Feed the hungry, and receive free car wash
By Albert de Zutter
Catholic Key Editor
KANSAS CITY - If your car needs a washing it may be a sign that you haven't been taking advantage of the "courteous, efficient self-service" offered at do-it-yourself car washes in mid-town and south Kansas City locations.
Donations to St. Elizabeth and Guardian Angels food pantries can mean free self-service car washes.
For a bag of groceries to help feed hungry families served by Guardian Angels and St. Elizabeth parishes, a person will receive in return 10 tokens worth $1 each to use at one of two car washes - the "Wonderful Waldo Car Wash" at 7401 Broadway, and the Valentine Car Wash at 629 W. 39th St.
The Valentine location is jointly owned by Pat Crowe and John VanGilder, while the Waldo location is owned by Crowe and operated by VanGilder.
Crowe and VanGilder say their offer is open-ended - donors of food or money to the two Churches' food pantries can collect an unlimited number of tokens, each of which will work like four quarters would at either car wash. However, the donations must be received before the end of the year.
The St. Elizabeth food pantry is located at 2 E. 75th St., and is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guardian Angels Church, at 1310 Westport Rd., has its food pantry in the Church office. It, too, is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.Donations to St. Elizabeth and Guardian Angels food pantries can mean free self-service car washes.