Suds and Smiles

Suds and Smiles

Employees of Maroon Group in Avon, Ohio, washed co-workers’ cars to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

The car wash is a fundraising favorite but it’s usually kids who do the washing and scrubbing for charity – not office workers. On a warm, sunny afternoon in late September, seven employees of Maroon Group, a specialty chemical supplier based in Avon, Ohio, rolled up their sleeves and washed 30 of their co-workers’ cars in exchange for donations to pediatric cancer research at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. The hardworking car-wash crew, including an outside salesman who flew in from Austin, Texas to help out, raised more than $500 in just two hours.

“The car wash brought everyone in the company together, including the executives, for a great cause. It was a wonderful experience for Maroon Group,” says Dave Higgins, director of logistics, environmental & safety.

Every year, volunteers across Northeast Ohio and beyond step forward to organize events benefiting any number of areas within University Hospitals (UH). Volunteer-led fundraising events planned by individuals, businesses and community groups are a vital source of support for UH and a great way to get involved. Creative and rewarding fundraisers include everything from car washes and golf outings to food and wine events. For more information, contact our Strategic Community Initiatives Team at 216-844-0416 or .

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