Langley businesses unite to wash cars for the families in need at Christmas

Langley businesses unite to wash cars for the families in need at Christmas

A number of Murrayville businesses will be holding a fundraiser Saturday at Percision Auto.

A group of business owners from Langley, flying the Think Generously Society banner, are holding a car wash this weekend to help local families in need.

The event is happening on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Precision Auto parking lot at 22575 Fraser Hwy. (near Tim Horton’s and just up the street from the W.C. Blair rec centre and the Langley hospital.

The Think Referrals Business Network (TRBN) is comprised of business owners who meet weekly in one of 13 local chapters throughout the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.

Not only do they support each other through business referrals and camaraderie, but each chapter raises money annually for Think Generously Society, which allows their Think Generously to give families in need a helping hand through the Christmas season – connecting with many of those families through the local Christmas bureau.

TRBN and Think Generously Society founder and president Rainer Schmoll, shared: “Small business owners survive on support from local consumers and they want to give back in some way. Through our not-for-profit arm – Think Generously – we provide business owners a way to give back to the same community that supports them.”

TRBN chapters also usually have a complimentary spot available for another charity.

The Murrayville chapter, which is hosting the car wash, hosted Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Langley in the non-profit seat in the past and is looking for another Langley based charity to support, said Scott Waddle, owner of Precision and president of the Murrayville TRBN chapter.

“We try to provide fun events for Langley residents to participate in,” he said. “This is just one of many. We have our upcoming annual golf tournament, we have a variety of other events coming throughout the year.”

People will be encouraged to stop by and donate to a great cause (the suggested donation is $10).