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Simplified: Silverstar Car Wash is giving free car washes to teachers as part of an annual event May 3 and 4. It’s the second time in recent months they’ve stepped up to help teachers – the first being a “washing away 2020” event for a local school.

Why it matters

  • It’s no secret that 2020 was a tough year for teachers, with remote learning, other pandemic restrictions and helping kids navigate unprecedented times.
  • The teacher car wash event is an annual thing, but it takes on special meaning this year, said Andrea Vetos, regional manager for Silverstar.
  • Silverstar also donated 70 car washes to Explorer Elementary teachers and staff in December as part of a “washing away 2020” event, in just another example of the local business’s support for area educators.

“Our teachers are resilient, and they’ve all gone above and beyond,” said Douglas Eppard, Explorer Elementary principal. “Having a business step up and do this for the teachers means more than what they know.”

Tell me more

Teachers can show their school ID for a free car wash at any of the Sioux Falls Silverstar locations on May 3 and 4.

The offer also extends to staff at schools and daycares, all who fill the role of educating children, Vetos said.

Last year’s event brought 260 teachers through Silverstar car washes, and the goal this year is to top that number.

“We always want to top what we’ve done last year,” Vetos said. “We’d love to see that number increase hugely.”

How can I help?

Share this story with teachers you know in the Sioux Falls area to help get the word out.