Submitted by Bruce Richardson, Herscher, Illinois

Idea posted June 17, 2008

Instead of having each person coming through the car wash pay a set price, advertise the car wash as a "Free Car Wash."

Students take pledges based on how many cars they can wash in one day. Get the supplies, location, and water donated so that all of the money you collect can go directly to your music program.

Put out a collection can for donations from those getting a car wash and those just passing by. Tie-in a bake sale (off to the side) and the money will roll in.