is paying for the water? If it is the public school, they yeah, you have a right to be upset because you are paying for it. If it is a private business or a personal residence, the cost is on them. They are basically donating the water to the charity.

If you are upset about the waste of water, maybe you could suggest at your city council meeting that car washes be banned. Do you have commercial car washes in your area? I bet they use a lot more water than a charity car wash.

As for "teaching environment", I can't think of a better lesson than working makes money.
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Old 10-20-2022, 05:09 PM
 
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Of course water isn't free. But it's also the cheapest utility in my area and we do not currently have a drought. I just came back from a high school car wash and the kids were great. They were using non-toxic environment-friendly cleaners and reusable cloths. Most high school kids get to see their parents paying bills. I don't really understand the point of this post. This hand-washing uses less water than a commercial car wash. The only thing was the kids couldn't vacuum the interior of the car like in a commercial car wash. The commercial car wash costs $35 just to wash the exterior and the kids charged $10.
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Old 10-20-2022, 05:09 PM
 
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No doubt we have all seen it, the cheerleaders, the band, some student group out there on Saturday holding a car wash, maybe free for donations.

I rather cringe at that, especially if it is for free and donations, for only those who have never lived in drought conditions believe that water is free. In a drought, one should not be doing car washes but if they are, at least charge up front.

In a world of dwindling resources and rising prices, are we doing the young a disservice by not teaching them what is the cost of basic living?
Maybe it's a Texas thing? I haven't seen a car wash fundraiser since I was a teenager growing up in the Midwest. I've never seen one here in Colorado.
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Old 10-21-2022, 09:27 AM
 
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Maybe it's a Texas thing? I haven't seen a car wash fundraiser since I was a teenager growing up in the Midwest. I've never seen one here in Colorado.
It's big in New York, but we don't have water conservation issues.
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