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Car wash to raise money for alums’ nonprofit

Running an errand this Friday afternoon can help underprivileged infants and toddlers in the Denver area.

Chaplain Gary Brower will host a car wash Oct. 8 from 3:30–6 p.m. at DU parking lot 108, located at Buchtel Boulevard and Josephine Street. Proceeds benefit WeeCycle, a nonprofit run by two DU alums that collects gently used baby gear and distributes it to needy families.

Brower said that after reading an article about WeeCycle on DU Today, he was inspired to help.

“I thought it’d be a great way to do something as a community service event for a worthy organization started by DU alums,” Brower says.

Founded in 2008, WeeCycle has seven drop-off locations in the Denver area and partners with five community organizations that distribute the gear.

Since there wasn’t anything physically to do in terms of volunteering, Brower says, he decided to put together a car wash fundraiser.

Car washes cost $10 or the equivalent in diapers or new baby bottles.

Members of the DU Pioneers alpine ski team will volunteer as washers and the men’s basketball team will make signs. Towels have been donated by the Coors Fitness Center and DU Facilities is providing hoses and nozzles. To volunteer, contact Brower at gary.brower@du.edu.

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