Quick Quack Car Wash grand opening in Victorville to include fundraiser for High Desert family

A nearly 20-foot-tall inflatable duck named “Quackals” stands along Palmdale Road in Victorville heralding the opening of the new Quick Quack Car Wash.

Quick Quick officials told the Daily Press the company’s first Victor Valley location had a soft opening on Feb. 2, with a grand opening celebration this week that includes free car washes, prize giveaways and a fundraiser for 22-year-old Marcus Hilton, who lives in Victorville and has cerebral palsy.

During the fundraiser, scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, instead of charging for car washes, the Victorville location will ask customers for donations.

Every donation raised for Hilton will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Quick Quack, Shannon Gauthier, Quick Quack marketing leader for Southern California, said.

“All the funds raised will go directly to the Hilton family,” Gauthier said. “We’re hoping to see a big turnout by people coming out to help Marcus.”

The Hiltons are members of the Hesperia-based nonprofit Rock’n Our Disabilities Foundation. Nonprofit officials were contacted by Quick Quack as they sought out a local family to help, said foundation CEO and founder Dana Hernandez.

The Victor Valley’s first Quick Quack Car Wash, located on Park Avenue in Victorville, will host a fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, to help 22-year-old Marcus Hilton.

“Besides washing cars, helping others with donations and fundraisers is what Quick Quack is all about,” Hernandez said. “I’m so happy for what they are doing for Marcus and his family.”

Amber Hilton said funds raised by Quick Quack will help her family pay for a bathroom upgrade, which includes installing a specially designed bathtub that can accommodate Marcus Hilton. 

“We’re also saving for an adaptable bike and wheelchair van to transport him to and from appointments and activities,” Hilton said.