Splash Car Wash made a donation to the Center for HOPE that will support critical illness and bereavement programs.

The Splash location in Darien presented the Center for HOPE with a check for $1,500.

"Thanks to Splash Car Wash and their ongoing commitment to the Center for HOPE, residents of lower Fairfield County have access to quality counseling and group therapy services when they need them most," said Amanda Romaniello, Family Centers' manager of clinical services for Darien and New Canaan.

The money represents a percentage of the proceeds from Splash's annual holiday gift card sale. Every year, Splash locations in Connecticut and New York adopt local charities and earmark part of the proceeds from gift card sales to those charitable organizations.

Splash's Darien location has supported the Center for HOPE since 1996.

For more than 30 years, the Center for HOPE has provided services for adults and children living with an illness, grieving a loss or coping with a life-altering circumstance. The center is a division of Family Centers, which offers education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County.

Family Centers is a partner agency of the Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation.