The LaundryCares Foundation — in partnership with Too Small to Fail and Libraries Without Borders — launches its first-ever Summit to leverage the role of the laundromat in promoting early literacy nationwide.
Coinciding with Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the Coin Laundry Association’s (CLA) LaundryCares Foundation has launched the inaugural LaundryCares Literacy Summit. This convening in Chicago, IL, held in partnership with Too Small to Fail and Libraries Without Borders, will bring together national literacy organizations to explore the unique role the laundromat can play in enhancing early literacy efforts in local communities across the country. (more…)
Multi-store laundromat owner Dan Marrazzo and his family have been helping the community’s homeless people around their laundry businesses in a variety of ways. In addition to opening the store each week to allow the local homeless people around the Philadelphia area access to clean clothes by providing free laundry services, Dan’s family and laundromat team also work with a local organization dedicated to aiding those in need. If someone is admitted to the local shelter, Dan’s team receives an email notification. That person who checked in will be provided a free wash card. The Marrazzo family launder linens regularly for this organization which provides shelter to many people who would otherwise be exposed to the elements in freezing temperatures. (more…)
Tom Rhodes, the owner of several laundromats in Florida, hosted a successful Free Laundry Day event. His event entitled “Loads of Love” helped the members of the community in Ft. Pierce attain free laundry services with no strings attached while providing a fun and engaging time for the children in attendance. (more…)
At Coinless Laundromat in Detroit, owner Omar Laurencin graciously offered the use of his company’s facilities for a LaundryCares Free Laundry Day on November 1, 2017. This spectacular event was organized and executed through the concerted efforts of several organizations including: (more…)
Laundromats in Houston and Taylor, Texas, hosted Free Laundry Days for their respective communities in the wake of one of the worst storms to hit the state. These important and selfless acts of charity highlight the giving spirit of the business owners who serve their communities with laundry services. The LaundryCares Foundation, the 501(c)3 charity of the Coin Laundry Association, was proud to lend assistance to each of the store owners at the helm of these events. (more…)
The social group known as Big Fish held its annual outing this past September, with an aim toward fishing, fellowship and fundraising. This year’s gathering of laundromat industry veterans yielded plenty of lunkers at Tetu Island Lodge in northwest Ontario, but the biggest catch of the week was the incredible $32,000 raised from among the 26 anglers for a charity that hits close to home. (more…)
Three northern California laundry owners have teamed up with equipment manufacturer Dexter Laundry and its local distributor, Western State Design, to raise funds and sponsor a free laundry day on October 30, 2017, for those who were impacted by the area’s recent wildfires. (more…)
The LaundryCares Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity of the Coin Laundry Association, plans to execute three Free Laundry Day events in October and November of 2017. Free Laundry Days are LaundryCares’ flagship community affairs which provide members of the local community with the complimentary laundry services while also entertaining and teaching children of laundromat patrons with literacy programs while the wash is going. (more…)
In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, laundry charities collaborate to offer assistance to affected communities.
The LaundryCares Foundation has partnered with The Laundry Project to help bring aid in the form of free laundry services to areas in Florida affected by Hurricane Irma. The Laundry Project, a charity operated by the organization Current Initiatives, has scheduled a very robust series of events throughout the areas affected by Hurricane Irma which has left many people without the means by which to clean their clothes. The LaundryCares Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity of the Coin Laundry Association, normally provides financial support through fundraising to The Laundry Project to help facilitate events. During this time of increased activity, the LaundryCares Foundation has quintupled its normal contribution to assist in the mission of fulfilling the basic need of clean clothes for the people in these communities ravaged by the storm. (more…)
The Coin Laundry Association and its 501(c)3 charity, the LaundryCares Foundation, are trying to help the victims of the recent devastation which has occurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. One of the primary directives of the LaundryCares Foundation is to help all people to receive the basic need of having clean clothes through a network of self-service laundries. (more…)