Car wash

CASA GRANDE — Home of Hope will host a car wash fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday behind Discount Tire, 1572 E. Florence Blvd.

The car wash is the first event of the year for the organization, as its annual fundraising banquets scheduled for last spring were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The spring banquets have not yet been rescheduled and organizers hope to earn some of the funds needed for the running of the nonprofit home.

Cars will be washed by donation. The organization’s coffee mugs, which normally sell for a $50 donation, will be offered for a $30 donation.

Money raised will go to the Home of Hope operating fund.

Home of Hope is a faith-based residential drug and alcohol recovery facility in Casa Grande where women often live with their children while they reclaim their lives from addiction. It’s one of the few shelters where recovering women may reside with their children while they seek treatment.

Run by Teen Challenge of Arizona, Home of Hope is a year-long program that operates under a “love them back to life” philosophy.

The program provides an atmosphere of healing and the tools and education necessary to help women overcome their addictions, restore appropriate family relationships, obtain and retain employment and become productive members of the community.

Those who would like to make a contribution may call 520-371-5562.


Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at