The Women in Motion Fund of the High Point Community Foundation received a generous corporate gift from The Car Wash Company who are quickly becoming one of High Point’s most generous corporate benefactors.
On Wednesday, December 15, 2017, Blake and Hope Frazier, owners and operators of The Car Wash Company, joined other local companies who are investing in projects that are impacting their customers in High Point. The Fraziers, who relocated from Georgia, have built a state-of-the-art car wash located on South Main Street, just beyond the old 85 exit. The business has become well-known and very popular for their neon lime green colors and their high-tech washing process that is setting a new standard in the industry.
“I met Blake and Hope about two years ago and could see right away that they were people who wanted to not only bring a great business to High Point, but also give back to the community,” noted Paul Lessard, President, High Point Community Foundation. “Over the past year they have made multiple gifts to local non-profit organizations and local schools that are making a positive difference in the High Point Community. They are young, committed and they have a real heart for touching the folks in High Point! I’m so proud of them!”
Their most recent gift to the Women in Motion Fund was made by Blake in honor of his wife, Hope. The Fund which was established by the Paul Brayton Family who gave an initial gift of $500,000 with an additional matching gift of $250,000 to help encourage others to contribute. The Fund, which has been led by Chairman Martha Yarborough, is focused upon Women’s causes and promoting and empowering women of all races, creeds, ages and economic backgrounds.
“We are so grateful for Blake and Hope for their generous gift to this fund,” said Yarborough. “They are such a young, sincere couple whose giving is direct extension of their Christian faith. It’s wonderful to see our corporate community stepping up to support the women in the greater High Point community which includes Thomasville, Archdale, Trinity and Jamestown.”
The leadership team of the Women in Motion Fund have been working hard these past four months to meet the $250,000 match offered by the Brayton family and are getting close. For every dollar donors give the Brayton family will match it dollar for dollar up to $250,000, so those who give immediately double their gift. Sherri Scott, Director of Donor Services, Administration and the Foundation liaison for the fund sees a bright future for the Women in Motion fund in the years to come.
“Women play such a huge role in our community,” said Scott. “Many are serving as the head of their household, others are trying to improve their lives by educating themselves or climbing the corporate ladder. This Fund is for them, we want to empower and inspire and we will do this with grants, seminars and mentoring. Every woman in High Point can be a part of this by simply donating $100 which will make them a voting member for the Women in Motion Granting Program. Also, all you men can be a part of this too by making donations in honor of your wives, mothers, daughters and granddaughter’s…it a great way to invest in the future of our community,”
If you are interested in supporting the “Women in Motion” Fund you may donate through the Women in Motion Website HERE or contact Sherri Scott at the Foundation at 336.882.3298.
[Photo: Standing left to right are Paul Lessard, Blake Frazier and Hope Frazier—owners of The Car Wash Company—Lisa Brayton, Martha Yarborough, Sherri Scott.]