JOHOR BARU: The Rotary Club Puteri Lagoon, Johor Baru raised RM3,577 through a charity car wash recently.
It was done in aid of its pioneer project for needy children called the Rotary Child.
About 30 people took part in the activity at the Pit Stop Car Wash Centre in Taman Molek from 9am to 8.30pm.
They included the Interactors of SMK Taman Pelangi and the staff of the car wash centre.
Stulang assemblyman Mok Chek Hou and Johor Baru City Councillor Neo Khai Beng were present.
About 50 cars belonging to Rotarians, their friends and customers of the car wash centre were washed and polished.
The car wash fee was RM10 but most people gave more.
Club president Soh Lip Meng said he was grateful for the effort put in by the Rotarians, Interactors and staff of the centre.
"All the money raised will be channeled to the club's project, Rotary Child. The project needs about RM50,000 a year. This charity car wash is one of the many projects we have planned to raise funds for the Rotary Child and the club."
Rotary Child is aimed at providing free primary education and grocery products for 10 children aged 9 to 12, regardless of their race or religion.
Soh said the club had decided that the project would be continued for several years even though the term for each president was only one year.
Soh said this was because the club wanted continuity for the project as the children who were selected completed their primary education.
To contribute, call Soh at 012-777 7101.