De Meern car wash transformed into Christmas Experience
During the Winter Wonderland Weeks at the De Meern car wash, every wash is good for a donation of one euro to the Voedselbank, a charity organisation that provides food free of charge to people who are financially unable or barely able to provide for themselves. Owner Hans Buys wants to do something good for others with the dressed up carwash and the donation to charity during the dark days (and also during corona time).
Lights, Christmas trees, Christmas music and hot coffee while you wait. Everything has been thought of in the winter paradise at Wasstraat de Meern in The Netherlands. Customers drive their car through a fairytale world. And not only do the cars get clean, for every wash the car wash donates one euro to the Voedselbak Leidsche Rijn.
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Buys explains that he always finds it important to give customers a nice experience. “I insist on being service-minded. Always being friendly in the contact with customers. Quality is paramount, which is why we always hand wash and serve quality coffee. Now around the holidays we like to go the extra mile and contribute to a good cause.” The entrepreneur hopes that the donations to the Voedselbank Leidsche Rijn will help people who are less well-off to have a nice day out. The motto of the carwash is ‘Washing with a smile’.
In addition to a nice gesture with every wash, Buys hopes his Christmas Experience will also introduce new customers to the carwash. And that is succeeding. The carwash has been running in Christmas spirit for a few days now and Buys says he has already seen several ‘green license plates’ – or cars that have not washed at De Meern before.
Buys has held events in the carwash before, but never on such a large scale as now. “Of course we sometimes do actions, like with the World Cup soccer last summer. And a year and a half ago we did an action with Warchild. This year we wanted to do it locally, something for the people in the region.”