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Lost change finds its way to charity, thanks to Superior Wash

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Car wash owners find lost coins in the wash bay at Superior Wash in Norfolk.

There's an old adage, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” This is true for most of us if we find any lost money. The excitement is instantaneous, if there happens to be a twenty dollar bill in our laundry. However, the "finders keepers" mindset regarding found treasure is not shared by this local car wash. Superior Wash, located on Benjamin and Michigan Avenues in Norfolk, has a standard for their employees when it comes to cleaning out the trash cans or wash bays: look for lost coins and donate them to a local charity, in this case, the Orphan Grain Train.

Every year, the goal is simple, a $1000 donation. Superior Wash owners Dan and Deb Funk look forward to this opportunity all year, to be able to give back to our community. While some of us may not give finding small change much thought, this simple routine is something that any one of us can do, donating the change we find to a local charity. The idea itself is honorable and provides us with a commitment, a principle, to do something for others.

This Christmas, we want to honor our neighbors, do some good, or maybe we follow the lead of Superior Wash and make a small donation to somebody in need. Even though 2020 has not been kind to many of us, someone else may be more in need than we are.

Superior Wash owner Deb Funk was not too worried when we talked with her in October. "We’re very close to meeting our goal," Deb said. This was in October. And, in November, they contacted us and informed us they have met their goal for $1000.

Orphan Grain Train Donation Money Bag from Superior Wash in Norfolk, NE

Orphan Grain Train Donation Money Bag from Superior Wash in Norfolk, NE

Superior Wash on Benjamin Ave in Norfolk, NE

Superior Wash on Benjamin Ave in Norfolk, NE

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