Every year in May, the Washburn Tech Car Show raises money for the Washburn Tech Care Closet. There are five show entry classes: custom/low riders, antique cars and trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles and special interest. Technical instructors, students and staff at Washburn Tech are involved in organizing and hosting the event. In addition to cool cars, the event features food trucks, live music, carnival games and a silent auction.
The Care Closet provides short-term financial assistance to eligible Washburn Tech students in need to help them complete their education. A tank of gas or bus fare to get to class or help with a bag of groceries can make all the difference in helping students complete their career program.