A man in Florence, South Carolina started a community car wash recently that offers free services to the public. What’s the catch? The employees are all 16 and under and they’re here to learn about hard work and responsibility.
SCNOW said that the car wash was started by a man who also runs a program called Help Me To Help You. As part of the program, Amir McCormick reached out to parents and kids in Florence to gain support for a pop-up car wash.
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12 kids ranging in age from 5 to 16 showed up to wash cars for three hours during this one-day event. Drivers tipped the kids, knowing it was essentially a free service, and McCormick divided the tips among the participants at the end of the day.
“Washing cars is a win-win situation,” McCormick said. “This gives children the opportunity to earn a new skill and extra cash while we help those that are too busy to wash their own cars.”
McCormick said he hopes to host similar events in the future to teach children the value of responsibility and hard work. The kids who took part in this particular event, also learned the specific skill of washing vehicles.