By late Tuesday there wasn't a dirty vehicle in sight at College View School, where students scrubbed, squeegeed and buffed their way through the afternoon.
The sixth annual car wash drew dozens of vehicles and volunteers to the site, which is across from Glendale Community College on Mountain Street and serves 75 severely disabled students.
The event serves as a meaningful sensory activity for the students while giving them a chance to interact with peers from other Glendale schools, Principal Jay Schwartz said.
It also raises as much as $1,000 for the school each year.
Among the volunteers were student leaders from several Glendale Unified schools.
Built in 1977, College View School is poised for a $24.3-million refurbishment that will include ground-up construction of a new two-story, 52,030-square-foot classroom building. It will contain improved therapy areas — including a pool — playground visibility, restrooms, storage and lighting.
The project is among the first funded by Measure S, a $270-million school bond measure passed in April 2011.