The 12th Annual Paul’s Pay It Forward Car Wash starts on Monday, Oct. 21, and runs through Friday, Oct. 25, at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Each day from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., CBS5’s Chief Meteorologist Paul Horton joins community and corporate volunteers of all ages to wash vehicles with donations benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ).

Thanks to CBS 5’s Pay It Forward initiative and commitment to BBBSAZ, and the contributions by other corporate and community partners, Paul’s Pay It Forward Car Wash has grown to become a week-long, family-friendly, community event featuring live entertainment and appearances by special guests all focused on supporting BBBSAZ’s mission.

Several Valley businesses have already joined in to help make this event a success including Charles Schwab, Credit Union West, Ford and many others. Thanks to the generosity of these civic-minded businesses, BBBSAZ is able to provide strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships for children facing adversity to help change their lives for the better.

Viewers and attendees will enjoy entertainment that includes live bands, radio broadcasts, professional sports teams’ mascots and cheerleaders, costumed film and TV characters, unique vehicles, and celebrity guests.

BBBSAZ recruitment specialists will be available throughout the event to provide information about how to become a “Big.” In addition, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Center will be on site to collect donations of clothing and small household items. If getting out to Desert Ridge is not an option, supporters can make a donation by visiting www.bbbsaz.org and clicking on the “Donate Today” link.

For additional information regarding event sponsorships or volunteer opportunities, contact Jessica Whitney at jwhitney@bbbsaz.org or (602) 393-4115. On-Site cell number is (480) 236-6476.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Central Arizona: For 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has operated under the belief that, inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages six through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. For more information, contact BBBSAZ at 602-264-BIGS or visit www.bbbsaz.org