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On Saturday, February 23, 2019, The Wash House Laundromats will host a LaundryCares Free Laundry Day at its two locations in Durham from 10 AM – 5 PM.  The two locations include:

  • The Wash House, 2000 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707
  • The Wash House, 1839 Liberty St, Durham, NC 27703

In addition to free laundry services and detergent, this LaundryCares event will include free food and fun activities for children and adults to enjoy.

Millions of families in underserved communities visit laundromats each week to fulfill the basic need of having clean clothes.  For many of these families, fulfilling this basic need can often be a challenge.  With that in mind, The Wash House Laundromats, in conjunction with the LaundryCares Foundation, is excited and honored to offer a day of free laundry services for people in the neighborhood.  Guests can bring an unlimited amount of laundry to the event and will receive free laundry products to help clean their clothes.  

Additionally, The Wash House Laundromats are partnering with literacy organizations Book Harvest and Libraries Without Borders to provide educational opportunities for children during their visit to the laundromat. There will be a ribbon cutting for a new “Wash and Learn” space for children. While the guests do their laundry, children will be safely entertained with several supervised enrichment activities including reading, face painting, and more. Book Harvest will provide books for all kids who attend.

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The agenda for the day is as follows:

  • Event Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Lunch Provided: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Wash and Learn Ribbon Cutting at 1829 Liberty Street location: 1:00 pm
  • Reading Buddies Story Times provided by Book Harvest at each location: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This event is a landmark “Gold Tier” event for the LaundryCares Foundation, an event which is smaller than the flagship “Platinum Tier” gala events.

The LaundryCares Foundation is dedicated to helping laundromat owners provide services through their stores such as Free Laundry Days and Childhood Literacy Resources to families in underserved communities. Visit us at https://www.laundrycares.org

For additional information about this event or the LaundryCares Foundation, please contact Dan Naumann at (630) 953-7920 or at dan@laundrycares.org. For additional information about this event and The Wash House Laundromats, please contact Lee Williford at (252) 325-01194 or lee@thewashhouseinc.com. For information about Book Harvest, please contact Daniele Berman at (252) 497-BOOK or daniele@bookharvestnc.org.

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