Keeners opened in 2012 as a 3 month pilot project with the purpose of employing youth with challenges to employment. Over the past 6 years we have helped 70 youth grow, gain skills and move on to bigger and better things. We have also saved over 6.7 million liters of water and cleaned over 22,500 cars. While we are very proud of our results and the business we have created, it is time for us to close our doors. As a social enterprise, it is always a challenge to balance the social mission with the need to be profit driven and in our case we have not been able to grow fast enough to be able to be sustainable.
This is a very hard decision for us but we are very grateful for all the support we have received over the years from our Agency, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, our funders, our site providers, our fleet clients and all the wonderful clients we have worked with and cleaned cars for.
As of March 31st we will no longer be open at any of our sites. This includes UBC Thunderbird parkade, 611 Alexander, The Arbutus club and 1638 E Broadway. We will continue to service a few of our fleet clients until the end of April.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us directly at Info@KeenersCarWash.ca and we will respond as soon as we are able.
Thank you for being a part of our journey and our legacy.
The Keeners Car Wash Team